Learjet 85 on Track for 2013 Deliveries

Business Jet Traveler » October 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 5:00am

Bombardier says it is on pace to deliver its Learjet 85 model beginning in 2013. The manufacturer reports orders for nearly 60 of the $17.2 million (2008 dollars) aircraft, which are expected to become the first certified all-composite Part 25 business jets. Meanwhile, the company has confirmed that ExecuJet Aviation no longer holds exclusive sales representation for new Bombardier Challenger, Learjet and Global series business airplanes.

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