microlight-type aircraft in Germany is the Ikarus C42, manufactured
in southern Germany by the Comco-Ikarus company. The C42 was first
produced in 1997, and there have now been over 400 of these aircraft
delivered. At present, approximately 80 Ikarus C42's are produced
annually with about 50 being sold in Germany and about 30 being delivered
in other countries around the world. In Germany, the C42 now sells
in almost four-times the numbers each year as its nearest competitor.