First pro­duc­tion Mooney Ac­claim Ul­tra flies

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The first pro­duc­tion M20V Ac­claim Ul­tra flew on 27 April. The Kerville, Texas fac­tory is now build­ing up to full pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity for first de­liv­er­ies in early sum­mer, fol­lowed later in the year by new M20U Ova­tion Ul­tras.

Mean­while, Mooney Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Vivek Sax­ena has ap­par­ently re­signed af­ter less than a year in post. In April em­ploy­ees were told that the com­pany and its CEO had ‘de­cided to part ways’. Pre­vi­ously, Sax­ena an­nounced that the diesel en­gine, two-seat M10 pro­gramme, which was launched in 2014, was on ‘in­def­i­nite hia­tus’, but that tech­nol­ogy de­vel­oped for the air­craft would be used for fu­ture projects.

M20V Ac­claim Ul­tra is now in pro­duc­tion

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