Opus Aircraft is a manufacturer focused on the production of an all aluminum aircraft. The goal of this was to produce an aircraft that could fall under the sport category and therefore be much more accessible training wise. A regular aircraft requires 40 hours of certified flight. However, to be a sport pilot only requires 20 hours of training, making it a very accessible goal. A major factor of importance is that this was a research endeavor and not a profit endeavor. Begun by Richard Noble, an award winning pilot, the OPUS team was focuesed on furthering aviation as much as possible.