Air Assets™ International to Represent Sale of Rare
Messerschmitt 262 Jets…
International of Lafayette, Colorado and Stormbirds LLC of
Scottsdale, Arizona have signed an agreement to work together to
sell three historic Messerschmitt (Me) 262 jet fighters also known
as the Me 262 Project.
The Me 262 Project began in 1993 with a goal to reproduce five
near-exact, flying, reproductions of the famed World War II jet
The only major
difference between the original Me 262 and the reproduced aircraft
is the replacement of the original Jumo 004 engines with more
modern and reliable GE CJ610/J-85 engines, along with updated
cockpit instruments and radios.
Through the efforts of Steve Snyder, who lost his life in an
F-86 jet accident in 1999, the US Navy agreed to provide their Me
262 as a template aircraft in exchange for a complete restoration
of the aircraft which had been displayed outdoors for many years.
The restoration of the Navy Me 262 has been completed and the
aircraft has been returned to NAS Willow Grove.
Gordon Page, President of Air Assets™ International said
“Air Assets is proud to offer three significant flying
examples of an aircraft that could have changed the course of
history. These exciting aircraft are flyable with today’s
technology, and they attract attention every time they are in the
air. Me 262 Project has done a masterful job to put history back to
Bob Hammer, President of Me 262 Project commented “We are
very pleased to have Air Assets™ International representing
the sale of our three remaining aircraft. This aircraft will never
be built again and we are committed to creating the absolute best
examples of the Me 262. Air Assets is just as committed to matching
the remaining aircraft with new owners”.
Only Five Me 262s are being built. One is currently in the
flight test program for a US owner. A second aircraft is 70%
complete and is destined for an owner in Germany. Of the three
aircraft that are currently for sale, there is one two-seat
version, one single-seat version and a combination version. Owners
can choose between the GE CJ-610 or GE J-85 engines and can
customize the instruments panels. Prices for the aircraft range
from $1.1 Million for a static Museum airplane, to $2+ Million for
a flying airplane. Interested parties should contact Air Assets
International via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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