...Adam Rolls Out...

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Adam Aircraft reached a long-awaited milestone this week as it rolled out its first production aircraft -- an A500 piston-powered tandem twin -- from the its assembly facility at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colo. With its Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) received from the FAA Sept. 30 firmly in hand, the company said it is beginning full-scale production of the A500 aircraft and expects to deliver two aircraft by the end of 2004 and ramp up production to 40 aircraft in 2005. "The rollout of the first customer A500 confirms the effectiveness of our manufacturing process and its ability to produce an aircraft of the highest standards," said Kevin Gould, senior vice president of operations for Adam Aircraft. "Our successful completion of this aircraft gives us confidence that we will meet or exceed our production ramp-up plan of 40 aircraft in 2005." Adam says it has an A500 sales backlog of 65 aircraft and that the infrastructure necessary to fill those orders is in place.