This story is about a group of colleagues who work together at Adam and Aircraft that wanted to build the first of a new generation of small jets. It was also going to be called “light business jets” or “personal jets”, this plane would hold fewer than eight passengers. They use newer, more fuel- efficient turbofan engines to slash the operating costs of the current generation of gas-guzzling private planes. The A700 would cost about $2.25million, less than half the price of many planes bought for personal uses. (P.208). Adam Aircraft is a designer and manufacturer of advanced aircraft for civil and government markets. Adam Aircraft uses computer-aided design, rapid prototyping, advanced manufacturing techniques, and carbon composite materials to produce high-performance aircraft at attractive prices. The issues that the team was having with the plane were they still had work in progress. The cabin wasn’t pressurized, so the pilots had to wear oxygen masks in the cockpit. There were no seats or carpeting in the cabin. The landing gear stayed down, since the hydraulic system to retract it hadn’t been installed yet. They really did not know if they would have the A700 flying in time for Oshkosh. Oshkosh was the big summer air show in Wisconsin. The fact of the case is that team got together and decided that the A700 plane will be ready for the big summer air show. The group gave the A700 a green light, and work started immediately. The plane would look like an elongated version of the A500, with twin turbofans on the back of the fuselage, instead of at the front and back of the cabin.
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