By Karen Di Piazza
TWC Aviation Inc. has placed an order for two Cessna Citation Columbus business jets. Additionally, TWC plans to relocate its facilities to Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in California this month, leaving Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank.
Kansas-based Cessna Aircraft Co. said it expects to achieve Federal Aviation Administration certification by the end of 2013 on its Columbus jet, with deliveries beginning in 2014. The plane maker said its clean-sheet designed Columbus, configurable for up to 10 passengers, is expected to be the only aircraft in its class capable of 4,000 nautical miles nonstop at Mach .80.
TWC presently operates 22 aircraft for FAR Part 135 charter. Scott Cutshall, who’s responsible for TWC’s charter services division and for the expansion of the company’s fleet of privately managed aircraft, said it recently added two aircraft to its air carrier certificate.
“In May, we added a seven-passenger 2007 Hawker 400XP, which has leather seating, an enclosed lavatory, Airshow and a partial galley,” Cutshall said.
On June 17, the company also added a seven-passenger Learjet 60, manufactured in 1996, with the interior refurbished in 2003 and the exterior repainted in 2007. He said that the Lear has a partial galley, leather seating, Airshow with a DVD player and a private lavatory.
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