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Morgan Freeman Will Be SyberJet’s Launch Customer For Both Its Upgraded SJ30i And SJ30x

News Release

Contact Information

Mark Fairchild

+1 210.764.3500 x2104
Chuck Taylor

+1 435.238.7165

SyberJet Aircraft is pleased to announce that Mr. Freeman will be the launch customer for the new SJ30i and SJ30x – both exciting new model upgrades to the world’s fastest and longest range light jet. SyberJet has always been proud to count Mr. Freeman as an SJ30 owner. Given his satisfaction with not only the performance of his aircraft, but also with the personalized care he has received, Mr. Freeman is ready to operate each of SyberJet’s forthcoming upgraded SJ30 models and will help to promote the SyberJet brand.

Mr. Freeman has been operating his current SJ30 since 2009 amassing over 1,000 flight hours and visiting fourteen countries. With an average flight time of nearly 3 hours per leg and 12 transatlantic crossings, Mr. Freeman is the quintessential SJ30 operator. Boasting a 2,500 nm range, his aircraft routinely can be seen transiting the U.S. from coast to coast or crossing the North Atlantic non-stop, providing Mr. Freeman with the flexibility to enjoy mid-size jet performance in a jet that cost half as much to purchase as other aircraft in that market segment.

SyberJet’s announcement was made during Mr. Freeman’s participation in the groundbreaking ceremony for SyberJet’s Completion and Delivery Center in Cedar City, Utah. SyberJet’s President, Chuck Taylor, was thrilled to congratulate Mr. Freeman on his decision concerning the two new SJ30s, one SJ30i and one SJ30x, “I express the SyberJet teams’ sincere gratitude to Mr. Freeman. There would seem to be no greater satisfaction than to have an existing customer agree to be the launch customer for your next airplane model. Today Mr. Freeman has gone one step further and agreed be the launch customer for the next two models of the SJ30. Very few things speak louder to the quality and performance of the SJ30 than Mr. Freeman’s willingness to be the launch customer for the first SJ30i and the first SJ30X. We are humbled by his continued support.”

Mr. Freeman’s SJ30i is expected to be delivered in late 2015 after the certification process of both the SyberVisionTM avionics suite and the new interior is complete. His SJ30X is expected to be delivered in 2017.

About the SJ30i and SJ30x

The SJ30i will offer the same great performance as the SJ30 -2 but will have the added benefit of an all-new SyberVisionTM avionics suite by Honeywell. SyberVisionTM features four 12-inch liquid crystal displays and includes as standard features the SmartViewTM synthetic vision system (SVS), INAVTM moving map display system, electronics charts/maps, TCAS II, TAWS Level A, synoptic displays, dual flight management systems (FMS) with dual WAAS GPS/LPV, graphical flight planning, onboard weather radar, full EICAS, aircraft system controls incorporated into the MFD, electronic checklists, envelope protection, DME, ADS-B Out, and 0.3 nm RNP as well as support for FANS-1A, SmartLandingTM, SmartTaxiTM, SmartRunwayTM, TOLD, emergency descent mode, and RVSM operations.

The SJ30i will also include an all-new interior designed by Jason Castriota, featuring a belted forward-facing lavatory seat and other design elements that will give the cabin a fresh and inviting new look and feel.

The SJ30x will feature all of the advantages of the SJ30i, but will also add the more powerful FJ44-3AP-25 engines that include dual FADECS controls. The SJ30x is expected to offer more range, quicker time to climbs, higher cruise speed at altitude, better hot and high performance, increased payload, single point pressure refueling, and the elimination of the need for PRIST.

About SyberJet Aircraft

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

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.