The FAA has certified an update to Garmin’s G5000 avionics suite for Bombardier Learjet aircraft. The upgrade will feature on all new Learjet deliveries and will be a standard feature on the Learjet 75 Liberty, which is scheduled to enter service in mid-2020. In-service Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft can benefit from a retrofit available from early 2020.
“The latest Garmin G5000 avionics suite is one of many reasons to love Learjet,” said Peter Likoray, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With a steady stream of acclaimed enhancements and the upcoming entry into service of the new Learjet 75 Liberty, Bombardier is making the world’s best light jet an irresistible choice for more operators than ever before.”
“The Learjet is an iconic symbol that is known for its performance and efficiency, and the ever-popular Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck further enhances this platform with modern features such as wireless connectivity, FANS 1/A+ and more,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing at Garmin. “We’re thrilled to work alongside Bombardier to deliver a state-of-the-art avionics suite with an advanced feature set that reduces pilot workload, improves situational awareness and gives pilots a superior inflight experience.”
Bombardier’s recent enhancements to the Learjet include a standard pocket door designed to ensure a quiet flight, as well as extended maintenance intervals. Bombardier says the Learjet 75 Liberty is generating strong market interest; and that its full-size interior mock-up has already made several appearances to overwhelmingly positive reviews.
The new Garmin G5000 avionics suite is designed to bring workload-reducing improvements including climb, cruise and descent vertical navigation, and enhanced take-off and landing performance calculations. FANS 1/A+ will be offered as an option and there will be an array of wireless connectivity features, including two-way flight plan transfers between compatible apps and avionics, available thanks to Garmin’s Flight Stream 510 solution.
The Learjet 75 Liberty is a light jet certified to the FAA’s more stringent Part 25 regulations, applicable to commercial airliners. It has a six-seat configuration and features a standard pocket door between the cockpit and the Executive Suite, retractable side tables and stowable ottomans. The aircraft has a range of 2,080 nautical miles (3,852km).