Sierra November har blivit Juliet Lima. Denna Ängelholmsbaserade Mooney M20R Ovation 2 (inte -3, som jag i hävdat) har flyttat över till svenskt register: N23SN har blivit SE-MJL. Det tog bara nästan elva år...
Denna blogg måste inte handla om flyget i Sverige som det en gång var, dess nuvarande problem med statliga felkonstruerade flygplatsbolag och annat liknande skit, som varje fredag blandas upp med en och annan hitlåt från förra seklet. Ibland kan det vara kul att plocka fram något annat. Som detta; en pressrelease från Mooney som gick ut för lite över en vecka sedan.
Mooney Ultra - när du inte tänker på ultralätt...
New Mooney Ultras Receive FAA Certification
Two newest models from Mooney continue the company’s market resurgence.
(Kerrville, Texas) With the stroke of a pen on the Pilot’s Operating Handbook and a long round of applause, the Federal Aviation Administration today granted full certification to the two latest aircraft from Mooney International Corporation – the M20U Ovation Ultra and the M20V Acclaim Ultra. This simple act marked the end of a year-long certification process, and a resounding affirmation of the company’s resurgencein market presence – as the new Ultras are perhaps the most highly anticipated, and most advanced, new general aviation aircraft in years.
Both the newly designed Mooney Acclaim and Ovation Ultras will feature a host of improvements, including: Larger and wider pilot and co-pilot entry doors, the latest Garmin NXi avionics, a composite-wrapped cabin for a quieter ride anda stunning clean-sheet interior design settinga new standard for the class. These refinements will keep both these flagship aircraft at the top of Mooney’s product line for many years to come. And, with a speed of 242 knots, the new Acclaim Ultra will continue Mooney’s heritage of building the fastest production piston-engine aircraft in the world.
“The new Mooney Ultras have been specifically designed to once again raise the bar significantly for general aviation,” said Dr. Vivek Saxena, president and CEO of Mooney International. “The significant product enhancements inherentin these new airplanes, combined with latest avionics technologies, demonstrate Mooney’s goal of bringing to market the very latest generation high-performance piston-singles – which is in keeping with our promise of differentiating ourselves on technology and customer experience rather than simply ‘me too’ products,” he added.
“In sum, the new Ovation and Acclaim Ultras will save time, increase safety, reduce pilot workload, and enhance the overall flight experience – something all Mooney owners place great value upon – and something we take as a design brief for every product we build” he continued.
First deliveries of the new Ultras will begin almost immediately – and the company initially plans to build just fifty units in 2017 –so order books are beginning to fill. The fully certified Acclaim Ultra will make its first public appearance at Sun n Fun and, in the meantime, customers are encouraged to contact their local Mooney dealer to arrange a flight demonstration and learn more about the two most eagerly anticipated aircraft in the general aviation marketplace today.
“As we stated last year at the initial announcement of the new Ultras – Mooney is most definitely back, and in a very big way, said Dr. Saxena, “and I can promise there is much more to come,” he concluded.