Bombardier Plans To Expand Kansas Plant

Media reports say Bombardier Aerospace plans to expand its operations in Wichita for assembling the Learjet 85 midsize jet.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Learjet maker Bombardier Aerospace plans to expand its operations in Wichita.

KWCH-TV reports the company is adding a paint facility, customer delivery center and production flight test facility. Bombardier also plans to expand production hangars for the final assembly of the Learjet 85 midsize jet.

A news release from Gov. Mark Parkinson's office says the expansion involves an agreement between Bombardier and the state.

Parkinson plans to join Bombardier executives and city officials in Wichita on Friday for a formal announcement. Details of the agreement are expected to be released at that time.

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