King Learjet: Bombardier carries forward the brand’s legacy
“Ride more than thou goest…” says The Fool. He’s not wrong.
On October 7th, 1963, the first Learjet aircraft soared through the sky and the business jet industry was born. Bill Lear’s vision brought the dream to life. Now, 50 years young, the world’s first family of business jets is still in the lead. Half a century since the private aviation world was turned on its head.
Since acquiring Learjet Inc. in 1990, Bombardier has carried forward the brand’s legacy by launching eight high-performance aircraft. With its clean-sheet design, the Learjet 85 aircraft will be the largest, fastest and most capable Learjet aircraft, ever. The aircraft has just completed its first flight, an enormous step in a business aircraft development program that’s about to redefine midsize jets.
The 85 gives its passengers total control and the ability to travel long distances with ease. From the layout of the main cabin to its true double-club arrangement with fully reclining seats, it seamlessly connects cities. This is fifty years of passionate leadership, and fifty years of transforming flight. Learjet at its best.