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Varman Aviation has taken up the exclusive marketing and after sales service for the aerobatic trainer aircraft Z 242 L and 4 seater commuter aircraft Z 143 L of Morovan Aeroplanes a.s. Czech Republic. Morovan Aeroplanes is one of the leading manufracturers of Zlin series aircrafts.


Z 242 L
is a two seater side-by-side rugged, all-metal, training and fully aerobatic aircraft, powered by Textron Lycoming AEIO-360A 1B6 Engine (200hp) with either MT/Hartzel Propeller and has a range of 267NM ( 495 Kms). This aircraft is certifed according to FAR 23 standards cleared for IFR & VFR operations and has the approval of both FAA and European countries and is being operated in more than 11 countries in the world.

The ZLIN Z 242L is a rugged, all-metal, training and fully aerobatic aircraft, certified according to FAR 23 Standards. Designed for flight load factors of + 6g to -3,5g, the ZLIN Z 242 L is suited for a variety of training, aerobatics and utility applications.

The ZLIN Z 242 L is being built and supported by one of the largest and most renowned sport aviation and training aircraft manufacturers in the world .

MORAVAN - AEROPLANES, Inc. has produced over 50 versions of Zlin aircraft since its beginnings in 1934 as a subsidiary of the Bata shoe company. Upon closer inspection of these Czech built aircraft one can notice the pride and experience of the factory in quality of workmanship and integrity of construction.

The ZLIN Z 242 L boasts a 44” wide spacious and airy co-cockpit making even the largest of pilots feel comfortable. The sliding bubble canopy provides exceptional visibility leaving pilots and passengers at ease allowing them fully enjoy and experience the wonders of flight.

Simple, dependable and powerful Lycoming AEIO-360A1B6 engine provides power, reliability and enconomical performance for even the most demanding applications.This 200 hp engine together with the Christen inverted-flight oil system, offers the highest reliability and has accumulated millions of hours of dependable service up to date.

The ZLIN Z 242 L can be equipped with a wide variety of instruments and avionics making it suitable for a day and night, VFR and IFR operations. ZLIN Z 242 L’s inherent stability makes it very suitable for IFR training .

Fully mass balanced controls give the ZLIN Z 242 L the most delightful, light, crisp and responsive handling qualities in comparison with any other aircraft in the same class. This is also the reason why Z 242 L is so popular in many air-schools and also among most demanding military pilots.

This aircraft has been engineered to be maintained easily and inexpensively. All inspection panels and cowling have quick release Dzus fasteners, wing inspection panels can be opened with just one finger. The instrument and avionics panels remove quickly from their mounts providing easy access for installation and repair. Many other ergonomic design features are incorporated in the ZLIN Z 242 L making it the easiest aircraft in its class it maintain .

The ZLIN Z 242 L has been designed for the most demanding private, commercial and military requirements. The aircraft is so versatile and performs in a variety of roles that it creates many new profit centers and spreads benefits throughout an operation .

The ZLIN Z 242 L is a primary training, aerobatic trainer, patroling airplane, banner and glider towing airplane and competes with the best in air combat training and simulation areas. Those programs are designed to bring the general public to aviation and provide operators with an increase in cash flow, and an effective promotional tool.

As a personal airplane the ZLIN Z 242 L will prove to be the most delightful and fun aircraft you have ever owned .

We guarantee it …………

Empty Weight 730 kg 1609 Ib 730 kg 1609 Ib 730 kg 1609 Ib
Gross weight 970 kg 2138 Ib 1090 kg 2403 Ib 1020 kg 2249 Ib
Load factors +6 ; -3,5 g +3,8 ; -1,5 g +5 ; - 3 g
Take -off run 210 m 689 ft 266 m 872 ft 233 m 764 ft
Take -off distance to 15 m ( 50 ft ) 450 m 1476 ft 565 m 1853 ft 495 m 1624 ft
Climbing rate 5,6 m/s 1102 ft / min 4,5 m/s 886 ft / min 5,0 m/s 980 ft / min
Max . speed ( 0 m , ISA ) 236 km / h 127 kt 231 km / h 125 kt 233 km / h 126 kt
Cruising speed ( 75 % MC, H = 2000 m ) 227 km / h 122 kt 223 km / h 120 kt 225 km / h 121 kt
Fuel tank capacity      

Main tanks


2x 60 Litres 16 US gal.

2x 60 Litres 16 US gal .

2x 60 Litres 16 US gal .
Auxiliary tanks
2x55 Litres 14,5 US gal.
Range 495 km 267 NM 1056 km 570 NM 495 km 267 NM


A trade mark of excellence.....

wing span 9,34 m 30 ft7 1/2 in
length 6,94 m 22 ft9 1/4 in
height 2,95 m 9,68 ft

Manufacturer MT PROPELLER, Germany
Type MTV-9-B-C/C-188-18a (3-blade)
Manufacturer TEXTRON Lycoming, USA
Type AEIO-360-A1B6
  Power Rpm
Max.continuous 200hp 2700 rpm
Max.cruising 150 hp 2450 rpm
Economy cruising 130 hp 2350 rpm


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