EAA AirVenture 2014- Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Williams V-Jet II
designed and built this aircraft for Williams International to
test their new FJX-1 Turbofan engine. The FJX-1 was designed
to be a fuel efficient, light weight engine. After the
aircraft and engine debuted at Oshkosh in 1997. There was
great interest in the aircraft, and out of it bore the Eclipse
aircraft company. The Eclipse jet was re-engineered and ended
up with a different engine, but the concept came from the
V-Jet II. Eclipse donated the V-Jet II to the EAA AirVenture
museum in 2001.
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