Comp Air Aviation of Merritt Island, Florida, and Downing Aviation Associates of Phoenix, Arizona will work jointly to secure funding, engineering and operational resources for Comp Air’s new 310-knot single engine Model 12 turboprop aircraft.
The Model 12 is the latest design in the Comp Air series, which initially flew in March 2007, and is currently in flight-testing at the Comp Air facilities in Florida.
The new composite-structured aircraft, which features an 8-place, pressurized, standup cabin, 310 knot maximum cruise speed and up to 2500 nautical mile range will enter final design and certification testing shortly, with planned production commencing in mid 2010.
Comp Air Aviation expects design and flight-testing activities to continue in Merritt Island, while alternative and expanded facilities for production of the major sections of the aircraft and final assembly, both in Florida or at other suitable areas, are explored.
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