TYPE: Business jet.

PROGRAMME: Announced 17 October 2006 at the NBAA Convention in Orlando. FAA certification and first customer deliveries scheduled for mid-2010.

COSTS: USD6.2 million (2006).

Description for Spectrum S-33 Independence applies generally to the SA-40 Freedom except as follows.

POWER PLANT: Two GE Honda HF120 turbofans, with FADEC, each rated at 9,12 kN (2,050 lb st).

ACCOMMODATION: Single pilot and up to nine passengers. Typical cabin layout for seven passengers features single forward-facing seat on port side immediately aft of entrance door, with club pair opposite, and club-four to rear, with full-enclosed aft lavatory. Alternative layouts include food/drinks cabinet and two-seat sideways-facing divan on starboard side opposite door, with ‘club four’ to rear. Six cabin windows per side.

AVIONICS: EFIS cockpit with sidestick controllers and keyboard avionics interface.

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:

  • Wing span: 13.90 m (45 ft 7¼ in)
  • Wing aspect ratio: 11.1
  • Length overall: 16.40 m (53 ft 9½ in)
  • Height overall: 3.96 m (13 ft 0 in)

DIMENSIONS, INTERNAL:

  • Cabin: Length:
    • between pressure bulkheads: 6.46 m (21 2½ in)
    • excl flight deck: 4.88 m (16 ft 0 in)
  • Max width: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Max height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:

  • Weight empty: 2,195 kg (4,840 lb)
  • Basic operating weight: 2,286 kg (5,040 lb)
  • Payload with max fuel: 503 kg (1,110 lb)
  • Fuel weight: max: 1,633 kg (3,600 lb)
    • with max payload: 1,048 kg (2,310 lb)
  • Max T-O weight: 4,332 kg (9,550 lb)
  • Max landing weight: 4,115 kg (9,072 lb)
  • Max zero-fuel weight: 3,284 kg (7,240 lb)
  • Max power loading: 238 kg/kN (2.33 lb/lb st)

PERFORMANCE (estimated):

  • Max cruising speed: M0.76 (435 kt; 806 km/h; 501 mph)
  • Stalling speed: flaps up: 101 kt (187 km/h; 117 mph)
    • flaps down: 85 kt (158 km/h; 98 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 13,715 m (45,000 ft)
  • Service ceiling, OEI: more than 7,620 m (25,000 ft)
  • Max rate of climb at S/L: 1,372 m (4,500 ft)/min
  • Max rate of climb at S/L, OEI: 533 m (1,750 ft)/min
  • Time to FL450: 20 min
  • T-O run: less than 914 m (3,000 ft)
  • Landing run: less than 823 m (2,700 ft)
  • Max range, IFR reserves: 2,200 n miles (4,074 km; 2,531 miles)
  • Range with pilot and four passengers, IFR reserves: 2,030 n miles (3,759 km; 2,336 miles)