Adam A700 passes cold tests

Business Jet Traveler » February 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00am

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.

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