Williams FJ44

November 12, 2007 - 5:42am

Grob Aerospace added two more Middle East sales yesterday here at the airshow. Sherif Zarkani, president and founder of Egypt’s ZAS Z-Aviation Services, signed for two Grob SPn light business jets with scheduled delivery in 2009. The agreement has options for a further two SPns in 2010.

November 11, 2007 - 6:52pm

Grob Aerospace added two more Middle East sales yesterday here at the airshow. Sherif Zarkani, president and founder of Egypt’s ZAS Z-Aviation Services, signed for two Grob SPn light business jets with scheduled delivery in 2009. The agreement has options for a further two SPns in 2010.

October 3, 2007 - 10:47am

After some 100 flights, Spirit Wing Aviation of Guthrie, Okla., has completed development testing of its Williams FJ44-powered Learjet 25D and expected to begin about five months of FAA certification flying. The FJ44-2C turbofans replace the Learjet 25D’s original GE CJ610-8A turbojets.

October 3, 2007 - 4:58am

First flight of a Williams FJ44-2C-powered Learjet 25D continues to be a moving target as Guthrie, Okla.-based Spirit Wing awaits delivery of the engine nacelles from Nordam. The design of the stainless steel inlets is made more complex by the fact that they must act as radiators to dissipate the 800-deg F heat of the FJ44’s bleed air, which will provide full-time anti-ice protection to the engines.

September 21, 2007 - 6:41am

The latest member of the CitationJet family, the CJ4, is beginning to take shape on jigs and fixtures at Cessna’s headquarters in Wichita. “The first test airplane is in build status,” said Norm Baker, Citation CJ4 program manager. “We have a lot of parts and pieces coming together and are looking forward to those loading into our major assembly jigs.”

September 21, 2007 - 6:16am

Clifford Development of Portage, Mich. (Booth No. 5651), has expanded certification efforts for its Cessna Citation II re-engining and airframe modification program to include the S/II (S550). As is the case with the company’s Citation II program, the modification will include replacing the S/II’s Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D turbofans with Williams FJ44-3 engines, as well as adding winglets and more than 30 other systems enhancements.

September 11, 2007 - 11:15am

Clifford Development has expanded certification efforts for its Cessna Citation II re-engining and airframe modification program to include the S/II (CE-S550). Like the company’s Citation II program, the modification will include replacing the S/II’s Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D turbofans with Williams FJ44-3 turbofans, as well as adding winglets and more than 30 other systems enhancements.

July 31, 2007 - 9:01am

Clifford Development, working on a Williams FJ44-3A engine conversion for the Citation II, has appointed Chino, Calif.-based Threshold Aviation Group as a service center. Under the agreement, Threshold will sell, install and service the upgrade, which will include all necessary parts, certifications and manuals. Clifford is still developing the more than $2 million conversion. Downtime is expected to be six weeks.

May 30, 2007 - 11:23am

If two competing companies have their way, Cessna 550 owners will soon be able to take their jet farther and higher, all while paying less per mile to do it.

April 30, 2007 - 6:27am

Cessna continues to push forward with the certification of the CJ4, the latest model in the CJ line. The company completed the first test flight of the aircraft’s powerplant, the Williams FJ44-4A, last month aboard a company CJ2 flying testbed. The Wichita-based airframer deemed it a success. Williams’s FJ44-4A will feature fadec and produce 3,400 pounds of thrust, almost 800 pounds more than the FJ44-3A.

 
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