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Ascensano Aviation is one of Vexillium's premier manufacturers of airliners and other aircraft. It is based in the Lendosan Confederation, and was formerly known as Lendosa Aviation.

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AIRCRAFT MODELS
Ascensano currently has eight aircraft models in regular production, plus a number of variants. It also provides services for several other aircraft models which have are no longer in production.

Ascensano divides its airliners into four categories - turboprops, small and medium jets, large jets, and supersonic.

TURBOPROPS

LAC-100
LAC-100
The LAC-100 is the smallest airliner manufactured by Ascensano Aviation. (Smaller planes are made, but they are not classified as airliners). It is used primarily for small, short-distance routes, particularly feeder services connecting minor towns to major centres. It is generally counted as one of the quietest turboprop aircraft in the world, and is also highly fuel-efficient. The aircraft 
pictured here is in the livery of Rabeli Airways, an airline which operates many services between the islands of the Rabel archipelago.

LAC-200LAC-200

The LAC-200 is the larger cousin of the LAC-200, and is the second smallest airliner in Ascensano's catalogue. It has a longer range and greater passenger capacity than the LAC-100, but is generally used for the same purposes. A slightly extended variant of the LAC-200, called the LAC-210, is also available - it has a slightly increased passenger capacity and a slightly longer range. The aircraft 
pictured here is in the livery of Jhu Kha, a general transport company serving the state of Kha.

SMALL AND MEDIUM JETS

LAC-500LAC-500

The LAC-500 is the smallest full jet airliner manufactured by Ascensano Aviation. It is used primarily for domestic flights, typically on short-to-medium length routes. The basic version of the LAC-500 generally has a passenger capacity of between 90 and 118 people. An extended version, the LAC-510, offers increased capacity and distance, and the new LAC-520 offers greatly increased distance, making the aircraft viable for many international routes. There is also a cargo variant of the LAC-520, the LAC-520/C. The aircraft 
pictured here, which is a standard LAC-500, is in the livery of Air Lavaia, an airline based in western Piolsa.

LAC-1000LAC-100

The LAC-1000 is a jet airliner intended for longer-distance domestic routes or shorter international routes. It has two variants - the basic LAC-1000 has its engines on the wings, and has a passenger capacity of around 180, while the LAC-1100 has its engines on the rear of the fuselage, and has a slightly greater passenger capacity. They both have the same range. The aircraft 
pictured here, a basic LAC-1000, is in the livery of Rivan Airways, which serves routes on the northern coast of Lendia.

LAC-2000LAC-2000

The LAC-2000 is Ascensano's most versatile aircraft. It is intended for significant domestic routes or less important international routes, and has historically been the company's best selling aircraft. There are five variants of the aircraft - the LAC-2100 has the same capacity, but an extra engine mounted at the base of the tail, and much improved range. The LAC-2200 also has a third engine, and also greater passenger capacity, making it useful for many international routes. There are two cargo versions, the LAC-2000/C and LAC-2100/C, with a third, based on the LAC-2200 range, being developed. The aircraft 
pictured here is in the livery of Piolsan Airlines, a major domestic carrier based in the Piolsan capital, Tiris.

LARGE JETS

LAC-3000LAC-3000

The LAC-3000 is a long-range airliner intended primarily for international routes. It is a wide-bodied aircraft, and is fitted with four engines. It is the most fuel-efficient of Ascensano Aviation's jets. An extended version of the LAC-3000, to be called the LAC-3100, is currently under development - it will have extended capacity and range, filling the gap between this aircraft and the larger LAC-4000. The aircraft pictured here is in the livery of Lendosan Airlines, the state-owned carrier of the Lendosan Confederation.

LAC-4000LAC-4000

The LAC-4000 is the largest airliner currently produced by Ascensano Aviation, although the LAC-5000, currently under development, will be larger. It is intended for major routes, whether they are key long-range international flights or short but high-density domestic ones. The average passenger capacity is around 400, while an extended version, the LAC-4100, carries around 430 people. Cargo versions exist for both variants - the LAC-4000/C and LAC-4100/C. The aircraft pictured here is in the livery of AMA, an airline focusing on international routes in western Longerath.

LAC-5000 (Under Development)LAC-5000

The LAC-5000, when completed, will be Ascensano's largest airliner, and along with Delacroix's A380 and Klagstein's K-0XX0, will be one of the largest airliners in the world. It will have a passenger capacity of around 550 people, and will have a cargo variant, the LAC-5000/C. It is intended for the largest and most important international routes, and has been under development for more than ten years. The aircraft pictured here is in the livery of Ascensano Aviation itself.

SUPERSONIC JETS

LAC-SA1LAC-SA1

The LAC-SA1 is one of only two supersonic airliners currently in production (the other being Klagstein's K-0000). It is by far the fastest member of Ascensano's airliner fleet, although does not have the same passenger capacity as most others. Due to the noise inherent in supersonic travel, the LAC-SA1 primarily serves on routes across the  Cislendian Ocean, where it does not fly over populated areas. The aircraft pictured here is shown in the livery of Tikia, a tourism company which operates two LAC-SA1 aircraft on a charter basis for holidays abroad.

CORPORATE INFORMATION

OWNERSHIP
Ascensano Aviation is jointly owned by private companies and the government of the Lendosan Confederation. The Confederate government holds a one-third stake in the company, and another third is owned by Lanatira Technologia, the largest company in the Confederation. The remaining third is split equally between the Confederation's six largest airlines - Lendosan Airlines, Lendian Airways, Piolssan Airlines, Rivan Airways, AMA, and Neonian Airlines. (This actually brings the Confederate government's share up to just under 39%, because Lendosan Airlines is state-owned. However, the airline operates autonomously from the government.)

HISTORY
Ascensano Aviation was initially established by the government of the Lendian Empire as a manufacturer of military aircraft, operating under the name Lendian Aerospace Corporation. It later branched out into civilian aircraft, and was put under the joint ownership of the Imperial Defence Bureau and Imperial Lendian Airways (the state airline).

When the Lendian Empire was broken up, most Imperial assets were divided between the newly emerging states, but this was difficult in the case of the Lendian Aerospace Company - almost all its infrastructure was located in Lendia proper, and could not easily be transferred to anyone else. As a result, the company came into the full ownership of the new Lendian government, with other states being compensated for the loss. The Lendian government placed the company completely under the control of Lendian Airways (formed out of the Lendian share of Imperial Lendian Airways), and later sold the whole company to private interests.

Subsequently, Lendian Airways opted to sell the
Lendian Aerospace Corporation. One third was purchased by Lanatira Technologia, a major corporation. The other two thirds were purchased by the Confederate government, which considered the company to be of strategic importance due to its production of military aircraft. The company became known as Lendosan Aviation. In 205 AP, however, the government voted to split the company into several components - the division responsible for civilian airliners, which lacked the strategic importance of the military wing, was established as a separate company. The government then sold half of its two-thirds stake to an alliance of airlines, leaving the new company split three ways. The new company adopted the name Ascensano.

SALES
Ascensano Aviation welcomes inquiries about purchasing our aircraft. Permission is required from the Confederate government for any sale, but provided the aircraft are intended for civilian use, this is a mere formality.