...Swearingen Schedules Deliveries, Books More Orders

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Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation (SSAC) announced its order book for the just-certified SJ30-2 light jet is approaching 300 and will probably exceed that mark by the time you read this. As AVweb previously reported, SSAC got most of its FAA paperwork last month. During a ceremony Wednesday, FAA Deputy Administrator Bobby Sturgell formally presented the SJ30-2's type certificate to SSAC. The company was well-represented this week at NBAA, with two aircraft on static display and one, along with a cabin mockup, on the exhibit floor. Now, with at least 295 orders for its creation, totaling a $1.5 billion backlog, SSAC is concentrating on making and delivering its creation. The company says it has more than 600 employees in four facilities throughout the U.S. working to fill its orders.

Sino Swearingen’s SJ30-2 business jet is a twinjet design with 2,500-nm range and Mach 0.83 speed. It operates at altitudes to FL490 and maintains a sea-level cabin through FL410 by virtue of its 12-psi pressurization. Although its current certification does not include known-icing approval and there are other fine-print items, the SJ30-2 is certified for single-pilot operations.