We have completed the relocation of MI and FM to new facilities in Dixon, CA (about 8 miles SW of Davis). However, the new facilities are being substantially remodeled to accommodate our specific needs. These changes will not be complete for at least one more month. MI will occupy Suite C while FM will occupy Suite B.
In my February newsletter and following addendum, I clarified the process that must be followed to obtain FAA approval of a new aircraft design. Following a review of the options, management decided that operating the Neuera 200 in ground effect for a number of hours would add credibility to the subsequent FAA approval process. This is our present plan which also ensures a low risk approach during the initial demonstration and test flight phase.
In my February newsletter I made statements regarding the Neuera 200’s initial range of operation and when it would be allowed to carry a passenger. This addendum to that newsletter is provided to add more detail to my previous information. Prior to receiving FAA airworthiness approval, the Neuera 200 will operate in ground effect which is defined as up to one half the wing span or 4.7 feet. After FAA approval of its workmanship, the Neuera 200 would be allowed to operate under the FAA experimental-R&D airworthiness certificate. Under this level, the Neuera 200 will be allowed to operate within a predefined area that must be approved by the FAA.