Bombardier has announced plans to expand its LearJet faciity in the US city of Wichita.
The company said it will expand its Bombardier Flight Test Center and establish new facilities for paint and production flight test as well as a new delivery center for its business jets. The expansion will create an estimated 450 new jobs over the next seven to 10 years.
Bombardier received tax breaks and other incentives totalling US$16 million from the state of Kansas to support the expansion.
Boeing this month announced plans to shutter a military production facility in Wichita, cutting more than 2000 jobs and ending a decades long relationhip with the Kansas city.