Sabreliner MRO Services & Support
Sabreliner Aircraft Timeline
- Timken-Detroit Axle Company formed, predecessor of Rockwell-Standard Corp.
- Standard Steel Spring Company formed, predecessor of Rockwell-Standard Corp.
- Equitable Meter Co. formed
- North American Aviation Inc. formed in Delaware
- Absorbed Berliner-Joyce Aircraft Corp.
- Acquired General Aviation Mfg. Corp., Baltimore Md.; Berliner-Joyce dissolved
- North American Aviation, Inglewood and Downet, Ca.
- Remmert-Werner started on Lambert Field as a partnership
- Rockwell Manufacturing Co. formed from Equitable Meter
- Remmert-Werner began corporate aviation by completing the first DC-3 for executive use for Monsanto Chemical Company
- Remmert-Werner Air Service became incorporated as Remmert-Werner, Inc.
- Remmert-Werner, Inc. received FAA Repair Station certificate #3919
- Remmert-Werner, Inc. expanded to Perryville, Mo. airport under the name of Beldex Corporation
- UTX prototype Sabreliner made its first flight with GE J85 engines from Palmdale Airport in California
- Timken-Detroit Axle Co. and Standard Steel Spring Co. merged to form Rockwell Standard
- First flight of a production T-39A with P&W J60-P3 engines
- 1961First T-39B delivered to the USAF
- T-39 flight test completed
- The first operational T-39A delivered to the USAF
- 154 T-39A aircraft delivered to the USAF
- 1962Sabreliner Models T-39A, T-39B and T-39D received their FAA type certificates
- Sabreliner Model 40, S/N 282-001, in work at North American Aviation
- Assigned FAA registration number N571R, Sabreliner Model 40, S/N 282-001, had a custom interior installed at Remmert-Werner in St. Louis. Planned for use as a demonstrator, demand for the popular aircraft caused it to be sold to an operator almost immediately.
- The Sabreliner division of North American appointed Remmert-Werner as sole distributor for Sabreliner aircraft
- The Navy acquired 42 T-39D aircraft to be used for radar intercept officer trainers
- The Sabreliner Model 40 received its FAA type certificate
- The first commercial Sabreliner, S/N 282-002, delivered to Pet Milk Co. for a selling price of $989,982. The aircraft is still in service today with the U.S. military.
- Last T-39 produced for the USAF; total of 143 built
- 19 Model 40s completed and delivered
- Last T-39D produced; total of 42 built
- The Sabreliner Model 60 awarded its FAA airworthiness certificate
- The first Model 60, S/N 306-003, delivered to Air Reduction Co.
- North American Aviation and Rockwell Standard Corp. merged to become North American Rockwell Corp.
- Production of the Model 40 stopped with the delivery of S/N 282-097 to the FAA
- Thrust reversers certified for use on Sabreliner aircraft
- North American Rockwell purchased Remmert-Werner
- Pratt & Whitney extended the time between overhaul on JT12A-6A from 1,700 hours to 1,800 hours; the JT-12A-8 also increased from 1,200 hours to 1,400 hours
- First flight of the Model 70
- The Remmert-Werner name changed to Aviation Service Division of North American Rockwell
- Production of the Model 60 stopped in Los Angeles
- Model 70 received its FAA type certificate
- Production of the Model 70 began in Los Angeles
- First delivery of a Model 70 aircraft to Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline Co., 371-004
- Model 40 production restarted with Model 40A. S/N 282-098 arrived in Perryville from Los Angeles for paint, interior and avionics. This was the first installation of a Collins AP105 Autopilot in a Sabreliner.
- First flight of a Model 75A conducted from the General Electric test center is Mojave, Ca.
- Official start of SMIP – Sabreliner Maintenance Inspection Program
- 1973Model 60 production restarted
- North American Rockwell merged with Rockwell Manufacturing Co. and became Rockwell International
- The Sabreliner Model 80 received its FAA type certificate
- The first Model 80, S/N 380-001, delivered to N.L. Industries, Inc. at a price of $1,917,379
- 10 Sabreliners completed in September at Perryville: two Model 40s, five Model 60s and three Model 80s
- Last Model 40 delivered, S/N 282-137
- Rockwell International renamed its Aviation Services Division the Sabreliner Division and moved the marketing department from Los Angeles to St. Louis
- Sabreliner Model 80 FAA Flight Inspection Aircraft received its FAA type certificate
- 1976Development of the NA265-65 began
- Perryville began operating with a Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) from the FAA
- Life extension program developed, extending the originally certified 10,000 hour or 10,000 cycle life of Sabreliners to 30,000 hours/30,000 cycles. The engineering department moved to St. Louis.
- Rockwell International and Raisbeck Group signed an agreement to design a super critical wing
- First flight of the Model 65
- The 500th Sabreliner delivered to Procter & Gamble Co. Perryville received its production certificate, allowing final assembly and initial flight testing to occur in Perryville.
- T1979he last Model 60, S/N 306-146, delivered to Millipore Corp.
- The last Model 75A, S/N 380-072, delivered to Saudi-Oger, LTD.
- The Model 65 received its FAA type certificate
- The first Model 65, S/N 465-12, delivered to Sr. Vasquez Rana
- The 600th Sabreliner (including T-39s) delivered to Standard Oil Co. of California
- The Sabre 65 set several long-range flight records including:
- New York to San Francisco: 2285 NM in 6 hours, 1 minute, 33 seconds at a speed of 436 statute MPH
- San Francisco to Boston: 2361 NM in 5 hours, 1 minute, 15 seconds at a speed of 541 statute MPH
- Boston to Paris: 3054 NM in 6 hours, 39 minutes, 20 seconds at a speed of 528 statute MPH
- The most deliveries of new Sabreliner aircraft – 41 Model 65s delivered
- Sabreliner Division announced an aircraft remanufacturing program called the Model 40R
- First 40R delivered to AMP. A total of six a/c modified under the 40R program.
- The last production Model 65, S/N 465-076, delivered to Acopian Technical Co.
- Total Sabreliner fleet included 631 aircraft – 191 military and 440 commercial
- Rockwell halted new aircraft production. With new a/c production stopped and the future of the Sabreliner Division uncertain, primary effort shifted to selling the remaining 23 used a/c in inventory and concentrating on Sabreliner service and parts sales.
- The partners of Wolsey & Company formed the Sabreliner Corporation on June 16, 1983.
- On June 30, 1983 Rockwell International sold its Sabreliner Division to Wolsey & Co., a New York investment company formed in 1980. Included in the purchase were $30 million in spare parts inventory, a facility at Lambert Field in St. Louis, a facility in Perryville, Mo. and all of the production tooling and FAA production and repair station certificates. F. Holmes Lamoreux, a partner in Wolsey, became President and Chief Executive Officer.
- Remanufactured Sabre aircraft named the “Silver Edition” introduced
- Sabreliner switched from an aircraft production certificate to an aircraft parts production certificate
- The Excalibur modification, which extended the service life of 40 and 60 models to 15,000 hours, completed on Sabreliner S/N 306-037 and delivered to North American Royalties
- SMIP sold to CAMP Systems International, Inc.
- Dedicated engine test cell and 30,000 square foot hangar added in Perryville
- Sabreliner reacquired the first Sabreliner ever built, S/N 282-001
- Sabreliner Corp. unveiled 282-001 at its annual Operators Symposium after the aircraft was refurbished by the experts at the Perryville, Mo. service and support operation; the company named the aircraft Sabre One and began to use it as its own corporate jet
- An innovative inspection and maintenance program, called Sabre 2000, introduced. The program consolidated structural inspections, provided a corrosion warranty and increased the service life of the aircraft.
- Sabreliner developed a composite side panel interior modification, increasing cabin space and reducing the aircraft's weight
- Sabreliner received Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) certification for the Sabre 65, making it the best value in RVSM-capable aircraft
- Sabre 65 RVSM Group Certification received
- Acquired the Capris 50-200 Laser Wire Marker from Spectrum Technologies to laser print vs. hot stamp codes on avionics wiring, virtually eliminating the potential for damage to wires that could result in a system failure
- Upgraded engine test cell to include Howell’s AEDATS III (Automated Engine Data Acquisition Test System) – to monitor and record engine performance – making it one of the most advanced test cells in the industry
- Introduced new inspection program for the Model 40 and 60, adding 2,000 hours of service life
- Partnered with Kohlman Systems Research (KSR) and Aviation Material and Technical Support (AVMATS) for joint development of an RVSM solution for the Sabreliner Model 80 fleet
- Sabre 80 RVSM Group Certification received
- Developed RVSM solutions for remainder of Sabreliner Models with AP 105 or APS 80 autopilots
- Added a second laser wire marking system, the M-100L from Tri-Star Technologies
- After ten years of service for Sabreliner Corp., Sabre One received its second upgrade including:
- Updated exterior paint scheme, shifting to use of corporate colors
- Revitalized interior design with new color scheme in upholstery, accent fabrics and carpet
- Refurbished cabin seats and aft divan, including re-webbing of seat belts and replacement of foam
- Re-covered cockpit seats with new Aero Lamb Sheepskin
- Re-plated interior hardware from previous gold to satin nickel
- Latest avionics technology - Dual Collins ADS-80K Air Data System, Honeywell CAS-67A Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Honeywell KGP-860 Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), Avidyne EX 500 Multi-Function Display and Iridium antennae.
- Purchased the DIT-MCO Model 2115 Automated Test System for testing wire harnesses; the system ensures the harness is totally free of any defects prior to installation on the aircraft or shipment to a customer