American Champion

American Champion Aircraft Corporation, is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft headquartered in Rochester, Wisconsin. Founded in 1988 on the acquisition of the Champ, Citabria, Scout, and Decathlon, it has been producing replacement parts for these aircraft since that time. It has also been producing new aircraft since 1990.

The Champ, Citabria, Decathlon, and Scout designs were obtained from Bellanca which had acquired Champion Aircraft Corporation in 1970. While Bellanca was responsible for the design of the Scout, the designs and type certificates for the Champ, Citabria and Decathlon originated from Champion Aircraft Corporation.


Summary of aircraft built by
Model name First flight Number built Type
7EC Champ 1944   2 seat general aviation aircraft
7ECA/7GC Citabria 1964   2 seat general aviation aircraft
8GCBC Scout 1974 500 2 seat general aviation aircraft
8KCAB Decathlon 1970 1,000 2 seat general aviation aircraft
8KCAB Super Decathlon 1990 1,050 2 seat general aviation aircraft
8KCAB Extreme Decathlon 2012 30 2 seat general aviation aircraft


American Champion Aircraft (ACA) currently produces FAA certified light acrobatic and utility aircraft for pleasure, work, training, and true excitement.

The long standing design has proven stable and comfortable for over 50 years. The aircraft are a stronger, better built, better handling aircraft because of generations of refinement. Our privately owned company assures that the planes are built right, and not under the pressure of corporate cost / profit / production projections.

ACA has owned the type certificate to the Model 7 and Model 8 Champion Line since 1988, and has been supplying parts from the very beginning. New aircraft manufacture began in 1990 and has continued to grow since.

ACA's line of “Champs” is centered around the design change of metal spar wings, offering a more stable and sturdy platform than before. The line of Aircraft continues to be improved and modernized, is 100% FAA certified, and is still the most versatile and affordable two seat tandem tail-dragger in its class.

The Decathlon Series

The Citabria Series

The Scout Series


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