Stevens Aviation has begun work on the first Sino Swearingen SJ30 interior. The Greenville, S.C.-based shop has signed a letter of intent with Sino Swearingen and anticipates being able to do as many as 12 SJ30 cabins a year, “depending on how fast they can roll them out of the factory,” said Stevens president and COO Glenn Brown. The initial plan, said Brown, is to begin with a relatively standard configuration “that is nevertheless of the highest quality and with some very nice ‘bells and whistles.’”
The first airplane will go to Doug Jaffe, the J in SJ30 and one of Sino Swearingen’s early investors. Delivery is expected next month.