The AKOYA is the most aquatic of all amphibious planes; the aircraft’s shape, giving it the appearance of a marine mammal, amply attests to its aquatic capacities. We have not transformed an aircraft to create one that floats on water—we have created an aquatic aircraft. Its fins, called “Seafoils,” are a distinguishing feature, both in terms of the aircraft’s appearance and performance.
The revolutionary “seafoils”
The AKOYA has completely revolutionized seaplanes, thanks to LISA’s patented “Seafoils” technology.
Unlike other seaplanes, the AKOYA has neither a conventional hull nor step. There are no break lines, no joints in its aerodynamic fuselage, enabling it to achieve flight performances that are unprecedented in the seaplane industry, while giving it an eye-catching design.
Like a fish in water
Designed like “aquatic fins,” the “Seafoils,” like hydrofoils used on boats, raise the fuselage above the water at very low speeds, enabling take-off over short distances.
When the aircraft is taking off from the water, the “Seafoils” buffer the effect of the lapping waves, providing unrivalled comfort and giving the plane a high degree of stability, even on rough seas. The AKOYA can therefore take off in much more varied sea conditions than amphibious planes fitted with standard floats or hulls.
Everything, including the cockpit, is aquatic
Boarding the aircraft after a swim, facilitated by the step integrated into the “Seafoils,” and the seats, which are made from materials that are traditionally used in the nautical industry, make it possible to fully enjoy the pleasures of diving in the middle of a lagoon.
Inversely, it is quite possible to berth the plane without getting your feet wet and to move your AKOYA from the shore into the water, thanks to its retractable landing gear, which is treated against corrosion and can be operated in water.