Bombardier has recently released the news that they will be expanding their aircraft manufacturing hub in Wichita, Kansas. This is good news for the Learjet facility, which has not seen much development in the past few years. Bombardier Business Aircraft president Steve Ridolfi and the governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback announced the expansion plans on January 10. The plan includes the improvement of the flight-test center, based in Wichita. Additionally, they are establishing a center of excellence for engineering and information technology. Bombardier is also looking to add facilities for paint and production flight-testing. Lastly, they will institute an aircraft delivery center.