Second SJ30-2 joins test program

 - November 2, 2007, 7:23 AM

The second of three conforming Sino-Swearingen SJ30-2 light jets joined the flight-test program on October 17. Although Sino Swearingen has yet to officially revise the certification target date again, it’s clear now that it won’t happen until next year at the soonest because the company doesn’t plan to add its third conforming aircraft to the flight-test program for several more months. Meanwhile, the NTSB is still investigating the April 26 crash in Texas of the first SJ30-2 conforming aircraft, which killed test pilot Carroll Beeler.