20 April 2001
20 April 2001
Adam Aircraft Industries, the Colorado-based manufacturer of the M-309 twin engine, in-line aircraft, has announced that it has officially applied for Part 23 Type Certification with the Denver Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) of the Federal Aviation Administration. The certification process will take place at Adam Aircraft's new 55,000 square foot facility located in Englewood, Colorado. Certification is currently scheduled for 2003.
""This is very exciting for us because it officially marks the beginning of the certification process,"" said John Knudsen, president of Adam Aircraft. ""We look forward to a productive partnership with the ACO here in Denver."" The Denver ACO Manager, Ronald May said, ""We are impressed with the professionalism and progress that Adam Aircraft has displayed, and are enthusiastic about working with them on certification of the M-309 aircraft.""
The M-309 is a 6-place, all composite, centerline thrust piston twin. Modern technology such as carbon composite structure, a glass cockpit and single power-lever engines make this a state-of-the-art aircraft. It will have a 2,300 pound useful load with a fuel capacity of 250 gallons. At 20,000 feet, the airplane will have a maximum speed of 250 knots with cruise at 220 knots and an economy cruise of 190 knots. The cruising range will be 1,500 nautical miles when operating in fuel economy mode. It has a wing span of 42 feet, is 34.5 feet long and 9.5 feet high. The cabin length is 13.6 feet long by 4.3 feet wide.
Adam Aircraft Industries, based in Englewood, Colo., was founded in 1998 to produce a twin-engine aircraft that provides a combination of groundbreaking technology, reliability, comfort and safety.