A Closer Look at the Comp Air 12
Due to customer input, the final Comp Air 12 will be five feet longer to comfortably accommodate six passengers, baggage and a lav. (The shorter version currently on display at Sun 'n Fun will eventually be redesignated as the Comp Air 14, which will be available only as a kitbuilt.) FAA certification for the $2.5 million Comp Air 12 is expected in early 2010.
While no avionics have been chosen for the airplane, Lueck is leaning toward the Honeywell Apex system. Preliminary specifications include a 2,500 nm range, FL290 ceiling, a 1,600-lb. payload with full fuel and a cruise speed in excess of 300 knots. Now that the airplane has flown, Comp Air is accepting $100,000 deposits for the cabin-class turboprop.