San Antonio, TX, USA – Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. (SSAC) stunned the world of aviation with a major announcement today. For the first time in the last 35 year history of aviation a “new company” was issued final TIA’s (Type Inspection Authorizations) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an all new, clean slate, twinjet aircraft.
This spectacular announcement is the final threshold before receiving the FAA TC (Type Certification) and virtually guarantees SSAC the certification this year for the new SJ30, the World’s Fastest and Longest Range light business jet.
During the SJ30 extraordinary certification flight test program, all 13 blocks of testing (TIA’s) were approved and issued by the FAA. Completion of these critical TIA’s is extremely significant as they provided full exploration of all aspects of flying and operating the SJ30 by SSAC factory and FAA engineering test pilots. Three high performance SJ30’s have been in extensive flight testing and have run the gauntlet of FAA tests from stall speeds of 91 kts to a fantastic Mmo of Mach .83; through high speed dive testing up to Mach .90, all the way through engine-out testing and every aspect of the flight envelope, in-side and out, that could possibly be imposed on a new jet aircraft. The SJ30 has consistently shown complete adherence and total compliance to all FAA regulations.
The company has maintained a time-line for certification which spanned approximately 4.8 years since the first flight of the first FAA conformed SJ30 twinjet in the fourth quarter of 2000 and has built five flight test aircraft and two complete static and fatigue test aircraft.
Starting two and a half years ago, the program began accelerating dramatically to extraordinary limits when Dr. Carl L. Chen CEO & President, along with Alfred Baumbusch, Sr. VP, Operations, entered the scene. Working intensively with the FAA, under the direction of Robert Kromer, Senior Manager, Flight Test Operations and Chief Pilot, the combined talents of 500 hard working and dedicated employees at San Antonio, TX, and Martinsburg, WV, made it possible for SSAC to reach this amazing threshold by obtaining the final TIA certification under almost impossible odds. The entire company resounded in cheers of celebration and praise for this huge accomplishment.
Dr. Ching Chiang Kuo, Chairman of Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation stated today, “The issuing of the Final TIA is an important milestone for SSAC that paves the way for us to receive the TC for the SJ30. And we are very appreciative to the FAA for recognizing our efforts and accomplishments. Through this TIA process, we have demonstrated that the SJ30 outperforms all aircraft in its class in speed, range, cabin pressure etcetra. It can fly at M=0.83 which is faster than it’s counterparts. With cabin delta pressure at 12.0 psi, it can maintain sea level pressure up to 41,000ft and provide a comfortable environment for its passengers. We are preparing now to complete the F&R flight testing and a few open items prior to receiving the SJ30 TC. During this time we have initiated the mass production schedule to deliver to our customers for them to enjoy”.
Dr. Carl Chen, President and CEO of SSAC, added, “We are all ecstatic; few people may realize the historic and economic impact of this announcement. Certainly the competition receives final TIA’s occasionally, but they are not a new company and very seldom do they have a totally new design. It was not their first jet aircraft or their first time to receive the final TIA’s. It’s not easy, in fact, it’s a massive, almost impossible undertaking for a small, new company with limited resources and it becomes so intense that we do not believe any new company with a new twinjet corporate aircraft has accomplished receiving the Final TIA’s since the 60’s. Now, out of nowhere, in a short time, there will be a new manufacturer on the world aviation scene with a new jet aircraft that has speed and intercontinental range performance figures that exceed every light jet business aircraft on earth.”
Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation is FAA certifying the new SJ30 twin engine business jet at San Antonio TX and major structure manufacturing at Martinsburg West VA, with over 500 employees in four facilities totaling over 220,000 sq ft in the USA Coast To Coast. The Company continues spectacular acceleration and finalization of each TIA for the FAA certification projected to be final in the second half of this year. The new Sino Swearingen SJ30 business jet is a very high performance, ultra long range, intercontinental, twinjet aircraft with an incredible 2,875 sm range and one of the highest cruise speeds in the industry at Mach .83 (560 mph). The SJ30 will operate at altitudes up to 49,000 feet and maintain a “Sea Level Cabin” through 41,000 ft with the best pressurization in the world, 12 psi. The new SJ30 will also have certification for single pilot operations and a slow approach speed, Vref of approximately 105 kts coupled with very easy to fly handling characteristics and short field landing and takeoff distances under 4,000 ft. Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation business plan is aggressively geared to become the world’s leading aircraft producer by creating a family of cost-efficient, high performance, high-quality, superior technology, business jets. Specifications are preliminary and subject to change.
Shown Above. Sino Swearingen Aircraft Becomes First New Company in 35 Years to Receive Final FAA TIA Approvals for New Twinjet Aircraft.