ATG's Marketing Push
Selects Avidyne's FlightMax Entegra For The Javelin ...
As promised, here's the full scoop on the Javelin jet's developments. On July 28, Aviation Technology Group (ATG) announced that Avidyne will supply the FlightMax Entegra Integrated Flight Deck and the Flight Control System for their Javelin aircraft.
The FlightMax Entegra consists of two 10.4-inch diagonal displays including a Primary Flight Display (PFD) and a datalink-enabled Multi-Function Display (MFD) in each of the fore and aft cockpits. The Entegra system also includes an integrated Flight Management System, VHF communication and navigation, Mode S transponder, and dual redundant approach-certified GPS receivers. Rounding out the avionics suite is an on-board color weather radar, Traffic Collision Awareness System (TCAS) I, and an Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) sensors.
Completion of the first Javelin prototypes and civilian FAA certification is expected to take about three years, putting first customer deliveries of the Javelin sometime in 2007.
... Finalizes North America Distributors ...
With letters of intent from three major potential distributors, ATG announced it is well on its way to converting from direct sales to a national distributor network.
The letters represent 151 Javelin executive jets valued at over $377 million to be assembled over the next seven years. George Bye -- founder, president and CEO -- expects two additional letters of intent within the next term, which will represent an additional 116 jets to be manufactured in the same seven-year period.
Bye said ATG will make additional public announcements as the letters of intent become contracts for each distributorship region. As soon as the first distributorship contract is signed, the Javelin price will transition from the current $2.20 million to $2.50 million, marking the end of direct sales within that region, he said.
ATG plans on having a total of six distributors in the United States, and one each in Canada and Mexico.
... And Plans A Flight Simulator This Fall ...
ATG plans to show off its flight simulator to all customers at both the NBAA and AOPA conventions this fall. Until now, the simulator, created by Merlin Simulation, has been used exclusively by engineers as a tool for design and development of the Javelin. ATG officials feel opening the system to potential purchasers will be an excellent way to "reveal the unique flying experience the Javelin has to offer." The simulator is being upgraded from its current flat-screen display to a dome visual system and is being fitted with full cockpit instrumentation, so as to represent the actual Javelin cockpit at both major industry events.