(WICHITA, Kan.) — A big order for Cessna and Bombardier as the company NetJets announces it will order up to 425 new planes.
It’s encouraging news for the aviation industry as NetJets places a $9.6 billion order with Cessna and Bombardier. Cessna will manufacture Citation Latitude right here in Wichita.
NetJet will also buy up to 275 Bombardier Challenger aircrafts. Bombardier says it will manufacture those planes in Montreal, but will test them here. Dave Franson of the Wichita Aero Club says it's an indicator the economy is moving in the right direction.
“This says that NetJet is betting on the future, being a brighter future than it is right now. The indicators are we're maybe out of this recession, the trough that we've been in, but the trend has started up that aggressively,” said Franson.