Adam A500
2002
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Adam A500

The Adam A500 is a six-seat civil utility aircraft that was produced by Adam Aircraft Industries. The aircraft is of pod-and-boom, push-pull configuration with its two Continental IO-550 piston engines mounted to provide centerline thrust.

Adam Aircraft ceased operations on 11 February. In April 2008 Adam Aircraft was purchased from bankruptcy by AAI Acquisition Inc. This new company has indicated that they will pursue certification of the A700 jet as a priority over restarting A500 production.

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Comments
Barry, 16.02.2016

Adam Aircraft filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2008 after only 7 aircraft had been completed. The aircraft was some 30% or 1,260 lb over it's designed empty weight! This effectively meant that with a full fuel load (230 US gallons) the available payload for crew passengers and baggage was 160 lb down from 720 lb. Effectively it meant you could not have a flight crew.
In April 2008 a new company AAI Acquisition Inc purchased what remained of the company intending to develop the A700 as they did not see much of a market for piston engined aircraft at that time. They themselves went out of business without producing a thing in April 2009. The rump of the company was purchased by Triton Aerospace in April 2011 with the intention of putting the A500 back into production after major redesign - we await with baited breath.

Span 44'0" Length 37'6" Height 9'7" Empty weight 5,350 lb
Gross Weight 7,000 lb
Max speed 259 mph Cruise speed 253 mph Range 1,026 miles
Service Ceiling 25,000 ft Single engine 14,000 ft

jackiehatcher352-634-3333, 14.03.2013

I recently recieved a adam 500 for our charitable donation company and need to lease, sell,etc. Its in good condition and has 800 hours left before next major Also have $300k of parts.

Horacio Izaza, 10.07.2012

Good aftermoon we are a chilean fishing campany and interisted in buying a pair of planes 500 so we need information and if there is availability and how long deliver and value chaim manual, thank for you information

Horacio Izaza, 10.07.2012

Good aftermoon we are a chilean fishing campany and interisted in buying a pair of planes 500 so we need information and if there is availability and how long deliver and value chaim manual, thank for you information

harry cohen, 22.01.2012

how many of these used 500 are avail? what is max,and av performance specs. distance ,fuel load emp and gross ,take off ,climb,ceil,speed range w/reserves,stall act. load people/load.ldg dist. cost, of operation ,ave price advantages of inline thrust/down sides max range ,etc.

Smuggler, 09.09.2011

Feautured on Miami Vice, the new movie.

Victor Rossi, 27.11.2010

I designed, w/ help from the late Don Nepp, the landing gear set for this aircraft and its siter, the A700, under subcontract with Castle Precision, Simi, CA, USA. Beautifull aircraft, great lines ! !!!!!

leo rudnicki, 16.04.2009

Obviously a pirated copy of the Fokker D.XXIII with extra windows, and just as successful.

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