Aviation Technology Group

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Aviation Technology Group
Company typePrivate
FoundedJune 2000
ProductsATG Javelin
Number of employees

Aviation Technology Group (ATG) was an American aerospace company, the developer of the ATG Javelin very light jet (VLJ). It was founded in June 2000 by George Bye and has since gone out of business.


ATG was headquartered at Centennial Airport,[2] with manufacturing facilities at Front Range Airport in neighboring Aurora. The postal designation of nearby Englewood is used as the company's mailing address.

On August 23, 2005, Will Schippers, ATG's CFO, reported that ATG signed contracts to lease two buildings located at Front Range Airport. “These buildings will be interim facilities until we build permanent production facilities currently planned for 2009.”[3]

ATG was leasing approximately 56,000 square feet (5,200 m2) at Front Range Airport. The first building was a 21,600-square-foot (2,010 m2) facility, and was being used by ATG Flight Operations to manufacture four FAA conforming Javelin aircraft as well as serving as test facility headquarters.

The adjacent building was being used to assemble production aircraft. ATG anticipated production of up to 10 planes at a time in the 34,400-square-foot (3,200 m2) facility. When production reached full capacity for these facilities, ATG expected to have hired up to 150 new employees.


As of November 5, 2007, there were 153 positions on the waiting list for the ATG Javelin.[4]

ATG halted all further development on the Javelin in December 2007 after failing to get $200 million to finance further development.[5] ATG laid off all employees and halted development operations on December 17, 2007. On May 27, 2008 ATG filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The company subsequently declared bankruptcy in 2008, ending the development of the Javelin.

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  1. ^ About Us, contact page. Aviation Technology Group, Inc. 8001 South Interport Blvd. Suite 310. Englewood, CO, 80112, USA. Englewood used as the company's postal designation; Englewood is several miles west.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine Rocky Mountain News. "Aviation company fighting financial turbulence."
  3. ^ "ATG ANNOUNCES NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN COLORADO" (Press release). Aviation Technology Group, Inc. 2005-08-23. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
  4. ^ "JAVELIN PROGRAM UPDATE" (Press release). Aviation Technology Group, Inc. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
  5. ^ "Lack of funds halts ATG's Javelin VLJ". Flightglobal.com. 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2017-10-02.

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