My wings are like a shield of steel.
Shame about Adam, but I personally doubt if we will ever see them make it through to production, the inevitable shake out in the VLJ producers is just starting to happen, there has always appeared to be too many hopefuls chasing a very nebulous market. Some of the market predictions have been way over the top, so for the sake of argument, here's my prediction of the VLJ market over the next few years;
Cessna Mustang-in production, years of experience and smooth introduction meam it will go from strength to strength and become the yardstick for the market.
Eclipse EA500- should make it now, just. Seems to be recovering from the vital phase of getting into production, so cash -flow from deliveries and deposits will see them OK. Will be the most interesting to watch...
Embraer Phenom 100-with the backing of a major manufacturer should be OK, they seem very committed, and progress is rapid, dealer networks established, so will deliver to customers.
I would suggest that these 3 will dominate the market for many years for VLJs, long shots to get established would be the Hondajet, which has good backing, but will be too late entering the market, and lacks market experience and will have to earn customer acceptance. I wish Action Aviation luck with the SJ30, a lovely aeroplane, but still a long way to go to get market acceptance. The Grob SPn looks to have good backing, so may well make it through to production.
Of the others, the Javelin has gone recently, it looks like the Adam has gone, and others like the Diamond Jet, Spectrum etc will find the market just too tough. So I reckon that there will ony be 3-4 players in the VLJ market in 5 years.
An interesting web-site here;
An interesting discussion on here about the fact that insurers are very reluctant to insure many of these types, they have only just been persuaded to take on the Eclipse, so if you cannot get insurance for certain types, they are not going to sell.