is a Brazilian
prop-driven four-seat light utility aircraft manufactured by Indústria Aeronáutica Neiva
The design was started in 1959
for a four-seat cabin monoplane
aircraft with a high wing and fixed undercarriage. The prototype
, designated the Neiva Regente 360C
, was first flown on 7 September 1961
with a 145 hp (108 kW) Continental O-300 piston engine
. The type was ordered into production by the Brazilian Air Force
with a more powerful 180 hp (134 kW) Continental O-360
engine. Eighty aircraft were built originally designated the U-42
(later changed to C-42
) for the utility role.
Neiva developed a three-seat Air Observation Post version for the Air Force, designated the Regente 420L. Its tailcone was lowered in order to improve visibility, and it used a more powerful Continental engine. The aircraft was first flown in January 1967 as the YL-42. Forty were built for the Brazilian Air Force as the L-42. It had provision to carry light bombs or rockets on underwing hardpoints.
Neiva also developed a four-seat civil version designated the Lanceiro. The prototype (Registered PP-ZAH) first flew in 1970, followed by production aircraft in 1973. The company's subsequent involvement with Embraer resulted in the Lanceiro program's being terminated.
- Regente 360C - utilty version (80 built)
- U-42 - military designation of the Regente 360C
- C-42 - military designation changed from U-42
- Regente 420L - Air Observation Post version (40 built)
- L-42 - military designation of the Regente 420L
- Lanciero - civil version (2 built)
they operate 6 Regente's in road patrol since May 2008