Stratos

January 31, 2011 - 6:15am

Stratos Aircraft has received some external funding and in April and May will conduct wind-tunnel tests of a scale model of the four- to five-place single-engine Stratos 714 very light jet. The tests will take five to ten days using aone-eighth-scale model of the jet and are intended to verify computational fluid dynamics studies of the design.

October 29, 2009 - 6:30am

The latest entry in the personal jet marketplace–Stratos Aircraft of Bend, Ore.–made its first appearance at the NBAA Convention last month with a full-scale cabin mockup. Stratos announced just before the show that Verson Pandian, owner of Bend-based Cascade Air Charter, placed the first deposit for a Stratos 714 under the company’s new Assurance deposit program. This program allows for full refunding of deposits, which are held in escrow.

October 22, 2009 - 9:42am

The new CEO of Stratos Aircraft (Booth No. 3905) on Monday made the case for his company’s proposed single-engine, carbon-composite very light jet and its supporting business model, even as he declined to provide details about the company’s current employment or release a timetable for the Stratos 714 project.

October 13, 2009 - 11:41am

Bend, Ore.-based Stratos Aircraft yesterday received the first deposit for its new single-engine Stratos 714 very light jet. Cascade Air Charter, also based in Bend, became the first buyer to put down a fully refundable, escrowed deposit on the $2 million four-seat jet. “The 714 is an impressive aircraft and is like no other on the market today,” said Cascade Air Charter owner Verson Pandian.

August 27, 2009 - 11:50am

Stratos Aircraft is also targeting the four-seat VLJ market, but its entry has one engine, a 3,030-pound-thrust Williams International FJ44-3AP, and more ambitious performance goals, including a 415-knot max cruise, 41,000-foot maximum altitude and 1,500-nm NBAA IFR range (100-nm alternate). Stratos is seeking to raise $12 million to build two flying prototypes and is taking $50,000 refundable and escrowed deposits.

July 27, 2009 - 7:28am

Bend, Ore.-based Stratos Aircraft last month began taking refundable $50,000 deposits, which will be placed in escrow, for its four-seat, single-engine Stratos 714 personal very light jet. The first 25 aircraft will be sold for $2 million each, after which there will be a modest, but as-yet-undetermined, price increase.

July 23, 2009 - 11:36am

Bend, Ore.-based Stratos Aircraft on Tuesday began taking refundable escrowed $50,000 deposits for its single-engine Stratos 714 very light jet. Company chief technology officer Carsten Sundin told AIN that the first 25 aircraft will be sold for $2 million each, after which there will be a modest, but as-yet-undetermined, price increase.

July 23, 2008 - 11:40am

Bend, Ore.-based Stratos Aircraft yesterday revealed its intention to build an all-composite single-engine very light jet, dubbed the Stratos 714, with 1,500 nm range at 400 knots. Aerospace engineer Carsten Sundin and entrepreneur Michael Lamaire founded Stratos to build a four-seat jet with greater speed, range and weather capabilities than are currently available in this market segment.

 
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