The Adam Aircraft A700 program has accomplished a major milestone by receiving its first Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With this significant endorsement, the Adam Aircraft Flight Test Program is entering into a new phase where FAA representatives are authorized to begin flight testing on the A700 for FAA certification credit.
"This event confirms we are on target for achieving FAA certification of the A700 in 2008," said Adam Aircraft President Duncan Koerbel.
In order to secure Type Certification of the A700, Adam Aircraft will have four flight test aircraft dedicated to TIA tasks.
Adam Aircraft is currently testing the A700 Engine Handling Characteristics. Environmental testing will also begin next week at the world renowned McKinley Climatic Chamber at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Used by the military and civil aviation, aircraft tests are conducted at extreme temperatures and in severe weather conditions including hot weather, cold weather, freezing rain and blowing snow. Testing will involve Adam Aircraft personnel, Williams International and the FAA.