AMEUR ALTAJET

TYPE: Light business jet.

PROGRAMME: Jet version of Ameur Altania; announced at Paris in June 2001, when known as Fanjet. Development contract signed 19 June 2001; first flight had been due 2003, but delayed to 2004. However, mockup revealed at Paris, 15-22 June 2003. Building of prototype was to have begun in September 2003.

COSTS: US$500,000 flyaway (2003 estimate).
Description generally as for Altania, except the following.

DESIGN FEATURES: Envisaged with single turbofan partly buried in lower portion of tail cone; curved intake duct drawing air from below fuselage, adjacent to wing trailing-edge. By 2004, had evolved into twin-engined aircraft, 335 kg (739 lb) heavier, with wingtip tanks and single-piece canopy replacing windscreen and two doors. Later variant envisaged with more powerful engines and max cruising speed of 400 kt (741 km/h; 460 mph). Both versions to be certified to FAR Pt23.

POWER PLANT: Two 3.43 kN (770 lb st) Williams EJ22 turbofans.

ACCOMMODATION: Four persons, plus baggage, beneath single-piece canopy. Pressurised; S/L atmosphere to 6,550 m (21,000 ft); 2,440 m (8,000 ft) environment up to max altitude.

SYSTEMS: De-icing.

AVIONICS: IFR. 'Glass cockpit'.

 

Index Facebook Search Index Facebook Search