Aviation Technology Group, Inc. reported continuing progress with its flight test program following the completion of the Javelin’s first gear-up flight out of Centennial Airport (APA) on Tuesday, February 28. As with previous flight tests, ATG conducted the early morning Javelin flight with a chase aircraft in formation. The Javelin prototype’s landing gear was cycled as the aircraft maneuvered between 135 to 180 knots. With flaps at 10 degrees, the Javelin test pilot performed 30-degree bank turns while continuing to assess handling qualities which included longitudinal and lateral stability roll, performance performed 30-degree bank turns while continuing to assess handling qualities which included longitudinal and lateral stability roll, performance and trim effectiveness.
In previous months, the Javelin prototype underwent a series of modifications to support future flight tests. The landing gear system was upgraded to incorporate an emergency landing gear extension, a new canopy with upgraded contour was installed, and other minor improvements were made throughout the aircraft. On February 22, ATG flew the Javelin prototype on a test flight that confirmed the success of the new upgrades.
“This has been a great start to the year. Flight test results continue to meet or exceed our expectations,” said George Bye, Chairman of ATG. “In addition, we just received an updated survey from Aviation Research Group/U.S. Inc. which showed a significant 37% Javelin market size increase over their original 2004 report”
Incorporated in 2000, ATG is dedicated to the design, development and production of the Javelin Mk-10 executive jet and the Javelin Mk-20 military jet trainer. Initial customer deliveries of the FAA-certified Javelin are slated for 2008. For photographs and additional information go to www.avtechgroup.com
Source: Aviation Technology Group, Inc. (ATG)
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