There is perceptible process to be seen in the Stratos 714 jet program... which is a lot more than other such projects can say at this point. One of the first orders of business, though, at NBAA 2009 was to introduce a new boss. Stratos Aircraft introduced Alexander Craig as their new Chief Executive Officer during an NBAA news conference.
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 jets.
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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