In a transaction valued at around US$69m, based on 2019 list prices, Bombardier has sold five Learjet 75 light jets to an undisclosed customer. Earlier in 2019, the global Learjet fleet passed 25 million flight hours since the first of the family entered service in 1964.
“The ultimate business tools, Learjet 75 aircraft feature industry-leading performance and help drive direct bottom line results,” said Peter Likoray, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Reliability and longevity are just two of the reasons customers among Fortune 500 companies continue to choose Learjet aircraft for productivity gains. With its bevy of recent enhancements, the Learjet 75 aircraft is a superior business jet offering in terms of size, performance and reliability, all at highly competitive operating costs.”
Recent investments in the light business jet include the recently released Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade, which is offered as forward-fit and retrofit for in-service Learjet aircraft. Bombardier also recently announced an extension of the intervals between recurring major powerplant inspections on the Learjet 75 – from 3,000 to 3,500 engine hours.
The Learjet 75 features an eight-seat double-club configuration, a flat floor throughout the cabin and a pocket door designed to reduce noise levels.
Since acquiring Learjet in 1990, Bombardier has introduced eight new models, including the Learjet 75, which entered service in 2013.