Adam Aircraft Sells Very Light Jets in China

Business Jet Traveler » August 2007
The AdamJet A700 has the largest cabin available in a VLJ.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 5:00am

Adam Aircraft may have taken the first very light jet order from the People's Republic of China. The Denver-based manufacturer announced receipt of a firm order for 50 AdamJet A700 twin-boom VLJs from Hainan Zhong Hang Tai General Aviation Airlines, the China-based operating entity of Ameritech Aerospace.

The acquisition, according to Adam Aircraft, is part of the Chinese company's strategy of capitalizing on the country's fast-growing general aviation market with a fractional-share program and air-taxi operation. Adam expects the A700 to receive FAA certification in early 2008.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy