Sino Swearingen SJ30-2
HighTech Finishing announced at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition that last year was its best 12 months since 2001. The Houston company, which supplies decorative plating for aircraft fittings, attributes the strong 2005 performance to demand for new aircraft as well as increased activity in interior refurbishment.
While the SJ30 light jet received FAA certification in late October last year, the production certificate has still eluded San Antonio-based Sino Swearingen. At press time, the company was furloughing 130 production workers–100 in San Antonio and 30 in Martinsburg, W.Va.–because of ramp-up problems.
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