SyberJet Aircraft (SJA) announced at a press event today, along with Greg Bell, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Utah, and other State and local dignitaries, that it has selected Cedar City, Utah as the location for its headquarters and the new SJ30 assembly plant.
David J. Grant, Chairman of SyberJet's parent company, MSC Aerospace, made the announcement during the press event. Grant said, "Our decision to locate the SJ30 assembly facility and SyberJet headquarters in Utah is a result of the incentive package offered by local and State officials and the pro-business climate that exists in the State."
SyberJet's sister company, Metalcraft Technologies (MTI), has been supporting the aircraft industry for nearly 25 years from Southern Utah. MTI will be a major subcontractor to SJA, manufacturing and assembling the majority of the SJ30 airframe structure.
Both state and local governments offered a multi-year tax incentive package with a combined value in excess of $43 million to entice MSC to locate the SJA headquarters and assembly facility in Cedar City and expand MTI's operations in Utah.
Chuck Taylor, SyberJet's President, commented, "We are pleased with the decision to expand our operations in Utah. Our expansion in Utah, coupled with our existing San Antonio operations, will allow SJA to fly new SJ30s off the runway at the Cedar City Municipal Airport ("KCDC")."
SyberJet's plans call for completing the development and certification of a new SyberVision™ avionics suite and ramping up the SJ30 production line in Cedar City over the next 2 years.
About SyberJet Aircraft www.syberjet.com
SyberJet Aircraft is an MSC Aerospace company and a U.S. based producer of the world’s fastest and longest range seven-seat light business jet – SyberJet’s own proprietary SJ30. The SJ30 is single pilot FAA certified jet with a top speed of Mach 0.83 (486 kts / 560 mph) and a 2,500 nautical mile range. It maintains sea level cabin pressure up to 41,000 feet (maximum flight ceiling is 49,000 feet). The SJ30 holds three world records for speed and distance. It is designed with a 30 degree swept wing for high speed and fuel efficient cruising and with leading edge slats and flaps that are optimized for low speed approaches and gentle landings. These state-of-the-art aerodynamic features, coupled with the efficiency and power of Williams FJ44 engines and the advanced technology of SyberVisionTM avionics (with Honeywell inside), make the SJ30 best in class. SyberJet Aircraft has operations in Cedar City, Utah and in San Antonio, Texas.
About MSC Aerospace www.mscaerospace.com
MSC Aerospace is a family of integrated and synergistic companies with aerospace related operations. Besides producing its own SJ30 light business jet, MSC Aerospace companies support the fabrication and assembly of detail aircraft parts and aero-structures for many leading commercial and military customers.