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Adam A700

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A700 AdamJet
Type Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer Adam Aircraft Industries
Maiden flight 28 July 2003

The Adam A700 AdamJet is a six-seat civil utility aircraft under development. It is one of several new small jet aircraft known as very light jets, often abbreviated VLJ. The aircraft has been developed in parallel with the generally similar Adam A500, although while that aircraft is piston-engined, the A700 is powered by two Williams FJ33 turbofans.

The prototype first flew on July 28 2003.

Design and Development

As with the earlier-designed A500 piston-engined model, the A700 features a straight tapered wing, a central fuselage, and twin wing-mounted booms which support aft twin rudders linked by a high horizontal stabilizer. Unlike the A500, the A700's two jet engines are mounted on the sides of the fuselage and are not truly thrusting directly on the centerline, which makes part of the design advantages of the A500 configuration moot in the jet model.

In order to balance the two rear engines properly, the fuselage is stretched about 4 feet further forwards. In the A500, the front and aft engines roughly balance, though the tail provides balancing downforce. In the A700, the longer front fuselage balances the rear engines to some degree.

Specifications (A700)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one or two pilots
  • Capacity: four to six passengers, depending on cabin configuration
  • Length: 40 ft 9 in (12.42 m)
  • Wingspan: 44 ft (13.41 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 7 in (2.93 m)
  • Empty weight: 5,550 lb (2,523 kg)
  • Powerplant:Williams FJ-33-4A , 1,350 lbf () each


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