Adam Aircraft Gets A500 Production Certificate

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The FAA on Tuesday issued a Production Certificate to Adam Aircraft for its A500 twin-engine piston airplane. This allows the company to inspect its own aircraft to verify that they meet FAA requirements and are ready for delivery. With that certificate in hand, Adam can now boost its production schedule. "An FAA Production Certificate represents a major step toward the Adam Aircraft goal of delivering six A500 aircraft every month," said CEO Rick Adam. "Issuing a Production Certificate means the FAA accepts the Adam Aircraft Quality System as one that will reliably produce A500 aircraft that conform to the approved type design." Adam Aircraft headquarters are based at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colo., with additional facilities in Pueblo, Colo. The company recently attracted a $93 million boost in funding to help bring the A700 very light jet (VLJ) to the market.