Bombardier Learjet 85 on schedule

Learjet 85

A Learjet 85 private jet flying.

Bombardier Aerospace says that several milestones have been reached in its Learjet 85 aircraft program development.

The detailed design phase is now 50 per cent complete, and parts manufacturing is underway at Bombardier sites, as well as with suppliers. The development of manufacturing sites is also progressing on schedule, with the Wichita final assembly site expansion under way and the Querétaro facility commissioned for the start of parts fabrication. The program is on schedule for entry-into-service in 2013.

“We are very excited to see the program advancing with such great momentum,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Parts production for the first test aircraft is underway at Bombardier and supplier sites, and we continue to forge ahead with detailed design and systems testing. We are working together with all of our suppliers and continue to hit our program milestones. We are very encouraged by the progress we see each day.”

Ralph Acs gave a rundown on progress