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SyberJet Aircraft Announces The First Class of Utah Aerospace Pathways Graduates

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Mark Fairchild

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Chuck Taylor

+1 435.238.7165

SyberJet Aircraft is pleased to announce the first class of graduates from the Utah Aerospace Pathways program. A total of twelve students from the Iron County School District participated in the program and were present for the official graduation today in Cedar City.

MSC Aerospace and SyberJet Aircraft are proud to be a part of this program that will help to fill high paying, innovative aerospace jobs in the southern Utah area for years to come. A partnership with the state of Utah and industry, the Utah Aerospace Pathways program was initiated in April 2016 and prepares graduating high school students with the skills and knowledge for a rewarding, long-term career in aerospace manufacturing. This pilot project was created and endorsed by industry, government and education leaders for high school students in various school districts throughout Utah.

Students who graduate from the program with a certificate in aerospace manufacturing will have demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in basic manufacturing and will have completed specific classroom studies including Precision Sheet Metal Assembly, Manufacturing Principles, Tool Usage/Safety, Environmental Health, Precision Measuring Instruments, Organizational Awareness, Applied Math, and Aerospace Blueprint Reading.

During the graduation ceremony Chuck Taylor, President of SyberJet Aircraft explained why MSC is uniquely suited to be are partner in the Utah Aerospace Pathway program. “MSC provides a unique experience based learning opportunity for the students. The students work hand in hand with experienced industry professionals and are exposed to all facets of aircraft manufacturing. They work with aircraft designers, fabricators, assemblers, quality inspectors, aircraft mechanics, and flight test personnel. They can even help roll a finished aircraft out of hangar. They are exposed to it all.”.

Whitney Clayton, CEO of MSC Aerospace expanded on Mr. Taylor’s comments, “We are fortunate to be doing business in states with the focus and initiative to invest in educational programs that benefit both individuals and also local industries. MSC is committed to our local communities for the long term and looks forward to welcoming these graduates to our team”.

“This program is a great example of industry, education and government working together to create a program that builds the talent pipeline for Utah’s growing Aerospace Industry. These graduates are better prepared to enter the aerospace manufacturing job market and/or use this experience to enhance their post-secondary education goals,” comments State Workforce Development Board Chair and MSC Aerospace Human Resources Director Megen Ralphs.

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 aircraft manufacturers.

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.