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March 2008 edition

Investors key in plans for Symphony restart

Production of the two-seat Symphony Aircraft SA-160 piston single could restart in the second half of 2008 if enough investors give the go ahead. Incomplete aircraft and all the machinery and parts still remain at the Three Rivers plant after the company went into liquidation last year.

Engineering company Aviatech is analysing production simplification and expansion of in-house parts manufacturing to study whether or not a restart would be worthwhile. Lou Simons is leading the creation of the North American Factory for Technologically Advanced Aircraft, which will replace bankrupt Symphony Aircraft Industries. The new company's intended location is still undecided, Simons confirmed. He hopes 2010 production could reach 80 to 110 aircraft a year....

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