SOURCE: Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, Inc.

March 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Utilicraft Aerospace FF-1080-300ER Wind Tunnel Model Ready for Final Testing

ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: UITA) announced today that the fabrication of an 8 foot wing span (7% scale) model of the FF-1080-300ER aircraft by Aeronautical Testing Service Inc. has been completed in anticipation of a low speed test in the University of Washington's 8ft x 12ft Kirsten Wind Tunnel (UWAL) this Spring.

Although the design configuration of the FF-1080-300ER is frozen, the purpose of these final tests is to fine-tune the performance, stability, and control of the aircraft. The aerodynamic characteristics of the FF 1080 will be explored throughout and beyond the normal flight envelope into the non-linear flow regime at high angles of attack and sideslip.

The un-powered model incorporates all control surface and flap positions necessary to determine control authority and high lift (low speed) performance in takeoff, cruise, and landing configurations. Power effects will be simulated using scaled propellers driven by electric motors in a subsequent test. A complete aerodynamic database will be obtained for simulation studies of the full scale airplane handling qualities.

The aerodynamic configuration as designed by Analytical Methods Inc. utilized the most up-to-date tools including computational fluid dynamics and empirical methods. The FF-1080-300ER was optimized for low speed performance, handling qualities, and cruise efficiency while retaining the utility required for loading and unloading a specifically designed freighter aircraft.

The wind tunnel test is an essential step prior to the flight testing of the FF-1080 Performance Flight Test Aircraft (prototype). The low cost environment of the UWAL wind tunnel is ideal for developing solutions for flow refinements that are not predictable by theoretical methods. It is anticipated that the comprehensive three week test of the wind tunnel model will confirm the FF-1080-300ER design configuration for final prototype construction.

About Analytical Methods, Inc.:

Analytical Methods, Inc. has provided Computational Fluid Dynamics software and consulting services since 1971. AMI's engineers individually have an average of 17 years' experience and skills that span aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, propulsion and aero elasticity. AMI offers complete solutions, the tools required to obtain the solution, and intermediate level of support and software. AMI works with large multinational corporations, as well as universities and government organizations.

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About Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, Inc.:

Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, Inc. was formed to implement a system solution to the current problem of declining capacity in the short haul (or feeder) route segments of the air cargo and overnight express companies.

The FF-1080-300ER Freight Feeder aircraft is a new air vehicle which is the result of Utilicraft's extensive research and development. The FF-1080-300ER is revolutionary because of its capability to carry standard industry air containers on short-to-medium range/medium density routes combined with the aircraft's integrated air cargo information system for the freight feed market.

The FF-1080-300ER, an all aluminum twin-engine, high-wing, un-pressurized, fixed gear, single pilot capable, turboprop aircraft, specifically designed as a utility air freight transport system. The aircraft satisfies an industry-recognized need to cost-effectively feed containerized air cargo to the major hubs of the scheduled passenger carriers and the overnight express airlines.

The aircraft is also designed for short take-off and landing (STOL) capability. This feature makes the FF-1080-300ER the only short-haul, heavy-lift containerized feeder aircraft capable of cost-effectively transporting ten revenue tons over two thousand nautical miles from airfields with less than 3,500 feet of runway, expanding air cargo capacity to many smaller cities and airports worldwide.

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