Braly

October 27, 2008 - 9:49am

AAI Acquisition, which bought the assets of bankrupt Adam Aircraft in April, now has about 200 employees and says that design, manufacture and test activities have resumed for the A700 very light jet. According to CEO Jack Braly, the FAA has agreed to accept A700 certification work previously completed by Adam Aircraft.

July 29, 2008 - 11:40am

AAI Acquisition, which bought the assets of Adam Aircraft Industries for $10 million after Adam filed for bankruptcy in February, is ramping up the certification program for the A700 very light jet. The company has hired 125 employees, mostly engineers, and is working toward A700 certification late next year or in early 2010.

July 29, 2008 - 9:28am

AAI Acquisition, which bought the assets of Adam Aircraft Industries for $10 million after Adam filed for bankruptcy in February, is ramping up the certification program for the A700 very light jet. The company is working toward A700 certification in late 2009 or early 2010. Jack Braly, former Beech Aircraft president and president and CEO of Sino Swearingen Aircraft, is acting CEO for AAI.

June 11, 2008 - 9:47am

Sino Swearingen president and CEO Jack Braly made his first flight in the conforming prototype SJ30-2 in early September from San Antonio International Airport. Braly, who had previously flown the preproduction SJ30-2 before it was retired two years ago, is  an accomplished pilot with extensive flight time in Beechjets. He flew the airplane accompanied by Sino Swearingen test pilot Carroll Beeler.

May 7, 2008 - 9:05am

Less than a month after Carl Chen, former chairman, president and CEO of AASI, suddenly replaced Jack Braly as president and CEO of Sino Swearingen, the company hired Gene Comfort as v-p of sales and marketing. Comfort worked for Chen as executive v-p and general manager at AASI. Sino Swearingen’s SJ30-2 business jet development program has suffered many delays since its inception more than a decade ago.

May 6, 2008 - 8:48am

Dr. Carl Chen, former chairman, president and CEO of AASI, suddenly replaced Jack Braly less than a week after the NBAA Convention last month as president and CEO of Sino Swearingen, developer of the long-delayed SJ30-2 business jet.

 
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