February 13th in Aviation History

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The Syberjet SJ30 took to the skies for the first time ever on the 13th of February 1991. The business jet is designed and manufactured by SyberJet Aircraft, an aerospace company based in Utah, United States of America.

The SyberJet SJ30 was originally called SA-30. It was designed to carry six to eight people. The SA-30 was designed to be powered by two Williams FJ-44 Turbofan engines. The selling point by SyberJet Aircraft was that it was designed to be lighter and more efficient than its competitors.

The SJ30 is in the “light” jet class, and has the fastest cruise speeds and longest range of any aircraft in that class. The aircraft can seat up to six passengers plus one pilot. A unique feature of this aircraft is that it maintains a ‘sea level cabin’ (zero cabin altitude) up to 41,000 ft (due to its 12 psi differential pressure) thereby reducing fatigue due to high cabin altitude on long journeys.

 

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