Sino Swearingen SJ-30-2

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeLight corporate jet
  • PowerplantsTwo 10.2kN (2300lb) Williams FJ44-2A turbofans.
  • PerformanceHigh speed cruise Mach 0.80, long range cruising speed Mach 0.78 or 828km/h (447kt). Max certificated altitude 49,000ft. Takeoff balanced field length 1167m (3830ft). Range with one pilot and three passengers and NBAA IFR reserves 4635km (2500nm).
  • WeightsEmpty equipped 3493kg (7700lb), operating empty 3583kg (7900lb), max takeoff 5987kg (13,200lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 12.90m (42ft 4in), length 14.31m (47ft 0in), height 4.34m (14ft 3in). Wing area 17.7m2 (190.7sq ft).
  • CapacityTypically pilot and passenger (or copilot) on flightdeck (will be certificated for single pilot operation). Typical main cabin seating for five with four in a club arrangement and fifth seat opposite main cabin door.
  • ProductionAt late 2000 175 orders held. First deliveries scheduled for third quarter 2003.

The guaranteeing however oft postponed Sino Swearingen SJ-30-2 is a seven spot passage level corporate plane.

The SJ-30 idea was for a progressed engineering and generally superior, yet minimal effort section level corporate plane. It will contend with the Cessna Citationjet/Cj1 and Raytheon Premier I.

Improvement work goes once again to the SA-30 Fanjet which was advertised in October 1986. Swearingen Engineering and Technology, under the administration of Ed Swearingen (originator of the Metro and Merlin turboprops) started to outline and create the SA-30 for Gulfstream. Gulfstream wanted to market the flying machine as the SA-30 Gulfjet, on the other hand it withdrew from the system in September 1989. Rather the Jaffe Group took Gulfstream's spot. Development of a model started in San Antonio, Texas, yet in 1990 the Jaffe Group additionally withdrew from the then SJ-30 project.

The primary SJ-30 model first flew on February 13 1991 and advancement advanced gradually until the 1994 publication that Swearingen would structure a joint wander with Taiwanese speculators to make Sino Swearingen to fabricate the SJ-30 at another production line in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Sino Swearingen chose to expand the essential SJ-30, ensuing in the 1.32m (4ft 4in) extended, expanded wing compass SJ-30-2. The SJ-30 model was changed to speak to the SJ-30-2 and flew in this arrangement in November 1996. The authoritative, all the more influential Fj44-2a turbofans were introduced on this flying machine in September 1997. Three new form generation agent models are because of embrace a 1400hr flight test program (the first of these flew on November 30 2000), making room for affirmation and first conveyances in the second from last quarter of 2003. An elevation of 49,000ft and a pace of M.83 in level flight had been arrived at in the test system.

Peculiarities of the SJ-30-2 incorporate a Honeywell Primus Epic aeronautics suite with three 20 x 25cm (8 x 10in) color, level board Lcds and IC-615 coordinated flight machine, a 32â° cleared wing, expanded fuel limit contrasted and the fundamental SJ-30 outline, a Mach 0.80 voyage velocity and a 4635km (2500nm) range.

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