Friday, March 13, 2015

Jet practices approaches over Hutchinson, Kansas

Those who saw a two-toned jet attempting to land Friday about noon at Hutchinson Regional Airport should know the plane never landed.

The jetliner, a Bombardier CS100, was just practicing approaches, but never came in for a landing, said Eddie Wells, air traffic controller, who is stationed at the Hutchinson airport’s tower.

Before newly built jets can be sold, they have to be certified. When people look to the sky and see Citation jets or Bombardiers circling the city of Hutchinson they most likely are in the process to be certified.

“We get a lot of them from the aircraft manufacturers in Wichita,” Wells said. “Sometimes, the jets haven’t even been painted.”

Friday’s jet most likely was a single-aisle, long-range passenger aircraft developed by Bombardier Aerospace, Wichita.

Original story can be found here:  http://www.hutchnews.com

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