Light Jet Industry To Revolutionize By The New Learjet 70 And Learjet 75
By Shane Nolan
May 20, 2012 - Bombardier Aerospace has refined 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 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 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.
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
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 Mexico and Toluca Minneapolis non-stop with six passengers and two crew members.
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