Today, a crowd of nearly 400 people that included Utah’s Governor Gary Herbert, State Senator Evan Vickers, local Cedar City officials and dignitaries, SJ30 suppliers, SJ30 customers, and company employees, gathered in Cedar City, Utah to celebrate the ground breaking of SyberJet Aircraft’s 30,000 sq. ft. Completion and Delivery Center. SyberJet’s most celebrated customer, Morgan Freeman, owner/operator of SJ30 Serial Number 010, was on hand to participate in the celebration. Situated on the Cedar City Regional Airport (KCDC) in southwestern Utah and adjacent to the headquarters of SyberJet’s parent company, MSC Aerospace, the Completion Center will serve as SyberJet’s primary focal point for customer interface including marketing, sales, customer service, pilot training and aircraft delivery. The facility will also be the location where the all new Jason Castriota Design interior will be crafted and installed in accordance with the customers’ individual selections.
The building has been designed and will be built by Salt Lake City based Zwick Construction. Their design and construction team has worked with SyberJet to develop a building that provides an efficient workspace and supports SyberJet’s presence in the light jet market. With an inviting customer-hosting center, complementing a technologically advanced production floor, the Center provides the optimum space for customers to develop their individualized SJ30 and to observe the final production stages of their aircraft. A second story catwalk overlooks the hangar floor and allows visitors to watch as the aircraft progresses toward completion and offers spectacular views of southwestern Utah.
SyberJet’s President Chuck Taylor offered his thoughts on the event, “This is an exciting milestone for SyberJet, the state of Utah, and of course, Cedar City. Breaking ground on the Completion Center is a significant indication that we are moving the SJ30 program forward and that the tremendous efforts by all MSC employees are beginning to pay off. We look forward to continue to expand our local workforce and begin deliveries of the SJ30 in 2015”.
Darin Zwick, the president of Zwick Construction added, “Zwick Construction is thrilled to be partnering with SyberJet to design and construct the SJ30 Completion and Delivery Center. This project incorporates the visions of extraordinary leaders and we are honored to be part of this innovative team. We've combined a large, functional aircraft hangar with a beautiful structure featuring executive office space, a soaring lobby and an engaging, welcoming presence. We look forward to being involved in the Cedar City community and the exciting future of SyberJet.”
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.
About Zwick www.zwickconstruction.com
Zwick Construction provides Construction Management and General Contracting for commercial needs, providing services to clients in all key industry sectors. Zwick has offices in Salt Lake City, Cedar City and Los Angeles, and has completed projects in many parts of the United States ranging from municipal to multi-family and tenant improvement. Zwick’s core values, strategies and vision drive the entire approach to servicing clients, from preconstruction through successful delivery.