Work is progressing on Spectrum Aeronautical’s all-composite S.40 Freedom midsize jet, but the first-flight dates have been pushed back, from a previously planned end-of-2008 to late 2009 or early 2010, according to director of sales Gary Bushouse. Even with the delays, the Freedom will likely be the next all-composite jet to take flight, now that the Grob SPn program has been halted. FAA certification of the Freedom should follow 12 months after the first flight, he said.
In the Works: Spectrum Aeronautical
- February 27, 2009, 8:36 AM