A court case between Farnborough Aircraft and Aircraft Investor Resources, parent company of Epic Aircraft, ended last month with Farnborough gaining possession of its F.1 – or Kestrel JP100, depending on who’s talking – prototype, which AIR was building for Farnborough.
Farnborough employees moved the prototype from Epic’s Bend, Ore., plant to another hangar, where they plan to finish its assembly. It was without its wings and horizontal tail which, Farnborough said, were installed previously. The judge ordered AIR to hand over the missing bits by March 1.
An arbitration hearing to resolve other disputes is scheduled for June 12, around which time Farnborough hopes to fly the prototype.