Bombardier has added to its Learjet family with a six-seat light jet priced at US$9.9m. As standard, the Learjet 75 Liberty features a pocket door between the galley and the main cabin, for quietness and privacy. Other highlights include a flat floor throughout, a two-seat Executive Suite and Gogo ATG 4G connectivity.
Bombardier says that the Learjet 75 Liberty is certified to the FAA’s more stringent Part 25 regulations, which are applicable to commercial airliners, rather than Part 23 regulations. It expects to make the first deliveries in 2020.
“The Learjet 75 Liberty represents a step up for customers in the light jet segment, with unprecedented spaciousness and Bombardier’s renowned smooth ride,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Aviation.
The standard interior configuration consists of an entrance area featuring storage space and a galley with a drainable ice drawer and a work surface. A microwave is also available.
On the other side of the pocket door is the Executive Suite, which has two front-facing seats with 35in (89cm) of legroom and stowable ottomans. Next there is a four-seat club setup, the Club Suite, where the seats have 24in (61cm) of legroom.
All the seats feature multi-position recline and swivel, storage compartments and concealable side tables (except at the emergency exits). The side tables are 25in (64cm) in the Executive Suite and 20in (51cm) in the Club Suite. USB connectors, reading lights and sideledges featuring recessed cupholders feature throughout.
The aft lavatory benefits from natural light and features a mirror and vanity unit. Finally, there is a 15ft³ (0.4m³) inflight storage area, plus external 50ft³ (1.4m³) heated baggage compartment.
The cabin is 4ft 11in (1.5m) tall, 5ft 1in (1.56m) wide and 19ft 10in (6.04m) long, excluding cockpit and baggage compartment.
The Learjet 75 Liberty will be assembled in Wichita, Kansas. “I’m extremely proud that the Learjet 75 Liberty will be built in Wichita, where the Learjet dream first took flight,” said Tonya Sudduth, Bombardier Aviation’s vice president of operations and the Wichita site. “Our Wichita facility today has a diverse mandate supporting Bombardier’s extensive fleet of business aircraft, but to introduce the newest member of this iconic brand is of special significance to our team.”
The aircraft will feature the Bombardier Vision flight deck and the recently announced Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade. With a range of 2,080 nautical miles, it can connect Las Vegas to New York, Seattle to Washington DC, and Mexico City to San Francisco, non-stop.