Bombardier: New Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 Aircraft Set To 'Revolutionize' The Light Jet Segment
Bombardier Aerospace says it has redefined the light jet landscape by launching the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva Monday. The new Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft build on legendary Learjet strengths and successes while leveraging Learjet 85 aircraft technology. The jets will feature a new modern design interior, a next generation cabin management system, the Vision Flight Deck with a state-of-the-art avionics suite, superior aircraft performance and low operating costs. Entry-into-service is scheduled for the first half of 2013.
"These new jets represent the fusion of Learjet heritage, customer input and the design innovations Bombardier is renowned for throughout the industry,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With the cutting edge Vision Flight Deck, a brand new interior and superior aerodynamic efficiency and performance, the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 jets willprovide operators with a more flexible and comfortable flight experience than ever before.
The aircraft will have enhanced performance through an engine thrust increase with an improved Honeywell engine, offering improved takeoff field length performance over its predecessor. The new systems will also contribute to weight savings gain and the new canted winglets will improve aerodynamic efficiency. Overall, up to a nine per cent improvement in field performance under hot and high conditions and up to a four per cent improvement in fuel efficiency are expected.
Based on the Learjet 85 aircraft interior design and technology, the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft include: improved comfort and styling of the seats; cabin management system featuring individual touchscreen monitors with full audio and video control; LED lighting throughout the entire aircraft; a generous baggage suite and a spacious galley for optimized catering, work and storage space. The advanced connectivity options of the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft will ensure the highest levels of convenience.
The aircraft will be equipped with the Vision Flight Deck for Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft, which will feature the fully integrated Garmin G5000 digital avionics suite, designed with leading edge technology and one of the most intuitive crew interfaces available.
Upon entry into service, the company says the aircraft will be supported by a maintenance program designed to allow customers to operate to a generous 600 flight hour fixed inspection interval at Bombardier’s growing worldwide Customer Services infrastructure. In addition, direct operating costs will be reduced as a result of performance efficiency gains. (Pictured: Ralph Acs, Vice-President and General Manager, Learjet, and Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft at the launch of the new Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 jets at EBACE.)