In The Works: Grob Aerospace SPn

 - June 2, 2008, 8:46 AM

Grob Aerospace has settled on a strategy to perform completions and provide pilot training for its all-composite SPn business jet at St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland. The airport is located between Grob’s factory at Tussenhausen-Mattsies in southern Germany and the company’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Deliveries of completed SPns will be done from the St. Gallen-Altenrhein facility and, after ferry flights across the Atlantic, from Grob’s facility at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, N.H. Grob expects to employ 50 people at St. Gallen-Altenrhein for completions work and 20 for flight training. The airframer’s backlog for the six-passenger light business jet is now around 100, and the company expects to produce 48 airplanes a year at the Mattsies facility once production ramps up. Grob officials haven’t yet decided if they will do completions at the New Hampshire facility.