“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Adam A700 passes cold tests
Adam Aircraft of Englewood, Colo., successfully completed initial environmental testing of its A700 very light jet at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin AFB in Florida. During the five-day exercise, the twinjet was subjected to temperatures as low as -40 degrees F to evaluate the effects of cold on the flight controls, avionics, environmental control system, engine starters and other critical systems. In addition, the A700's Williams FJ33-4 engines were exposed to freezing fog, freezing rain and blowing snow to evaluate the ground performance of the engine inlet anti-ice system. Adam expects to earn FAA certification of the A700 in the fourth quarter of this year.