Man Behind Starship Introducing Twin-engine Jet

 - February 8, 2007, 10:28 AM

Look for a new twin-engine very light jet to be unveiled at the NBAA Convention next week in Orlando, Fla. Start-up Spectrum Aeronautical, based in Encinitas, Calif., and led by industry veteran–and father of the Beech Starship–Linden Blue, has scheduled an announcement at its exhibit booth on November 8. Its product is the Model 33, a twin-engine jet with composite construction. N322LA is the registration assigned to S/N 0001. The model number suggests that the Williams International FJ33 might provide the power, but Blue declined to comment, saying that the details will be announced at the convention next week. He did say, however, that the airplane will have more than four seats.