Who are we?
Airplanes DAR is a small innovative company with a long history that started in the previous century – at 24 June of 1917. We are proud to say that we are older than Boeing. DAR was created by Bulgarian king Ferdinand as a workshop for the national air force and later become Manufacturing Company. The first manager was German aeronautical engineer and aircraft designer Hermand Winter. After his contract with Airplanes DAR finished he went back to Germany and created one of the most famous planes in German aviation history Fieseler Storch-famouse because his short taking off and landing.
Like a company we try to stay small because we would like to be flexible and able to transform faster in order to respond quickly to ever changing marketing needs. We are placed in different parts of the word through our friends and representatives – United States, UK, Austria, Germany, Russia, Australia and Brazil.
Our main activity is the production of light high quality single and two seated planes. The company’s target is on the basis of our modern approach to become world number one producer of small ultra light aircrafts.
Our main production base is in Sofia, Bulgaria. We are proud to say that from many years, we have proven ourselves as respected constructor of sport and commercial aviation around the world. In order to stay competitive in terms of prices we are placed in Bulgaria where the taxes are the lowest in whole Europe. In addition we already outsourced part of our production base in Russia and we plan to do it also in the future in Brazil and Australia. This way we will have production departments in various locations in the world which gives us the possibility to be closer to customers and to respond quickly to their aviation purposes and passions.
Our goal is for the next 100 years Aeroplanes DAR to open a new chapter in aviation history.
From 1995 when Toni Illiev took over the company serial production became priority. Our target is mass production of single, two and four-seated ultra and light planes based on al-metal technology. For this purpose we created a special sheet management technology in which all aluminum details are cutter in lazar and bended on CNC machines thus reducing mistakes of manual work. In addition we are working on the usage of composites in our constructions that provides us with certain advantages – weight, strength and price.
Most of all we want to offer modern excellently looking small aircrafts which perfectly fits the needs, passions and desires of our clients. We want Airoplanes Dar to be a Lego type for some of our buyers who prefer to assemble it by themselves. By offering different varieties of planes we want to cover our customers various needs – from basic training to advanced multipurpose personal airplane.
Our last model is very open like. It is designed with the idea the pilot to be close to the stars and make the flight experience ”bird like” with less technological difficulty and more focused on the pleasure of just simply being in the sky. Our moto is “Be a star fly with DAR!” We want our pilots to feel like stars not only because the plane will give them more sensation to be close to nature but because they will fly one boutique type of plane made especially for them.
In the box bellow you can find out information about DAR’s founder & CEO Tony Ilieff. A brief history of the man behind Aeroplanes DAR and one of the veterans in the ultralight industry not only in Bulgaria, but throughout the globe.