gbigs Posted June 21, 2016 Report Share Posted June 21, 2016 ICON is back with a 'new' sales contract after being spanked by their customers over their first version. Is it fixed? No. ICON seems to think they can convince customers to let them make product without liability on their part...and to force customers to conform to THEIR idea of how an aircraft must be flown to be safe....they actually refer to 'bush flying' as their idea of the gold standard flying skill set in order to own and operate their products. Check this list of 'requireds.' 1. Required ICON-authorized training: to ensure all pilots are qualified to ICON standards. 2. Required ICON-authorized maintenance: to ensure airworthiness to ICON standards. 3. A Managing Pilot: a specific designated individual responsible for safe operation. 4. Flight Data Recorder: for aircraft maintenance information as well as accurate accident reconstruction. 5. Covenant Not to Sue: an agreement to not sue if ICON is shown not to be at fault. 1. It's already an SLSA for over $250k no mention if 'authorized training' is included, no doubt it isnt. 2. pretty vague and sinister sounding isn't it? Especially considering they do not list what is required in the sales contract. 3. A managing pilot? 4. Data Recorder - no wonder the cost is so high. 5. 'if' ICON is shown not to be at fault....imagine how that gets played out in the courts. In the end ICON not only came late to market and chewed up tons of venture money, but they are letting lawyers destroy what's left of their feeble brand before they deliver a single plane. ICON_A5_Purchase_Agreement_with_Cover_Letter.pdf Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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