Learjet 85 Unveiled at Intrepid Museum in New York City

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Learjet 85 Unveiled at Intrepid Museum in New York City Photo Credit:  Jason Tinacci
Learjet 85 Unveiled at Intrepid Museum in New York City Photo Credit: Jason Tinacci
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 4:30pm

Flexjet and Bombardier showcased the new Learjet 85 aircraft at an invitation-only event at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City on October 3. The event was the eighth stop on an 11-city tour across the United States that is being held in conjunction with Rolls-Royce and other luxury lifestyle partners. Guests were able to step inside a mockup of the Learjet 85 and were also invited to test drive the Rolls Royce Phantom and Ghost automobiles. Flexjet is the aircraft's first fractional-jet-ownership customer, with deliveries scheduled for 2013, the same year Learjet will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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