Two new Learjets launched at EBACE
Bombardier Aerospace launched to new light-jets, the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 at a ceremony during the first day of the EBACE conference in Geneva. The new Learjets effectively will replace the Learjet 40 and Learjet 45 models.
Entry into service for the new aircraft is scheduled for the first half of 2013.
“These new jets represent the fusion of Learjet heritage, customer input and the design innovations Bombardier is renowned for throughout the industry,” said Steve Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With the cutting edge Vision Flight Deck, a brand new interior and superior aerodynamic efficiency and performance, the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 jets will provide operators with a more flexible and comfortable flight experience than ever before.”
“Designed to meet customer needs and operator performance requirements, extensive customer focus groups were part of the design and decision-making process. As a result, we already have firm orders, letters of intent and other commitments for more than 50 aircraft,” continued Ridolfi.
The Learjet 70 aircraft will be able to achieve an exceptional range greater than 2,000 nautical miles at a cruise speed of Mach 0.75. It will connect Chicago to Sao Paulo and Toluca to Minneapolis non-stop with six passengers and two crew members.
Learjet 75 aircraft with a maximum range greater than 2,000 nautical miles at cruise speeds up to Mach 0.75, the Learjet 75 aircraft will be able to fly four passengers and two crew-members non-stop from Los Angeles to Toronto and Mumbai to Bangkok.
Additionally, it will be able to handle a range close to 1,950 nautical miles with eight passengers.