Bombardier Aerospace, leading business aircraft manufacturer, today redefined the light jet landscape by launching the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.
The new Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft build on legendary Learjet strengths and successes while leveraging Learjet 85 aircraft technology. The jets will feature a new modern design interior, a next generation cabin management system, the Vision Flight Deck with a state-of-the-art avionics suite, superior aircraft performance and low operating costs. Entry-into-service 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 willprovide 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 Mr. Ridolfi.
The aircraft will have enhanced performance through an engine thrust increase with an improved Honeywell engine, offering improved takeoff field length performance over its predecessor. The new systems will also contribute to weight savings gain and the new canted winglets will improve aerodynamic efficiency. Overall, up to a nine per cent improvement in field performance under hot and high conditions and up to a four per cent improvement in fuel efficiency are expected.
Based on the Learjet 85 aircraft interior design and technology, the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft include: improved comfort and styling of the seats; cabin management system featuring individual touchscreen monitors with full audio and video control; LED lighting throughout the entire aircraft; a generous baggage suite and a spacious galley for optimized catering, work and storage space. The advanced connectivity options of the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft will ensure the highest levels of convenience.
Vision Flight Deck
A breakthrough in business aviation, the Vision Flight Deck is designed to deliver a completely new cockpit experience. By combining the best in technological advancements with superior design aesthetics, it provides pilots flying Bombardier’s Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft an unprecedented level of control and comfort. The Vision Flight Deck for Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft will feature the fully integrated Garmin G5000 digital avionics suite, designed with leading edge technology and one of the most intuitive crew interfaces available.
Upon entry into service, the aircraft will be supported by a maintenance program designed to allow customers to operate to a generous 600 flight hour fixed inspection interval at Bombardier’s growing worldwide Customer Services infrastructure. In addition, direct operating costs will be reduced as a result of performance efficiency gains.
Learjet 70 aircraft: 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-São Paulo and Toluca-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**.
** Under certain operating conditions
Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: May 14, 2012