FAA Gives Thumbs Up for Learjet 75

 - November 19, 2013, 12:05 PM

The Bombardier Learjet 75 light jet–a longer-range version of the Learjet 45 with Garmin G5000 integrated avionics, winglets and more efficient Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines–received FAA certification on Thursday. Deliveries have already begun for U.S. and Canadian customers, a Bombardier Aerospace spokeswoman told AIN. Certification and delivery efforts are pending for its smaller sibling, the Learjet 70.

“We are delighted to have received FAA certification for the Learjet 75,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft vice president and general manager for Learjet Ralph Acs. “This jet is clearly a leader among its peers with its Bombardier Vision flight deck, offering unmatched capability in its segment, the class-defining performance and efficiency improvements, as well as a completely new interior. Along with its smaller-sibling Learjet 70, this aircraft clearly has a bright future in business aviation.”

Increased thrust provides an improvement of up to 9 percent in hot-and-high takeoff field performance, as well as a 4-percent increase in fuel efficiency, compared with its predecessor. In addition, the new avionics system reduces weight and the new canted winglets improve aerodynamic efficiency. With these enhancements, the Learjet 75 can fly more than 2,000 nm at cruise speeds of up to Mach 0.81.