Maverick Jets Is Back with New Product
After operating below the radar for several years, Maverick Jets, now headquartered in Jackson, Wyo., revealed it is working on a next-generation Maverick Leader called the SmartJet. The five-seat, twin-turbofan, all-composite SmartJet has a planned mtow of 4,160 pounds, an empty weight of 2,150 pounds, a normal cruise speed of 277 knots at 22,000 feet and a max range of 1,250 nm. Jim McCotter, Maverick Jets president and owner, said the company will disclose the name of the airplane’s engine maker “later this year.” He expects first flight of the SmartJet in the last quarter of next year and FAA certification in spring 2009. Price: $899,000.