TYPE: Light utility turboprop.

PROGRAMME: Planning timetable began July 2001; announced 18 September 2001; initial order 12 December 2001; first flight due in June 2003; certification in July 2004. However, by mid-2003, no further progress reports had been received.

CUSTOMERS: First 20 AeroCouriers ordered December 2001 for fractional ownership scheme managed by Airshares Elite of Atlanta, Georgia; deliveries begin 2005, primary use being executive transport.

COSTS: "Less than US$1 million" (2001).

DESIGN FEATURES: Configured for ease of loading new-specification LDX cargo containers. High wing and mid-mounted tailplane.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; fixed.

POWER PLANT: One Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A turboprop, driving a three-blade propeller.

ACCOMMODATION: Pilot and optional co-pilot; six LDX containers or 10 passengers. Flight deck door each side; freight door port, rear, at truck-bed height.