In Flight International, 18-24 July, we reported that delays in the fabrication and assembly of the Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 business jet at the Gamesa Aerospace production site in Spain in 1998 had contributed to the hold-up in certification and delivery. Subsequently, Gamesa Producciones Aeronautica, SA has drawn our attention to the majority findings of arbitration proceedings which took place between Gamesa and Sino Swearingen last year, which concluded that delays during 1998 and 1999 due to the re-designing of the fuselage were not the responsibility of Gamesa.

• Taxi tests of the SJ30-2 prototype are expected to start this week.

Source: Flight International