08/31/2011. This type has a history that goes back to the single-seat Hydroplum amphibian of 1983, designed and built by Claude Tisserand of Bastia, Corsica, France. It was followed by the side-by-side two-seat Hydroplum II, that first flew in 1986, and plans of the two were available to homebuilders. Tisserand formed Hydroplum s.à.r.l. (société à responsabilité limitée, Corporation) to modify the aircraft and to produce a kit of the Hydroplum II.
In 1988 the Societé Morbihannaise d'Aero Navigation (also know as SMAN) of Saint-Philibert, Normandy, acquired the design and a ready to fly aircraft, designated Pétrel, became available. In 1990 the Pétrel manufacturing rights were acquired by Edra Aeronáutica of Ipeúna, Brazil, and in 1996 it also acquired the Pétrel design rights. The aircraft was completely redesigned and in 1997 marketed as the Paturi, further development led to the Super Pétrel in 2002 and the latest version appeared in 2008 as the Super Pétrel LS.