Honda and GE
just signed a 50/50 JV
to certify and market the Honda turbofan, no mention if Honda is going to build a jet. Related, is another JV
with Continental to certify and build a piston aircraft engine. They had a prototype of it at Oshkosh.
Eclipse does not now have problems with their choce of jets - they did but not now. They chose the PWC 600 series, the same series that are going to power the Cessna Mustang.
There are several "personal" jets that are pipe dreams - the Javellin and Leopard fall into this category because they do not have the funds to be certified. There is another company in Florida that has a 4 place "kit" jet that uses re-conditioned GE
turbojets that Bob Hoover has promoted. They too hope to obtain funds to certify their "little" poject with Willlliams turbofans.
The microjet field is littered with several multi-million attempts to get to market - Vantage, Century, Phoenix, BD
-10, etc, etc. The cost of certification is a real project breaker, in the first instance!
The most realistic small jet project is the D-Jet from Diamond. It will be a single Willliams turbofan powered 5 seater that is due to fly this year.
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