Bombardier marks major milestone with delivery of 3,000th Learjet aircraft manufactured

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Today (June 02th, 2017) Bombardier Business Aircraft and Leggett & Platt, Incorporated of Carthage, Missouri celebrated a historic milestone in business aviation – the delivery of the 3,000th Bombardier Learjet business jet manufactured. The aircraft is also the 100th Learjet 75 jet to be delivered, and the second to join Leggett & Platt’s fleet. Learjet aircraft are renowned worldwide for their sleek ramp appeal and are favored by pilots for their handling characteristics and high-performance. Learjet aircraft are certified to Part 25 airworthiness standards, the industry’s highest safety standards, applicable to transport category aircraft and commercial airliners.

Tonya Sudduth, General Manager, Learjet Programs and Wichita Site, Bombardier Business Aircraft, presented the milestone jet to Jeffrey Presslor, Director of Aviation; C.R. Mullere, Director of Maintenance; and Rick Schneider, Pilot, Leggett & Platt, at an event attended by distinguished guests, employees and media held at the Bombardier Learjet facility in Wichita, Kansas where the aircraft was assembled. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, U.S. Congressman Ron Estes, officials from the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County also joined the event.

“The 3,000th Learjet aircraft represents a very special moment in the iconic legacy of Learjet, and is a testament to the success of the product,” said Sudduth. “We are thrilled that our friends at Leggett & Platt are celebrating this important moment with us,” she added.

“We congratulate Bombardier on manufacturing the 3,000th Learjet aircraft,” said Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. “This is an impressive milestone that required the contributions of generations of Learjet workers and reflects the resilience of a location that not only manufactures Learjet aircraft, but also performs flight testing for new aircraft as well as after-market services for aircraft post-delivery. We value Bombardier and appreciate the company’s long-term commitment to Kansas.”

“Today is an exciting day in Bombardier Learjet history,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are pleased that Leggett & Platt have chosen to welcome this milestone aircraft to their fleet to support the needs of their diversified business. The Learjet 75 business jet is valued worldwide for its innovative technology, smooth ride, superior cabin experience and legendary performance, and continues to set the benchmark in private aviation.”

“Leggett & Platt pioneered sleep technology, introducing its first bedspring more than 125 years ago. Today, as a diversified manufacturer of an array of products, we are proud to operate and serve a broad suite of customers worldwide. The Learjet 75 aircraft offers an indispensable productivity tool to help us keep pace with the complexity and cadence of our operations,” said Jeffrey Presslor, Director of Aviation, Leggett & Platt. “We are delighted to be part of this important moment in Learjet history, and congratulate Bombardier on this historic milestone.”

Founded in 1883, Leggett & Platt is a diversified manufacturer (and member of the S&P 500) that conceives, designs, and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products that can be found in most homes, automobiles, and offices. The company spans 17 business units, 21,000 employee-partners and 130 facilities located in 19 countries. Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. producer of bedding components, automotive seat support and lumbar systems, components for home furniture and work furniture, adjustable beds, carpet cushion, high-carbon drawn steel wire, and bedding industry machinery.

Learjet aircraft are assembled at Bombardier Business Aircraft’s multifaceted facility in Wichita, Kansas. The visionary Learjet lineage began over 50 years ago with the introduction of the first-ever business jet, the Learjet 23 aircraft. Bombardier acquired Learjet in 1990, introducing the Learjet 45 aircraft in 1997, the first new clean sheet design since the Learjet 23 business jet. Today, the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 business jets, derived from the Learjet 40 XR and Learjet 45 XR aircraft, continue to set the standard in the light category.

The Wichita site is also the location of one of nine Bombardier Service Centers worldwide, and is equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, interior mods, avionics installations and provide AOG support for Bombardier’s complete family of business aircraft, including Learjet, Challenger and Global jets. The facility is also home to Bombardier’s world-class Flight Test Centre, which is active with the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program, having recently welcomed the third Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle.

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Bombardier launches new interior on Learjet 75 Business Jet with quietest cabin and increased comfort

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Courtesy: Bombardier.

Bombardier today introduced a new level of passenger comfort in the Light jet category with the introduction of a Learjet 75 aircraft featuring an innovative pocket door design. The pocket door divides the cabin from the cockpit and galley area and reduces noise levels inside the cabin by up to eight decibels*, while creating a distinct private living space for passengers. The aircraft has received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA and the first of its type will be showcased throughout the EBACE convention.

“The Learjet 75 business jet is already valued for its comfortable interior and its ability to fly further and faster than its nearest competitor. The pocket door option adds an extra dimension of comfort previously found only on larger jets. This feature allows customers to take full advantage of the Learjet 75 aircraft’s impressive speed and range in even greater comfort than before,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Learjet name is synonymous with pioneering spirit and pace-setting innovation, and we at Bombardier are continuing to build on this legacy to ensure an exciting and forward-focused future for Learjet aircraft.”

The Learjet 75 aircraft comes equipped with an advanced, luxurious and longest cabin in its class. With its large cross-section and unique flat floor design, the aircraft can be configured to seat either six or eight passengers comfortably, with the most seated headroom, best ease of mobility and greatest legroom of any competitor in the Light jet category.

Learjet 75 aircraft passengers have access to their own USB outlet and 7” pop-up monitor connected to the media center, which can play different movies or music to each seat.

Bombardier remains strongly committed to the success of the Learjet family. Since acquiring the Learjet Corporation in 1990, Bombardier has revitalized both the brand and the product line, bringing to market no less than nine new models.

The Learjet 70 and the Learjet 75 aircraft are the pillars of Bombardier’s industry-leading business aircraft portfolio. In February 2016, Bombardier marked yet another high point in the proud history of its iconic Learjet brand with the delivery of its 75th Learjet 75 business jet. The milestone was reached slightly more than two years after the aircraft entered service.

In April 2016, Bombardier appointed industry veteran Mike Fahey to lead a new sales team dedicated to Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft worldwide.

*: Under certain operating conditions.

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Bombardier se destaca na LABACE 2015 com a apresentação de suas principais aeronaves

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Cortesia: Bombardier.

A Bombardier é uma corporação de um grupo de empresas do Canadá. A empresa é sediada em Montreal, Quebec. Ela atua no ramo de produção de vagões ferroviários, aviões regionais e executivos.

Annie Cossette - Diretora de Marketing e Relações Públicas de Aviões Executivos da Bombardier

Annie Cossette- Diretora de Marketing e Relações Públicas de Aviões Executivos da Bombardier

Para Annie Cossette, Diretora de Marketing e Relações Públicas de Aviões Executivos da Bombardier, “a LABACE é sempre um evento muito bom e uma oportunidade para nós virmos e apresentarmos nossos produtos e atender futuros clientes, mas também atender o cliente que atualmente temos aqui no Brasil e continuar a discussão com os clientes que estão negociando atualmente conosco, por isso estamos sempre muito feliz de virmos aqui. Mesmo atualmente como sabemos que existem alguns desafios econômicos aqui no Brasil, mas há ainda muita atividade aqui neste mercado, por isso temos muitos clientes interessados em nossos produtos e estamos tendo uma discussão com um número de clientes. O Brasil é sempre um mercado chave para nós na América Latina, Brasil e México são dois países importantes para nós na América Latina, é um mercado muito maduro, com uma longa história na aviação.”

Durante a LABACE 2015, a Bombardier apresentou três aeronaves:

  • Learjet 75
  • Challenger 350
  • Global 6000

Learjet 75

O Learjet 75 cria uma excelente experiência de voo, combinando conforto com tecnologia de ponta e capacidades de conexão em toda a cockpit e cabine. A aeronave voa mais rápido e mais longe, com todos os passageiros e capacidade de combustível no máximo do que o seu concorrente mais próximo. A cabine comporta de seis a oito pessoas e apresenta a melhor facilidade de mobilidade, espaço para as pernas e altura.

Voando em altitudes mais elevadas, acima do tráfego e mau tempo, a aeronave permite alcançar destinos mais rápido e eficientemente. Certificada para operar em até 51 mil pés, o Learjet 75 tem um alcance de 3.778 quilômetros, e pode voar 370 quilômetros a mais com oito passageiros e tranque de combustível completo do que seus mais próximos competidores. Além disso, o avião possui freios de carbono superiores que permitem o acesso a pistas mais curtas.

A cabine conta com o mais avançado e melhor sistema de gerenciamento de cabine, com monitores de alta definição, alto-falantes laterais integrados e seis monitores touch-screen. O resultado é o melhor e mais amplo entretenimento e experiência de conectividade de sua categoria.

O flight deck Vision da Bombardier conta com três monitores widescreen e tecnologias touch-screen de comando, que proporcionam uma situação superior e reduz a carga de trabalho do piloto. Uma suíte de aviônicos mais avançada, equipada com tecnologia avançada como a Visão Sintética cria uma nova experiência da cockpit e proporciona ao piloto mais conforto e controle.

Especificações Técnicas:


3.778 quilômetros

Altura 4.30 metros
Altura da cabine 1.50 metros
Capacidade Máxima Até 11 pessoas
Comprimento 17.70 metros
Comprimento da cabine 6.04 metros
Motor Honeywell TFE731-40BR (x2)
Peso máximo para decolagem 9.752 quilos

Challenger 350

Derivado do Challenger 300, a aeronave define um novo padrão de desempenho em sua classe. O Challenger 350 possui um alcance de 5.926 quilômetros, sendo capaz de decolar com a capacidade máxima de passageiros e combustível. Não só apresentando as últimas novidades de tecnologia aviônica, a aeronave também oferece a cabine mais avançada do segmento, maximizando o aproveitamento da luz natural e redefinindo a interface entre o passageiro e o avião. Com as pontas das asas inclinadas, em combinação com um motor de maior empuxo e eficiência, proporciona à aeronave um melhor desempenho, e custos operacionais mais baixos que de seus concorrentes.

Com seus novos recém derivados motores oferecendo maior potência e menos emissões, o Challenger 350 agora tem o tempo de subida mais rápido da aviação executiva. Além disso, o avião é capaz de subir diretamente para a altitude de 43 mil pés, economizando combustível e evitando o tráfego e mau tempo.

A aeronave também apresenta uma performance capaz de operar em pistas curtas. O Challenger 350 leva os executivos mais rápido e mais perto do seu destino, garantindo um acesso fácil às mais desafiadoras pistas.

Oferecendo a melhor tecnologia disponível na aviação executiva, o flight deck desta aeronave é extremamente versátil. As tecnologias selecionadas para esta aeronave combinam o suporte que o Challenger 350 promete para os pilotos e seus passageiros. Assim, a experiência nesta aeronave supera todas as expectativas.

Especificações Técnicas:

Alcance 5.926 quilômetros
Altura 6.10 metros
Altura da cabine 1.85 metros
Capacidade Máxima Até 11 pessoas
Comprimento 20.90 metros
Comprimento da cabine 7.68 metros
Motor Honeywell HTF7350 (x2)
Peso máximo para decolagem 18.416 quilos
Teto máximo 45.000 pés
Velocidade de cruzeiro 470 nós
Wingspan 21.00 metros

Global 6000

Sendo um jato de ultralongo alcance intercontinental, o Global 6000 conhecido anteriormente como Global XRS Express possui a maior cabine da categoria, oferecendo mais espaço do que o seu concorrente mais próximo.

Apresentando um nível sem precedentes de controle e conforto aos pilotos, nenhuma outra aeronave do segmento tem a mesma capacidade de alta velocidade. Oferecendo o máximo em conforto, pode ligar Porto Alegre a Roma sem escalas, com oito passageiros e com quatro tripulantes, percorrendo um total de até 6.000 milhas náuticas (11.112 km).

O Global 6000 oferece a potência para decolar dos mais desafiadores aeródromos e a performance para chegar ao seu destino antes do previsto. A largura da cabine desta aeronave proporciona um projeto de três zonas totalmente flexível, um foco único e exclusivo nos detalhes do comprimento do assento. Além disso, o Global 6000 possui uma cabine otimizada no que diz a respeito da humidade, um ambiente incomparavelmente tranquilo durante o voo. Espaçoso e luxuoso, sua cabine é mais confortável que os melhores hotéis do mundo.

A cockpit do Global 6000 apresenta a melhor experiência de voo na indústria, e está equipada com tecnologias que os concorrentes só oferecem como um opcional. O avião é para pilotos e passageiros uma visão do futuro, com produtividade e comunicação de ponta.

Especificações Técnicas:

Alcance 11.112 quilômetros
Altura 7.80 metros
Altura da cabine 1.88 metros
Capacidade Máxima  Até 15 pessoas
Comprimento 30.30 metros
Comprimento da cabine 13.18 metros
Motor Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 (x2)
Peso máximo para decolagem 45.132 quilos
Teto máximo 51.000 pés
Velocidade de cruzeiro 504 nós
Wingspan 28.07 metros

ATR e HondaJet são as grandes novidades da LABACE 2015

Cortesia: ABAG.

Cortesia: ABAG.

A LABACE (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition) deste ano, que acontece no Aeroporto de Congonhas, em São Paulo, de 11 a 13 de agosto, traz boas novidades para o mercado de aviação executiva. Além dos grandes players do setor, duas aeronaves novas estarão expostas: o novíssimo HondaJet e um ATR adaptado para a aviação executiva.

O HondaJet será trazido pela Líder Aviação, empresa escolhida pela divisão de aviação da companhia japonesa para representar a marca no Brasil. O ATR, muito conhecido na aviação regular por integrar a frota da TRIP e posteriormente da Azul, virá na versão executiva, a nova aposta do fabricante.

Para este ano, a expectativa é que 190 marcas presentes e algo em torno de 68 aeronaves expostas. São confirmadas as presenças das principais empresas do setor, tais Líder Aviação, Pilatus, JP Martins, Bell e TAM Aviação Executiva.

Para se ter uma ideia, a Gulfstream também já carimbou sua participação na feira e trará os consagrados G280, G550 e o G650. Já a Bombardier, também confirmada para LABACE 2015, virá com os modelos Lierjet 75, os Challengers 350 e 650, e o Global 6000. A Pilatus, pela primeira vez, trará seu moderno modelo a jato, o PC 24.

Já na parte interna da feira, onde ficam os estandes das companhias que dão suporte ao setor, as novidades são empresas como Bendix King, de aviônicos, incluindo sistema de internet a bordo, painel de áudio entre outros acessórios, Jet Centre Curaçao, com hangares, SandHills, especializada em reparos de aviônicos, entre outras.

A Labace já se consolidou como a maior feira da América Latina de aviação executiva. Na edição 2014, foram de 68 aeronaves e cerca de 170 marcas da indústria global da aviação executiva expostas. Ao longo dos três dias, com 14 mil visitantes, gerou milhões de reais em negócios, concretizados durante o evento ou nos meses seguintes.

O Brasil tem hoje a segunda maior frota do mundo de aviação geral, ficando atrás apenas dos Estados Unidos, e o país tem chamado cada vez mais a atenção da indústria global com o crescimento expressivo da frota ano após ano, em média de 6%.

Fonte: ABAG.

Bombardier delivers first Learjet 75 aircraft to be operated out of Poland

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Courtesy: Bombardier.

Bombardier, one of the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturers, announced that it has delivered its first Learjet 75 aircraft to an undisclosed customer based in Poland following certification by the authorities of the country’s Civil Aviation Authority.

“Learjet has a heritage than spans more than 50 years and remains a standard for high-performing business jets,” said Valeria Kolyuchaya, Regional Vice President, Sales, Eastern Europe, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are confident the Learjet 75 aircraft will provide customers in Poland with an experience that exceeds all expectations.”

Learjet 75 Aircraft

The Learjet 75 aircraft offers improved comfort and styling of the seats; a 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 to optimize catering, work and storage space. With a maximum range greater than 2,000 nm (3,704 km) at cruise speeds up to Mach 0.76*, the Learjet 75 aircraft can fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop* from Warsaw to Lisbon and Munich to Cairo. Additionally, its powerful engines and new winglet design allow it to carry eight passengers with full fuel.*

*: Under certain operating conditions.

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Bombardier Learjet Delivers First EASA-registered Learjet 75 Aircraft to Groupe Roullier

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Courtesy: Bombardier.

Bombardier, the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturer, celebrated today the delivery of the first EASA-registered Learjet 75 aircraft to the Roullier Group, a company based in France. The aircraft was delivered during a special ceremony at Bombardier’s facility in Wichita, Kansas and will be operated out of France.

The Learjet 75 aircraft, along with the Learjet 70 aircraft, received full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on September 12.

“We are delighted to see the first Learjet 75 aircraft enter into service in Europe, and we are confident that its performance and efficiency, combined with its completely new interior, will allow the Roullier Group to optimize their business missions”, said Simon Burrows, Regional Vice President, Sales, Western Europe, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

“It is a great milestone for us to introduce this aircraft in Europe, which remains the second largest market for business jets. The region currently represents 12% of the worldwide installed base and is expected to receive 3,575 unit deliveries by 2033,” he added.

Established in France in 1959, the Roullier Group is a family-owned group. With over 7,000 employees in 46 countries, the Roullier Group owns a portfolio of companies and brands that are synonymous with quality and thoroughness enabling earth and man to produce the best.

Learjet 75 aircraft: The Learjet 75 aircraft offers 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 to optimize catering, work and storage space. With a maximum range greater than 2,000 nautical miles at cruise speeds up to Mach 0.81, the Learjet 75 aircraft will be able to fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop from Paris to Cairo and Madrid to Moscow.* Additionally, its powerful engines and new winglet design allow it to carry eight passengers with full fuel.*

*:Under certain operating conditions.

Source: Bombardier.

EASA Certification Granted to Bombardier’s Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 Jets

Learjet 75 / Courtesy: Bombardier.

Learjet 75 / Courtesy: Bombardier.

Bombardier, the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturer, announced today that the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft have received full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

“Since their entry-into-service last December, our Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft have received strong interest from our customers,” said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The performance and efficiency of both aircraft, combined with their completely new interior, clearly position them as leaders within the light category.”


The aircraft have enhanced performance through an engine thrust increase with an improved Honeywell engine, offering superior takeoff field length performance over their predecessors. The new avionic system contributes to achieving weight savings and the new canted winglets improve aerodynamic efficiency. Overall, both aircraft provide 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.*


The new interiors of the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft include improved comfort and styling of the seats, a spacious galley for optimized catering, work and storage space and a generous baggage suite. In both aircraft, the cabin management system features individual touchscreen monitors with full audio and video control. The advanced connectivity options of the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft ensure the highest levels of convenience.

Bombardier Vision Flight Deck

A breakthrough in business aviation, the Bombardier Vision flight deck is designed to deliver a completely new cockpit experience. By combining the best in technological advancements with superior design aesthetics, it provides pilots flying Bombardier’s Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft with an unprecedented level of control and comfort. The Bombardier Vision flight deck for Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft features the fully integrated Garmin G5000 digital avionics suite, designed with leading edge technology and one of the most intuitive crew interfaces available.

Customer Support Network 

Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft customers will be able to count on a full range of 24/7 support around the world. Bombardier’s extensive European support network is anchored by a Regional Support Office in Farnborough, UK, a Parts Distribution Hub in Frankfurt, Germany and a Service Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In preparation for a smooth entry-into-service, Bombardier has reconfigured a Level D full-flight simulator at its aircraft training centre in Dallas, Texas. Customer Services staff deployed throughout its worldwide network of Service Centres, Parts Depots and Regional Support Offices will also be ready to support upcoming entry-into-service activities including spare parts deployments, as well as updated information on the Customer Information Centre (CIC) website and the SmartFix Plus online troubleshooting tool.

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