Learjet 60

September 1, 2010 - 6:45am

An agreement reached by Bombardier executives and Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson at the Farnborough airshow to secure Wichita as the final assembly location for the Learjet 85 was formalized on July 30. The agreement will retain existing operations and create a minimum of 300 new jobs at the Learjet facility. Bombardier said it will invest a total of $600 million in the Learjet 85 program in Wichita.

August 31, 2010 - 9:51am

For the seventh straight quarter, total deliveries of business jets and turboprops declined year-to-year, according to the second-quarter statistics released last month by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). However, industry billings, which totaled $9.4 billion, rose by a modest 0.2 percent, the second straight quarter showing an increase.

August 27, 2010 - 8:36am

The new Raisbeck Engineering Learjet 60 aft fuselage locker made its Labace debut as part of the Bombardier exhibit. The locker’s two compartments provide 25 cu ft of stowage volume outside the cabin and a 300-pound capacity. According to sales manager Tobin Shackelford, the modification does not affect the airplane’s performance. The first factory optional lockers are expected to enter service in next year’s first quarter.

August 3, 2010 - 12:48pm

An agreement reached by Bombardier executives and Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson at the recent Farnborough airshow to secure Wichita as the final assembly location for the Learjet 85 was solidified on Friday. The now formalized agreement will retain existing operations and create a minimum of 300 new jobs at the Learjet facility. Bombardier said it will invest a total of $600 million in the Learjet 85 program in Wichita.

August 1, 2010 - 8:29am

Bombardier Aerospace has built the first all-composite manufacturing validation unit (MVU) for the Learjet 85’s pressure vessel. It was built by the Learjet 85 structural design team in Montreal using production tooling, along with “strong support” from the program team based in Mexico. All primary structural components of the all-composite Learjet 85 will be made in Querétaro, Mexico.

July 13, 2010 - 11:49am

Bombardier Aerospace yesterday reached another milestone in its Learjet 85 program, having successfully built the first all-composite manufacturing validation unit (MVU) for the aircraft’s pressure vessel. It was built by the Learjet 85 structural design team in Montreal using production tooling, along with “strong support” from the program team based in Mexico.

May 26, 2010 - 9:17am

General aviation deliveries experienced an overall drop in the first quarter from the same period last year, according to numbers released last month by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, but the decline was not as severe as that seen between 2008 and 2009, adding fuel to the speculation that the industry may have weathered the worst of the recent downturn.

March 31, 2010 - 6:32am

While a year ago it seemed as if buyers were beginning to emerge from harsh winter hibernation, in fact inventory was still a few months away from reaching its all-time peak. At the same juncture this year, we find inventory a couple of hundred aircraft below its 12-month moving average, yet still a couple of hundred above the pre-Lehman collapse figure.

March 31, 2010 - 4:59am

Stevens Aviation last month said it has gained an STC for installation of Honeywell’s runway awareness and advisory system (Raas) in the Learjet 60, adding another element to a major cockpit and cabin upgrade program for the model. The Raas software is part of the airplane’s enhanced ground proximity warning system.

 
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