Stratos Aircraft is now accepting deposits on delivery positions for its new Stratos 714 very light personal jet.
Deposit money is escrowed in interest-bearing accounts and can be retrieved at any time, officials with the Bend, Ore-based company said. The company also is seeking investors and, though capital is tight, expects to have two flying prototypes within the next two years, officials added.
Conservative performance projections for the Stratos 714 include: single pilot operation, Flight Level 410, over 400 knots cruise, for up to 1,500 nautical miles, including four passengers and luggage.
Research conducted by the engineering team concluded that most flights in twin jet aircraft average 1,000 miles and carry only 2.5 passengers. Consequently, the four seats in the Stratos 714 will accomplish the same mission profile with considerably more room and comfort than the larger jets and at a lower cost, company officials said.
The side-stick control, state-of-the-art glass cockpit, and fully integrated autopilot are designed to lighten the pilot’s workload.
For more information: StratosAircraft.com or 541-330-0714.