Flexjet, the first fractional jet ownership company to offer shares on the all-new Learjet 85 aircraft, and business aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, will be in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, as part of an 11-city U.S. tour offering the opportunity to experience firsthand the aircraft that is poised to revolutionize the industry. Event partners Rolls-Royce and Chocolatier Emanuel Andren – along with distinguished winemakers from Blackbird Vineyards, Cardinale, Freemark Abbey and Joseph Phelps Vineyards – will be onsite offering interactive experiences and expert tasting sessions for an unforgettable evening of style, luxury and performance.
Attendees are invited to take an exclusive tour of the Learjet 85 aircraft – the first FAR Part 25 certified business jet built primarily from composite materials – and see first-hand the latest advances in aerodynamics, structures and efficiency that are ushering in a new benchmark in performance. Rolls-Royce's Phantom and Ghost automobiles will be available for test drives throughout the evening, while famed chocolate artist Emanuel Andren will share his latest creations paired with the finest wines.
"Anticipation for the Learjet 85 has been building since the program launch back in 2007," said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. "With delivery scheduled for 2013, we've brought the Learjet 85 aircraft model, and some of our finest partners, to New York so our owners can truly experience the world of possibilities that will open up to them with the Learjet 85's class-leading innovations. Featuring the latest in cabin technologies, and the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck cockpit, we are relishing the opportunity to brightly shine the spotlight on the Learjet 85."
An industry first, the primarily composite structures of the Learjet 85 aircraft enhance passenger comfort through the use of complex curves in the aircraft cross-section and thinner wall thickness to maximize cabin volume to create the largest Learjet aircraft ever designed. Responsible for not only improving performance and minimizing drag through smoother aerodynamics, the airframe made mostly of composite material requires less maintenance and is easier to repair for an extended service life. Other innovations include the aircraft's state-of-the-art Pratt & Whitney PW307B turbofan engine, the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck featuring the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite – one of the most advanced suites ever offered onboard a midsize aircraft – and an advanced entertainment and wireless Internet system.
The Learjet 85 aircraft will feature the company's new interior design updates, including the latest in aircraft interior design, newly designed seats, innovative storage solutions, a state-of-the-art cabin entertainment system and groundbreaking passenger interfaces. It is capable of accommodating eight passengers in a traditional double-club seating arrangement, with approximately 30 inches (76.2 cm) between each seat for more room than ever when traveling on long distance flights. The aircraft offers a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82 and a transcontinental range of up to 3,000nm (5,556km)* making the Learjet 85 business jet the fastest and most efficient in its class.
The addition of the Learjet 85 aircraft means Flexjet owners will continue to have access to some of the most technologically advanced and youngest business jets in the industry, averaging approximately five years of age.
Date: Oct 2, 2012