The airplane’s maximum take-off weight of 750 kg and empty weight of 450 kg offer you 300 kg of useful load. With a 120-litre fuel tank capacity, the BRISTELL B23 is “a very good cruiser. The airframe is designed for long life and has a robust structure, which makes it particularly well-suited for flight training,” says Milan Bristela.

Certified BRISTELL B23

BRISTELL, the Czech light aircraft manufacturer which has produced more than 690 LSA aircraft worldwide, has launched the BRISTELL B23, its next generation low-wing airplane. The B23 has been designed to satisfy the European CS23 / U.S. FAR23 certification basis. BRISTELL says they “had listened to feedback from many customers from around the world” before designing the new aircraft.

While the airplane looks very similar to the classic BRISTELL LSA, there is far more to the new design. The fuselage is longer and the tail with an aluminium rudder is larger; the flaps and stabiliser are bigger and more efficient; the composite main landing gear legs have been redesigned completely to enable them to carry much heavier loads than previous BRISTELL models; and the aircraft’s handling characteristics are much improved too. In addition, the twin elevator trim tab function helps the pilot to optimise the forces on the control stick.

The basic equipment includes a steerable nose wheel and a BRS ballistic parachute rescue system. The standard-equipped aircraft also meets the night-VFR requirements and can be upgraded to meet IFR requirements.

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It is a great trainer for any flight school”, says Milan Bristela, founder and CEO of the company. The airplane looks very elegant and anyone who flies a BRISTELL falls in love with it within a few minutes. Once you try a BRISTELL, you don’t want to fly with anything else. Why?

  • ROTAX 912 / 912 iSc, 100HP with very low operating costs
  • Excellent flight and stall characteristics
  • Night VFR certified, ready for IFR MCR upgrade
  • Strong structure
  • Roomy and highly ergonomic cockpit, 130cm wide inside, great for long distance flying or everyday teaching
  • Constant speed propeller for optimum performance
  • Opportunity to learn how to operate the adjustable propeller in training
  • Dual hydraulic BERINGER brakes on rudder pedals
  • Push rods in aileron and elevator controls, easy to maintain
  • Modern full-glass cockpit with dual Garmin G3X screens
  • Garmin autopilot with GMC 507 control panel and Blue LEVEL button
  • Single lever control unit


Two Garmin G3x Touch screens with SyntheticVision, NAV/COM Garmin GNC255 radio, ADSB transponder GTX345 WAAS/GPS, autopilot Garmin GMC 507 + LEVEL button, L3 instruments

BRISTELL B23 Is the Best For

Flight schools

Easy operation thanks to excellent stability, outstanding stall characteristics and rich aircraft instrumentation. Adjustable propeller for optimal use of power.

Flying for fun

Enjoy high performance thanks to the combination of a ROTAX engine and MT propeller. Enjoy great views from the cockpit. Enjoy flying with speed and action – it is nimble and responds extremely well to aircraft control.


Come fly with me, let's fly away – you have a range of 600 NM! Pack even that thick book you haven’t got round to reading yet, you can take up to 55 kg of luggage on the plane. Fly in comfort at any time, even at night.

Fly any time, even at night

BRISTELL B23 is also certified for flying at night under VFR conditions. Enjoy a quiet night flight in a certified airplane with dual glass cockpit and Garmin autopilot.

BRISTELL B23 with Rotax 912s3 IFR Instrument panel

BRISTELL B23 main features

While the BRISTELL B23 is very similar to the classic BRISTELL LSA, its design has been fundamentally modified to withstand much heavier loads than the previous BRISTELL UL-LSA models.

Rescue system FOR MORE SAFETY

BRISTELL B23 ballistic rescue system

BRISTELL B23 has successfully passed the entire certification process without / with a ballistic rescue system from BRS, a company supplying rescue systems, for example, to Cirrus.



Cross-country flights with even more comfort and safety. A modern and advanced GARMIN autopilot and GMC 507 control panel will be at your assistance.

Large luggage compartment

BRISTELL Classic large luggage compartment

The certification for BRISTELL B23 includes the luggage compartment capacity of 2x20 kg in both wings and 15 kg behind the seats. In total, you can load 55 kg of luggage into the aircraft and you still have 250 kg of useful load left. This makes the B23 a global winner among GA aircraft.

Three-blade constantspeed propeller

BRISTELL Classic Propeller

As standard, BRISTELL B23 is certified with a hydraulically adjustable three-blade constant speed propeller to take advantage of the maximum power of the ROTAX engine, both in the ascending mode and maximum speed in horizontal flight.

Steerable nose wheel FOR FULL CONTROL

BRISTELL B23 Turbo steerable nose wheel

You will have the aircraft under complete control even when taxiing. BRISTELL B23 is produced only with a steerable nose wheel, controlled by rudder pedals.

The most spacious cockpit in its class

BRISTELL B23 spacious cockpit

A very pleasant flying experience even for two people. Don't limit yourself, you have plenty of space. Enjoy the comfort of the most spacious cockpit on the market. It is 130 cm wide.

ROTAX 912 iSc / 100 HP


This engine offers all well known advantages of the Rotax 4-stroke engine series complemented by additional features, for example, the engine management system. The complete package presents the latest technology in the aircraft engine industry and will enhance the flying and ownership experience of pilots.

Certified exhaust silencer

EASA certified exhaust silencer


Reduce the noise of your BRISTELL B23 with EASA certified exhaust silencer. Fly even when other aircraft have to stay on the ground.

GARMIN GNX 375 Navigator



LPV Approaches and ADS-B “In”/“Out”, priced for your aircraft.


Give your plane a personality. Choose the design you will love.



Wing span

9.274 m

Wing area

11.75 m2

Wing loading

63.82 kg/m2

Aircraft length

6.585 m

Aircraft height

2.36 m

Cabin width

1.3 m


Empty weight

450 kg

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW)

750 kg

Useful load

300 kg

Fuel tanks capacity

120 l

Fuselage luggage compartment

15 kg

Wing luggage compartment

2 x 20 kg

Load factor


Airspeed, Climb and Cruise performance

Stall speed without flaps VS1

50 KCAS (MTOW 750 kg)

Stall speed with flaps VS0

43 KCAS (MTOW 750 kg)

Manoeuvring speed VA


Maximum flap speed VFE


Maximum horizontal flight speed VH

117 KTAS

Never exceeded speed VNE

156 KCAS

Best rate of climb speed Vy (flaps retracted), MTOP


Best rate of climb (flaps retracted), MTOP

700 ft / min

Best angle of climb speed Vx, MTOP


Best rate of climb speed Vy (flaps 10°), MTOP


Best rate of climb (flaps 10°), MTOP

634 ft / min

Take-off distance (ground roll)

365 m

Take-off distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle

479 m

Landing distance (ground roll)

146 m

Landing distance from 15 m (50 ft) height

391 m

All data at MTOW 750 kg

BRISTELL B23 upholstery

First-class materials with certified properties. Top workmanship. Your comfort is ensured even during long flights.


Included in the equipment of the BRISTELL B23 airplane are


ROTAX 912 / 912 iSc (100HP) engine, carb. heat., slipper clutch, water thermostat
In flight adjustable propeller MTV-34-1-A/175-200 hydraulic constant speed
One colour paint scheme
Night VFR
All documents for registration
Flight manual
Maintenance manual
Engine Manual


Locking canopy, locking fuel tank caps
Adjustable fresh-air ventilation system
Hydraulic differential disk brakes installed on both sides of rudder pedals
Steerable nose wheel
Electric elevator trim
Electric flap control system
Electric aileron trim
Four-point AmSafe seat belts
Luggage compartment behind seats
Tinted canopy
Canopy protection cover
Auxiliary fuel pump
Adjustable rudder pedals
Parking brake
Beringer light-weight wheels 5,00-5
Wheel fairings
Cockpit heater with demisting system
BRS rescue system
Firewall soundproofing
Cockpit upholstery, two map pockets, arm rest box
Special leather upholstery - including sleeve strips
Leather upholstered glare shield
Landing light mounted in wing
Wing strobes and navigation lights
Wing lockers
Tail skid
Single lever control unit

Instruments / Navigation

L3 ESI-500 / GI 275
Garmin GNC 255A NAV/COM
Garmin GDU 460 Dual G3X Touch Display
Garmin GTX 345R, GPS 20A WAAS/GPS Pos.
Garmin GSA 28 smart autopilot servo
Garmin GMC 507 autopilot control panel
Garmin GAP 26 AOA probe heated
Back-up battery for G3X, IBBS-12V-6Ah
PM3000 stereo intercom
Tosten CS-8 on both sticks
LED strip on the glare shield
BOSE Lemo connectors
ELT Kannad 406

High altitude performance! 

BRISTELL B23 TURBO with ROTAX 915 iSc engine.


Real Success Stories

"My opinion on the Bristell B23 is that it is a beautiful little airplane, with a really appealing design. Also, the interior looks good and is very comfortable. The plane has very good flight characteristics. The modern glass cockpit and the autopilot make traveling a pleasure. Even with a lot of luggage! I was amazed how much I can load!"

Pilot Ulli


BRISTELL B23 reference Pilot Ulli

"I have travelled a large part of Europe with BRISTELL B23. Compared to other types, I appreciate the excellent comfort even on long flights. The instrumentation makes the flight very easy and I always have a perfect flying experience."



BRISTELL B23 reference Petr

"I have accumulated approx. 70 flying hours on this airplane, through test flights as well as delivering the planes to new owners. Regarding test flights, I really like the aircraft’s great flying qualities, further enhanced by the large cockpit, very comfy seats and superb instruments, which all make for an extremely comfortable journey when flying the planes to their new homes. It’s thumbs up from me!"



BRISTELL reference Mirek

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