Sat, Jun 11, 2011
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"It remains our goal to show one of the two production
prototypes at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI this July, but the
vehicle will not be ready to fly at the show. This is similar to
the stage that the Proof of Concept (POC) vehicle was in at Oshkosh
2008 (i.e. mostly complete but untested). If we extrapolate from
our experience with the POC, the first test flights would be
expected in March of next year... To appropriately set expectations
and adjust our scheduling margins based on recent experience with
suppliers and other key third party contributors, we feel it is
necessary to extend our anticipated first delivery date to late
Source: Terrafugia CEO/CTO Carl Dietrich,
explaining a number of program delays and the fact that a promised
demo flight will not take place at Oshkosh 2011.
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