Learjet has begun construction of a 9,100m2 (100,000ft2) extension to the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita, Kansas, in preparation for the start of the Global Express flight-test programme. The first ultra-long-range Global Express business jet is due to arrive in Wichita for the start of tests in October. In late 1997, the site will also be used for flight testing of the Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8-400 regional turboprop.


Source: Flight International