May 15, 2008 - 8:31am

After 10 years in development, Sino Swearingen is now building the first customer SJ30-2 business jet, S/N 005, at the company’s 87,500-sq-ft Martinsburg, W. Va. factory. The completed aircraft is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of next year, nine months after the Williams-powered jet is anticipated to receive its type certification.

November 27, 2007 - 7:03am

Sino Swearingen, developer of the SJ30-2 business jet, and Spain’s Gamesa Aeronautica are suing each other over an alleged breach of contract. As previously reported, Sino Swearingen selected Aerostructures in Nashville, Tenn., to replace Gamesa as the supplier of SJ30-2 fuselage sections, blaming Gamesa for contributing to the airplane’s development delays by providing components that did not meet quality standards.