Bombardier Learjet is halting production of its Learjet 60 XR midsize business jet sometime this fall and evaluating the positions of the 275 people who work on the program.
If the market improves, production can be restarted, said Annie Cossette, a spokeswoman for Bombardier.
“We’re monitoring the situation closely,” Cossette said. “The demand in the light aircraft market is weak.”
It will continue to evaluate the market.
The 275 positions are at risk as the company explores its options, Cossette said.
The company delivered three Learjet 60XRs in the first quarter of the year and 19 last year.
The plant employs more than 3,000 people. The majority of them are permanent employees.
The Learjet 60 XR is a midsize cabin, midrange jet that will carry up to eight passengers. It has a maximum range of 2,405 nautical miles.