Tue, Jan 04, 2011
Yes, the economy sucks... but when it REALLY starts to recover,
the need for solid cost-effective transportation will be more
important than ever. That's one of the reasons why the brain trust
behind the Stratos Aircraft program haven;'t given up the ghost...
they know 'their time' is coming. And that's the reason that ANN
spent a few minutes with them to see how the program was
Based in Bend, OR, Stratos Aircraft bills itself as "a new
aerospace company dedicated to the design, certification,
manufacture and marketing of the Stratos 714. Stratos Aircraft is
singularly focused on building an aircraft for one specific
performance quadrant of the turbine market. The management team
behind the Stratos 714 consists of successful entrepreneurs,
financial planners, and experienced engineers. As we evolve we will
continue to engage industry experts through every phase of design,
manufacturing, and certification."
The Stratos 714 jet is designed to meet the needs of a growing
number of performance-driven aviators 'who demand more speed range,
and luxury in an owner-flown turbojet.' The 714 was first
introduced last year and is the first 'VLPJ' designed to bridge the
performance gap between VLJ aircraft and full size business
Stratos claims that the aircraft is a clean-sheet carbon
composite design, optimized to achieve cruise speeds of more than
400 knots, with a 1500 nautical mile range (NBAA IFR reserves),
with 4 people seated comfortably and ample baggage storage.
Reportedly, a leading aerodynamics company has validated the
primary performance targets of the Stratos 714 confirming their
mission of 400 knots, 1500 miles, 4 passengers.
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