Adam Aircraft Update

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The Adam A700 jet is on track to be certified by the FAA by the end of this year, Adam Aircraft President Joe Walker told AVweb on Tuesday. Customer deliveries would start early in 2007. Certification is proceeding swiftly thanks to the commonality with the A500 twin and the well-established working relationship between the company and the FAA. Close to 300 orders have been received, he said, most of them from fleet operators. The jet recently flew to 41,000 feet and achieved a true airspeed of 340 knots, reaching its target. Two more test aircraft will be flying soon, Walker said. For more about the A700 progress from Joe Walker and news about the A500 twin certification as well, tune in tomorrow to AVweb's Friday podcast.