...As ATG Shows Off Javelin Jet

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A First Look at the Javelin
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In Olympia, Wash., on Tuesday, Aviation Technology Group (ATG) for the first time opened the hangar doors to show the press the prototype-in-progress of its two-seat Javelin Jet. "The wings are on, and the engines are in," ATG spokeswoman Sara Newton told AVweb yesterday. "The landing gear is just about ready. First flight is expected by the end of the year." The company held the unveiling in an effort to stave off building skepticism, sending the message that, "yes, since we are a new company, here's something we can show you just to give you what it looks like in its raw state," Newton told The Albuquerque Tribune. The company, based at Colorado's Centennial Airport, is planning to manufacture the jet in Albuquerque. About 80 orders are already on the books for the $2.5 million jet, Newton said. ATG will be exhibiting a full-scale mockup at NBAA next week in Las Vegas and at the AOPA Expo in Long Beach later this month, she said. First deliveries are expected in 2007.