OSHKOSH — Sonex Aircraft has launched a new sales strategy for the SubSonex Personal Jet, with a reduced airframe price to put this aircraft into the hands of more pilots.
The SubSonex package is now available in separate purchases of Airframe, PBS TJ-100 engine, optional
BRS package, and other optional accessories.
The SubSonex airframe is available as an Experimental-Amateur Built-compliant Quick Build kit package for $42,000. The airframe kit only needs engine, avionics, upholstery and finishing materials in order to fly, offering a “Sub-100 SubSonex” kit plus engine package for $97,000, and allowing customers to split those costs over the span of the aircraft’s build time, according to company officials.
“At this phase of the aircraft’s development, many previously-unknown cost factors have been defined, and we can apply more-efficient costing and Quick Build construction processes to produce the kit,” said Sonex GM Mark Schaible. “The SubSonex program has reached a tremendous level of maturity in its design and production phases of development. The aircraft has reached a level of maturity when it comes to flight test and fleet hours with reliable service as well, thanks in large part to the efforts of Bob Carlton flying many test flight hours in JSX-2 N141SJ, plus multiple aerobatic performances (day and night) at nine airshows during the 2015 show season with many practice and media flights.”
Sonex now has its second JSX-2 prototype flying, N241SJ, along with first flights of the first customer-built SubSonex by Redge Greenberg.
Milestones in pilot certification have also been passed, with 10 LOAs issued to date for the SubSonex design, which further cements a place for the SubSonex within FAA policy, he noted.