Learjet

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Wichita has turned out tens of thousands of planes over the years, but nothing the Air Capital of the World produced could match the aura of the Learjet.

"There's no denying that there's simply never been any business jet before, or since, that has had quite the cool status of a Learjet," said aviation historian Richard Harris.

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It’s the end of an era for one of Wichita’s most well-known aviation brands.

Production on the Learjet, the first mass-produced business jet, will end later this year. More than 3,000 Learjets have been sold since its first flight in 1963.