Boisavia B.260 Anjou
SIPA Anjou



The Boisavia B.260 Anjou was a four-seat twin-engine light aircraft developed in France in the 1950s. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration with retractable tricycle undercarriage but fabric-over-tube construction.

Intended by Boisavia as a touring aircraft, it did not find a market and only the single prototype was constructed, first flying on 2 June 1956. At this point, the firm, via NORD, sold the design to SIPA, which modified the design and re-engined it with Lycoming O-360 engines as the Sipavia Anjou, but found that they could not sell it either.

Plans to develop a stretched version with three extra seats and Potez 4D engines were also abandoned.

Avia France says 1 built. But Flight says at least 5 B.260 Anjou were built - or were under construction in 1955 - incl. 2 prototypes by Boisavia and 3 pre-production versions built by SNCAN at Meaulte.


B.260: Boisavia prototype with Regnier 4L engines (1 built)
B.260: 1953 plan was for DH Gipsey Major-powered 4/5-seater
B.260: 2 x 170 hp SNECMA-Régnier 4 LO-2 4-cyl inline,
B.261: 2 x 190 hp Lycoming O-360-A, 1 B.260 conversion
S.261: SIPA designation for the B.261 conversion (1 converted)
S.262: Planned seven-seat version (not built)


Engines: 2 × SNECMA licence-built Regnier 4L-02, 127 kW (170 hp) each
Wingspan: 12.85 m (42 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 21.5 sq.m (231 sq.ft)
Length: 7.10 m (23 ft 3 in)
Empty weight: 992 kg (2,187 lb)
Gross weight: 1,870 kg (4,123 lb)
Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
Range: 1,250 km (780 miles)
Service ceiling: 7,125 m (23,370 ft)
Rate of climb: 6.0 m/s (1,180 ft/min)
Crew: one pilot
Capacity: 3 passengers