TYPE: Light business jet.

PROGRAMME: Announced on 21 October 2002; first flight of the prototype (N700JJ) 27 July 2003, followed by public debut at EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, 29 July 2003; FAA certification and first customer deliveries from late 2004.

COSTS: Introductory price US$1,995,000 (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Design draws on A500. Engines pylon-mounted at rear of fuselage.

FLYNG CONTROLS: As A500. Twin tabs in elevator and on one rudder. Two-section flaps (inboard and outboard of boom) on each wing.

STRUCTURE: Monocoque fuselage of carbon fibre composites with honeycomb stiffening. Two-spar wing with integral fuel tank.

LANDING GEAR: Generally as A500; mainwheels 6.50-8; nosewheel 6.00-6.

POWER PLANT: Two Williams International FJ33 turbofans, each rated at 5.34 kN (1,200 lb st).

ACCOMMODATION: One or two pilots in cockpit, plus four passengers in club seating in cabin, separated by divider and refreshment centre. Integral airstair on port side ahead of wing leading edge, with emergency exits on both sides of fuselage at centre of cabin. Lavatory fitted in aft of cabin. Baggage compartment in nose, forward of pressure bulkhead, accessible externally. Second baggage compartment at rear of cabin.

SYSTEMS: As A500, but with de-icing protection for wing, horizontal tail, windscreen and engine inlets with known icing certification. Dual starter-generators; dual bus electrical system with separate bus for emergency operation. Pressurisation system, maximum pressure differential 0.57 bars (8.33 lb/sq in), maintains 2,440 m (8,000 ft) cabin altitude to 12,500 m (41,000 ft).

AVIONICS: 'Glass cockpit' includes dual VHF com, dual VHF NAV/LOC/GS, GPS, Mode C transponder, three-axis autopilot, attitude heading reference system and air data computer.