The Sabreliner, manufactured by North American, is a mid size corporate jet. The airplane was successfully developed for both military and civil use.
North American Aviation began work on the Sabreliner as a private venture but it was formally launched in August 1956 in response to the US Air Forces UTX (Utility Trainer Experimental) requirement for a utility jet aircraft capable of performing transport and combat readiness training missions. A civil configured prototype (designated NA264) flew for the first time on September 16 1958 powered by General Electric YJ85 turbojets.
On June 29 1977, The Model 65 had its first flight. The Sabreliner 65 has an eight passenger interior with two forward facing chairs in the rear of the cabin, four club seating chairs in the mid-cabin, one place side facing divan on forward left hand side of cabin, luggage area located on the right side of forward cabin.
In 1981, the last production Model 65, S/N 465-076, was delivered to Acopian Technical.