(WICHITA, Kan.) — Bombardier Aerospace will expand its footprint in Wichita.
The Bombardier Learjet site will soon add a paint facility, customer delivery center, production flight test facility and expanded production hangars for the final assembly of the Learjet 85 midsize jet.
The new jet will be the largest, fastest, longest-range Learjet aircraft to date.
Governor Mark Parkinson's office said the governor finalized the agreement with senior executives from the company at the Farnborough International Airshow in England last week.
Parkinson said Kansas was at risk of losing the plane-maker to other states.
"At the air show, I would go into a meeting with one of our employers and when I would walk out, there would be a line of governors from other states trying to take our employers away."
Company leaders wouldn't say who they were being courted by, but Parkinson said competition is coming from other southern states, China and Mexico.