Advance OMEGA XA 4
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Model Status: Limited edition
EN Certification: EN D
LTF Certification: LTF D
The OMEGA XA 4 has already shown its face by its appearance in the X-Alps, where it was successfully flown by seven pilots in its 22 size. Now the 23 and 24 sizes have been completed to our full expectation and satisfaction. The OMEGA XA 4 is lighter and performs noticeably better than its predecessor. Its exceptional performance and compact build design also make the OMEGA XA 4 the natural choice for serious cross country pilots.
10/01/2022: Advance: "Due to our reduced production capacity... and... very high demand for our other current wings... we do not see a way to producing and marketing the OMEGA XA 4 in time for the 2022 season. After the successes in the 2021 X-Alps this decision is a particular source of regret for us, especially when considering interested pilots. We will do everything in our power to offer a light two-liner as a successor to the very popular and successful OMEGA XA 3 as soon as possible. We ask for your understanding of this exceptional and difficult decision during these unusual times."
Advance production update published in November 2021 below.
Update November 2021: news and lead times
Since spring 2020 Corona has been giving us some difficult challenges. Then, we had to almost shut down production because demand completely disappeared. Paragliding was banned in many parts of the world. In the summer of 2020, interest in our products reemerged – very strongly. At the same time it became increasingly difficult to obtain raw materials. In addition, international transport capacities dwindled to almost nothing. In the summer of 2021 the pandemic hit Vietnam where we manufacture all our paragliders and harnesses. The country has been in lockdown for more than two months, and unfortunately it has meant our production capacity has been drastically reduced. It will be a while before it can resume at full capacity. There are therefore considerable delays in the delivery of our products and the introduction of new products is also delayed.
As soon as possible
Despite all the circumstances, we have invested a lot of energy in development. This has resulted in the OMEGA XA 4 and the WEIGHTLESS lightweight XC harness, among other products. We are proud of these and have now presented them at the Coupe Icare in St. Hilaire! Due to the corona situation, planning is difficult. At the end of October, the lockdown in Vietnam was largely lifted and currently about two thirds of our staff are working on site again. At the moment, we are focusing on processing the large number of open orders as quickly as possible. The current planning is that we will be able to manufacture and launch newly developed products from spring 2022 onwards in terms of production capacity. Join the "As Soon As Possible" (ASAP) mailing list and get the latest news about products and their production progress directly from us.
We are doing our best
It motivates us tremendously that so many people enjoy our equipment. We see the smiles on your faces every day in all the many social media posts. That's why we are doing everything to improve the delivery situation as soon as possible. Nevertheless, some longer waiting times will be unavoidable in the coming months. Thank you for your trust! We ask for your patience and will keep you informed.
Update 04/11/2021: current situation
"... we would like to update you on the current situation of our production in Vietnam. First the good news: We can just make out some light at the end of the tunnel...
The scene in our production halls is not yet like the picture, but currently about two thirds of our staff is working on site again. As before there remain strong Corona restrictions in Vietnam, and freedom of movement is still restricted. Only vaccinated people are allowed to leave home and go to work.
Currently, we expect to be able to increase output by 10% each month, so it will take several months for the situation to return to normal. At the moment, we are focusing on processing the large number of open orders that accumulated during the three-month lockdown in Vietnam as quickly as possible. During that period our production was virtually shut down.
In terms of production capacity, current plans anticipate that we will be able to manufacture and launch newly developed products from spring 2022. Of course, we will let you know via this channel as soon as we have firm timings for new product availability.
Thank you for your understanding.
Update 10/01/2022: OMEGA XA 4 out of the running :-(
"The OMEGA XA 4 has been certified in all three sizes since last summer, and has continued to show its successful X-Alps qualities in various Hike & Fly competitions such as the Eigertour (all 3 pedestals). Due to our reduced production capacity we have only been able, so far, to supply a small and select group of athletes with this glider. Due to very high demand for our other current wings, and the waiting time that goes with it, we do not see our way to producing and marketing the OMEGA XA 4 in time for the 2022 season. After the successes in the 2021 X-Alps this decision is a particular source of regret for us, especially when considering interested pilots. We will do everything in our power to offer a light two-liner as a successor to the very popular and successful OMEGA XA 3 as soon as possible. We ask for your understanding of this exceptional and difficult decision during these unusual times."
|EN Certification||EN D|
|LTF Certification||LTF D|
|Model Status||Limited edition|