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SyberJet Emivest SJ30
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The SyberJet SJ30 is an American business jet built by SyberJet Aircraft (formerly Emivest Aerospace Corporation).
Originally designed by Swearingen as the SA-30 Fanjet, it was to be marketed by Gulfstream as the SA-30 Gulfjet until Gulfstream withdrew from the project. Swearingen then had backing from the Jaffe Group and the aircraft was redesignated the SJ-30. The first SJ-30 flew on 13 February 1991. Swearingen then formed a joint venture with Taiwanese investors and formed the Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation.
It was subsequently decided to modify the original design as the SJ30-2, with a 4 ft 4in (1.32 m) longer fuselage and increased wingspan. The prototype was modified and flew in the new configuration in November 1996. After a series of additional design changes and after years of flight testing, the SJ30-2 was finally certified by the FAA in October 2005. The first customer delivery took place in early 2007.
The aircraft can seat up to six passengers plus one pilot. It maintains a "sea level cabin" up to 41,000 ft (due to its 12 psi differential pressure) thereby reducing fatigue due to high cabin altitude on long journeys.
Sino Swearingen was acquired by investors from Dubai in 2008. The Dubai-based company will become the majority shareholder in Sino Swearingen, with the Taiwanese government and private investors taking minority stakes. The company name was changed to the Emivest Aerospace Corporation. On October 26, 2010, Emivest filed for bankruptcy after being unable to find further funds to continue operations.
In June 2011, Emivest Aerospace changed its name to SyberJet Aircraft.
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