Learjet 55

September 18, 2013 - 12:32pm

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for its two-place divan for the Learjet 60. The company has similar approvals for the Learjet 55, 55B, and 55C.

The two-place divan adds passenger space while giving the cabin a larger, more open look. The divan is available as either right or left side facing, and armrests, drawer and close-out panels are available options. Armrests can be added to either end of the divan.

November 11, 2008 - 9:58am

Business aircraft management and charter operator Zenith Jet and noise reduction specialist Aviation International Management Services (AIMS) have teamed to launch a new thermal acoustic barrier package that promises to reduce cabin noise by up to 30 percent. AIMS is supplying the kits and Zenith Jet is the exclusive marketing agent.

May 9, 2008 - 7:21am

LEARJET 55 AND EXTRA 300, BOCA RATON, FLA., JUNE 23, 2000–“The failure of the pilots of both airplanes to maintain a visual lookout (while climbing and maneuvering) resulting in [an] in-flight collision and subsequent collision with residences and terrain” was the probable cause determined by the NTSB. The midair occurred in VFR weather, with a reported ceiling of 25,000 ft and 10 mi visibility.

May 5, 2008 - 7:16am

Bombardier Learjet 35, San Antonio, March 15, 2008–The American Jet International Learjet 35 overran Runway 21 landing at San Antonio. The two crewmembers, the only occupants, were not injured.

January 18, 2008 - 5:11am

After a Learjet 55 on an IFR flight from Syracuse, N.Y., on February 26 lost voice and transponder communications over Holston Mountain, Tenn., ATC notified the military and two F/A-18s were dispatched to escort the business jet to Florida’s Jacksonville Airport, the closest suitable facility in VMC.