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Loss of Jet Republic's Learjet 60XR order not good for Wichita

The news out of Bombardier isn’t good for the Wichita Learjet plant. The company lost an order for 25 Learjet 60XRs from Jet Republic, which ceased operations. The company also had an option for 85 more.

Bombardier isn’t saying how many remaining orders they have for the Learjet 60XR or how many of its 2,500 employees work on the program.

But of the three Learjet models produced, the 60 is the most labor intensive. The Wichita facility produces more of the content — the parts and subassemblies — of the mid-sized jet than it does the other two Learjet models.