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Sonex employee purchases company; will introduce new products and Advisory Board

Long-time Sonex employee and general manager Mark Schaible has purchased the assets of Sonex Aircraft, LLC and Sonex Aerospace, LLC and will continue their operations as owner and president of the newly formed Sonex, LLC.Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Sonex is a kit aircraft, engine, accessories and unmanned aircraft manufacturer. The company was founded by John Monnett in 1998, who will stay with Sonex as a lifetime emeritus advisor on its new Advisory Board."John Monnett is a legendary name in the aviation industry, so I am very humbled and excited to have the opportunity to stand on the shoulders of his achievements and continue to shape the Sonex legacy into the next generation," said Schaible.Sonex will continue to serve both the piston and turbine experimental aircraft markets with its current products, while also bringing new developments to its lineup. The company will be bringing the following to the market in the coming years:The JSX-2T two-seat SubSonex Personal Jet, scheduled to debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.The Sonex High Wing will be unveiled at AirVenture 2023.Additional support for the installation of Rotax 912-series engines, including the Rotax 912iS with a factory installation in progress that will be the basis for the installation in the EAA AirVenture 2022 One Week Wonder.Expanded support for UL Power's line of 4-cylinder engines and Jabiru engines.Advancements in Sonex's line of AeroConversions products, while closely monitoring the engine market for other new products that may become good candidates to power Sonex aircraft as they develop and prove reliable.The AeroConversions product line will continue to offer the AeroVee and AeroVee Turbo engine kits along with the AeroInjector and the current line of AeroConversions accessories.Heather Zahner, a long-time employee of Sonex, will move to the general manager position in place of Schaible. As for the new Sonex Advisory Board, members will include John Monnett, Pete Buck, Joe Norris, Dave Juckem, and Chad Feucht, each bringing extensive aviation knowledge to the company.Sonex Aerospace has been converted from a separate company to become a third major product line of Sonex LLC, allowing it to focus on the rapidly growing Unmanned Aircraft Systems market.
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