Though the problems Eclipse Aviation has experienced with certification and production are well known by now, other VLJ manufacturers haven’t been spared these trials. Adam Aircraft told AIN this week that despite flying its first production-conforming A700 last week, it is pushing back the planned certification date to late this year or early next year.
Expect to see the first flying Comp Air Model 12 single-
ATG’s Javelin, a sporty contender in the VLJ market with its two engines and military-looking canted vertical stabilizers, will need the FAA to grant special conditions to achieve certification. The FAA is proposing special conditions that would become part of the Javelin’s type certification basis, due to the location of the airplane’s engines.
Planners at the U.S. Central Air Forces Command have begun conducting an assessment of equipment requirements to boost the Iraqi air force’s counterinsurgency and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance capability. One option under consideration could involve light attack aircraft such as the Raytheon T-6A/B Texan II turboprop single.
Merritt Island, Fla.-based Comp Air recently unveiled plans to certify its 10-seat, all-composite Comp Air 12 turboprop single. The Honeywell TPE331-14GR-powered airplane is expected to enter flight testing in the fourth quarter, with certification slated for 2009.
Comp Air of Merritt Island, Fla., last month unveiled plans to certify its 10-seat, all-composite Comp Air 12 turboprop single. The Honeywell TPE331-14GR-powered airplane is expected to enter flight testing in the fourth quarter, with certification slated for 2009.
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