Prototype TP single ordered returned

 - September 20, 2006, 10:30 AM

Early last month the Superior Court judge presiding over the lawsuit between Farnborough Aircraft Corp. Ltd. (FACL) and Epic Aircraft parent Aircraft Investor Resources (AIR) granted an injunction allowing FACL access to the F1/Jestrel JP100 prototype that AIR was building under an agreement. Several days after the ruling, FACL personnel moved the prototype, which was missing its previously installed wings and horizontal stabilizer, from AIR’s Bend, Ore. facility to another hangar to finish assembly of the turboprop single. Under court order, AIR had until March 1 to deliver to FACL a set of wings and horizontal stabilizer for the F1 prototype. An arbitration hearing to resolve the remaining disputes is scheduled for June 12. Meanwhile, FACL hopes to fly its prototype in June or July.