Williams FJ33

January 30, 2007 - 10:05am

Safire Aircraft of Opa-Locka, Fla., announced last month that wind-tunnel testing at the University of Washington Aeronautical Laboratory’s subsonic Kirstin Wind Tunnel had validated the design of the very light twinjet.

January 30, 2007 - 10:04am

At the Dubai Air Show last month, Tbilisi Aerospace Manufacturing (TAM) of Tbilisi, Georgia (the former Soviet Republic, not the Peachtree State), featured as part of its small stand a wall-size photograph of the twin-engine Maverick Jet kitplane.

January 30, 2007 - 10:01am

Englewood, Colo.-based Adam Aircraft expects FAA certification of its centerline-thrust A500 piston twin in the first quarter of this year and first deliveries by March, according to a company spokesman. Last year at this time the company was estimating certification in the second quarter of 2003; this was subsequently revised to the fall of 2003. “There’s no one thing in particular that caused the delay,” a spokesman said.

January 11, 2007 - 5:55am

Just two months after being unveiled at the NBAA Convention, the Spectrum 33 twinjet made a 10-minute first flight this past Saturday afternoon. At a light weight of 5,375 pounds, the Spectrum 33 prototype took off from Spanish Fork Airport, Utah, using about 750 feet of runway.

December 13, 2006 - 11:05am

Aviation Technology Group, the Colorado-based developer of the Javelin personal jet, and Israel Aircraft Industries have initiated detailed design work on two variants of the airplane intended to serve the world military training market.

December 7, 2006 - 9:43am

Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing (TAM) has concluded an agreement with Oregon-based Epic Aircraft to license-build the Epic Jet and market it in East Europe.  The all carbon fiber aircraft powered by two Williams FJ33 engines is scheduled to begin flight trials in the first quarter of next year, leading to certification in mid-2007.

November 28, 2006 - 10:56am

Spectrum Aeronautical (Booth No. 960) is laying the foundations for a delivery and support network in Europe with subsidiary Spectrum Aviation Europe it established last year in Luxembourg.

November 22, 2006 - 5:55am

The Diamond D-Jet (S/N 001) single-engine very light jet flew for the first time on Tuesday afternoon from London International Airport, Ontario, home of Diamond’s North American division.

November 21, 2006 - 10:17am

Excel-Jet’s four-seat, single-engine very light jet, the Sport-Jet, flew for the first time this past weekend from Colorado Springs Airport. According to company president and founder Bob Bornhofen, as of yesterday the Sport-Jet had logged nearly four hours.

November 16, 2006 - 4:31am

After operating below the radar for several years, Maverick Jets, now headquartered in Jackson, Wyo., revealed it is working on a next-generation Maverick Leader called the SmartJet. The five-seat, twin-turbofan, all-composite SmartJet has a planned mtow of 4,160 pounds, an empty weight of 2,150 pounds, a normal cruise speed of 277 knots at 22,000 feet and a max range of 1,250 nm.

 
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