C M C     L E O P A R D

This aircraft is the second prototype of the Leopard, powered by Williams FJX-1 turbofan engines. It first flew in April 1997, and was part of the flight display at Oshkosh in 1999.
The first prototype was powered by two adapted Noel Penny Turbines NPT301 turbojets, and first flew in December 1988.
Chichester Miles has currently stopped development of that aircraft, awaiting the availability of the Williams FJ-22.
The following information was published in their 1998 brochure:

The CMC Leopard is a high-performance 4-seat twinjet aircraft.
It offers the personal and business user all the benefits of travel-on-demand in an efficient and economical size, but with all the smoothness and comfort of the high flying 500 mph executive jet.
And for the discerning customer, aerodynamic refinement is expressed in a sleek and sporting form.

Span 25 ft 0 in in 7.62 m
Length 25 ft 10 in in 7.88 m
Wing area 64.5 sqft 6.00 m2
Max. take-off weight 4000 lb 1814 kg
Empty weight 2200 lb 998 kg
Max. wing loading 62 lb/sq ft 302 kg/m2
Number of engines 2
Take-off thrust 700 lb 3.1 kN
Cruise speed M 0.76 810 km/h
Cruise altitude 45,000 ft 13.700 m
Range (full payload) 1500 nm 2775 km
Takeoff 2750 ft 838 m
Landing 2450 ft 747 m


- Vapour-cycle airconditionning. Pressurisation from engine HP bleed. Cabin max diff. 0.65 bar (9.6 psi).
- Eletrics: 24V for U/C retraction, flaps, trim and canopy operation.
- Avionics: Bendix-King EFIS with conventional standby.
- Anti-icing: AS&T liquid system for wings and taiplanes.

- Laminar/supercritical wing and empennage design by ARA.
- Pitch and roll control by all-moving low-mounted tailerons.
- Yaw control by all-moving fin.
- Full span 27% chord plain flaps/lift dumpers.

Maximum selling price for the equipped production aircraft, excluding taxes at September 1998 price levels is $1,350,000.

Here is an image of the first prototype, powered by the Noel Penny engines:


Corporate video (thank you for this upload Matt!):


Closing canopy.

Starting up engines (turn up the volume)

Takeoff (cockpit view)

Takeoff (outside view)

Air to air

Air to air and landing (outside view)

Landing (cockpit view)

Last update : 25FEB12