Learjet 45 max takeoff weight to get a boost

 - May 19, 2008, 11:16 AM

Bombardier plans to increase the maximum takeoff weight of the Learjet 45 by at least 800 lb, bringing the mtow to 21,300 lb. With the improved weight vs payload capabilities, the Learjet 45 will now be able to take eight passengers on longer flights, such as Moscow to Madrid or Cairo to Paris, according to Bombardier. The mtow increase will be certified in the third quarter of next year, at which time it will become a standard feature on all new Learjet 45s. For in-service jets, a Service Bulletin will be made available at that time. No hardware changes are required and the SB will be free to customers, according to a Bombardier spokesman.