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Bombardier to Create 450 Jobs With Expansion of Wichita, KS, Learjet Site

Bombardier Business Air's expansion of its Learjet operations in Wichita, Kansas, will create 450 jobs over the next 7 to 10 years, according to company officials.

Bombardier President Steve Ridolfi said the project includes an expansion of the company's Flight Test Center, new facilities for paint and production, a new delivery center, plus the establishment of a Bombardier Center of Excellence of Engineering and Information Technology.

The state of Kansas is giving the firm $16 million in financial support to augment the $600 million Bombardier is investing to expand Learjet's Wichita facility and develop the Learjet 85 midsize jet.

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