Spectrum S-40 Freedom

August 16, 2012 - 8:30am

Crediting participation in LABACE for much of its success in the Latin American aviation market, Gulfstream Aerospace is at the show this year with a broad representation of its range of business jets: the G550, G450 and the G150.

January 28, 2010 - 12:09pm

GE Honda Aero Engines is putting the HF120 turbofan through its paces during the engine’s year-long certification tests, Bill Dwyer, president of GE Honda Aero Engines, told AIN during a recent visit to the company’s Cincinnati facility. Type certification is expected in the first quarter of next year.

November 24, 2009 - 6:44am

Spectrum Aeronautical has delayed first flight of its S.40 Freedom lightweight midsize twinjet to late next year. Certification and entry-into-service should follow a year later.

The $6.795 million S.40 will be powered by GE Honda’s HF120 turbofan, which is slated for certification in early 2011.

October 20, 2009 - 4:47pm

The GE Honda joint venture last Thursday fired up the first conforming version of its new 2,095-lb-thrust HF120 engine currently slated for certification  in 2011. Initial engine tests are typically completed in a sea-level test cell, with high-altitude performance testing conducted onboard an aircraft.

July 8, 2008 - 6:32am

Two more OEMs–Spectrum Aeronautical and Viking Air– have selected Honeywell’s Primus Apex avionics suite. Spectrum selected Apex for its S-40 Freedom midsize jet and Viking Air for the resurrected DHC-6-400 Twin Otter. This brings to four the number of airplanes that will feature the Primus Apex suite, the other two being Grob’s SPn and the new Pilatus PC-12 NG, which is the first Primus Apex-equipped airplane to enter service.

December 7, 2006 - 10:25am

A day before Honda Aircraft formally announced that the HondaJet will use the GE-Honda HF120 engine, Spectrum Aeronautical announced that its new all-composite midsize Freedom S-40 jet will be powered by the HF120, at a thrust rating of more than 2,000 pounds. The stand-up-cabin Freedom will cruise at up to 435 knots, and fly 2,200 nm at up to 45,000 feet. Certification and entry-into-service is set for 2010.

November 15, 2006 - 10:18am

Spanish Fort, Utah-based Spectrum Aeronautical also selected the new GE/Honda HF120 turbofan to power a proposed $6.2 million midsize business jet called the S-40 Freedom. The 2,050-pound-thrust engine is slated for certification in 2009. The S-40’s certification and first deliveries are “targeted for” 2010. Spectrum said it chose the Honda engine because it believes that the engine is more efficient than the Williams International FJ44.

 
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