Manufacturers delivered 738 turbine airplanes in the first nine months of this year, some 26 percent more than the 585 delivered in the same period last year, according to data released today. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association reported that U.S. and non-U.S. companies shipped 228 turboprops and 510 business jets, versus 194 and 391, respectively, last year.
AINalerts » October 28, 2005
Following a nearly 20-year development program marked by financial and management challenges, technical issues and a fatal crash in 2003, San Antonio-based Sino Swearingen yesterday received type certification for the SJ30-2. The TC approves the new twin-engine light business jet for day, night, VFR, IFR, single-pilot and "full performance envelope" operations.