Learjet 85

November 25, 2009 - 6:38am

German completion and MRO provider Lufthansa Technik has been selected to supply its networked integrated cabin equipment (Nice) system for Bombardier’s new, all-composite Learjet 85.

November 15, 2009 - 6:37am

Bombardier is under commercial pressure to launch a new flagship business jet to rival the Gulfstream G650 as the world’s industry descends on what is the key event for the leading large-bizjet-buying region. With its significant range advantage, the G650 looks to be set to beat Bombardier’s leading model–the Global Express XRS– hands down when it enters service in 2012.

October 20, 2009 - 3:38pm

Bombardier Learjet (Booth No. 4397) said yesterday that it has made substantial progress developing the all-composite Learjet 85. The $17.2 million (2009 $) midsize jet is scheduled to enter into service in 2013, but Learjet general manager David Coleal said the program had already achieved important milestones.

October 13, 2009 - 12:23pm

Steve Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft

June 4, 2009 - 7:17am

The holder of a deposit on a Learjet 85 has asked Bombardier Aerospace for a refund due to the manufacturer’s plan to build the new jet’s composite airframe at its factory in Querétaro, Mexico.

May 14, 2009 - 7:05am

Bombardier told AIN yesterday at EBACE that development of the “clean sheet” all-composite Bombardier Learjet 85 continues on track for entry-into-service in 2013. The company is using its new production facility in the Queretaro Aerospace Park in Mexico to fabricate the composite structure for the Learjet 85, which is expected to become the first certified all-composite Part 25 business jet.

May 11, 2009 - 6:08am

An agent representing the holder of a deposit on a Learjet 85 today at an EBACE press conference confronted Bombardier Aerospace for a refund due to the manufacturer’s plan to build the new jet’s composite airframe at its factory in Querétaro, Mexico.

February 27, 2009 - 11:24am

Middle East-based executive charter operator Rizon Jet has bucked the downturn in new business aircraft sales by placing a firm order for four Bombardier Learjet 85s worth $68 million. The jets will join a fleet that is also soon to include three Challenger 605s and a second Hawker Beechcraft 900XP. One of the three Challenger 605s will be coming from a source other than Bombardier but the seller has not been identified.

February 10, 2009 - 11:02am

Bombardier Aerospace has tapped the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University to provide material and structural testing and certification for the new Learjet 85. NIAR will be involved in FAA certification of the all-composite midsize twinjet, ranging from small coupon sample testing to structural certification of full-scale components.

February 5, 2009 - 11:10am

Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace last year delivered 239 business jets, seven more than the previous year, and further took net orders for 262 more, though it is girding for a tougher 2009. The aircraft manufacturer said today that it expects to ship about 10 percent fewer business aircraft this year due to the global recession.