Bombardier Proceeds With Learjet 85 Plans
There is some good news amidst the bad news for private jet companies. Recently, as CNN reports, Hawker Beechcraft told employees it would cut nearly 500 jobs and Cessna has also planned cuts. But Bombardier Aerospace has said that plans for its new Learjet 85 assembly line will go forward. Bombardier spokesman Leo Knaapen has said that the the company is hiring 500- 700 people to work at the Wichita plant on Learjet 85. Bombardier spokesman Leo Knaapen cites the company's more international focus as a reason for its success at a time when others are faltering. The company has said they are conscious of the financial crisis but for the moment they are not predicting any layoffs at their Wichita plant.