Learjet 85

December 31, 2008 - 3:38am

In many ways, last year was an extraordinary year for business aviation, with a record of more than 1,000 jet deliveries but also a large number of new jet programs launched. Last year, Cessna kicked off the Citation Columbus, a more than three-quarter billion dollar program that brings Cessna into the large-cabin long-range jet market. Dassault is upgrading the Falcon 900 with winglets to make

November 10, 2008 - 6:40am

Very light jet. Super-midsize. Ultra-long-range. These are just some of the names that manufacturers, analysts and aviation journalists use to try to pigeonhole business jets into market niches. But with so much fragmentation in the field and a blurring of traditional lines, such attempts at classification are becoming harder than ever.

October 7, 2008 - 10:22am

Thales (Booth No. 789) has been selected by Bombardier to provide a fly-by-wire spoiler system for the Canadian OEM’s new Learjet 85. The Thales spoiler package consists of one digital flight control computer and an integrated spoiler control level and actuation system. Thales used its latest dual flight control computer architecture contained with robust packaging designed specifically for composite aircraft environmental conditions.

October 2, 2008 - 5:10am

Very light jet. Super-midsize. Ultra-long-range. These are just some of the names that manufacturers, analysts and aviation journalists use to try to pigeonhole business jets into an increasing number of market niches. But with so much fragmentation in the field and a blurring of traditional lines, such attempts at classification are becoming harder than ever.

September 30, 2008 - 7:32am

Since last year’s NBAA Convention, several manufacturers have launched new airplanes or announced derivative designs based on previous models. Although there weren’t a lot of new certifications obtained in the past year, and despite the sagging economic and warning flags presaging slower business aviation activity, manufacturers–new and old alike–haven’t shied away from introducing new products.

September 30, 2008 - 5:25am

Bombardier is scrambling to develop new production plans for the midsize Learjet 85 after dropping troubled Grob as the supplier of the airplane’s composite fuselage.

The Canadian manufacturer last month terminated its contract for the Learjet 85 fuselage in the wake of Grob’s German affiliate filing for insolvency.

September 30, 2008 - 4:59am
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Bombardier has terminated its contract with Grob Aerospace AG of Switzerland to develop the composite structure for the Learjet 85. Grob’s German affiliate filed for insolvency on August 18. In a statement released on September 18, Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, said, “Given the uncertainty surrounding Grob’s insolvency, Learjet has decided to terminate its agreement with Grob Aerospace, effective Sept. 17, 2008.

September 18, 2008 - 12:36pm

Bombardier has terminated its contract with Grob Aerospace AG of Switzerland to develop the composite structure for the Learjet 85. Grob’s German affiliate filed for insolvency on August 18. In a statement released this afternoon, Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, said, “Given the uncertainty surrounding Grob’s insolvency, Learjet has decided to terminate its agreement with Grob Aerospace, effective Sept. 17, 2008.

July 7, 2008 - 6:57am

Pierre Beaudoin’s reign as Bombardier president and CEO began on June 4. The younger Beaudoin succeeded his father, Laurent–who will remain chairman of the board of directors–as the head of the Canadian transportation giant.

June 30, 2008 - 8:10am

The Bombardier Learjet 40 conforming prototype made its first flight on August 31 and five days later the first Learjet 40 production airplane made its first flight as well, Bombardier announced yesterday here in Orlando. And last night, the derivative model flew into Orlando Executive Airport from Wichita to take a spot on the static display line beside its sister aircraft.

 
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