The new owners are Chinese, and China is expected to be a big market for General Aviation aircraft. The new airplanes, one a month in creasing to two a month, will be built in Texas.
I always liked the Mooney, with its funky ‘backwards tail’. My mom had a boyfriend in the '70s who had one, and I got a ride in it once. (Front seat, too!) I used to think I wanted one, since they are fast for their power. I think nowadays, if I were to get an airplane in that class, I’d rather have a 6-seat Bonanza. More comfortable.
It’s good to see Mooney coming back, even if production will be too low to make them ‘affordable’.