Learjet 75 Liberty
Bombardier's Learjet 75 Liberty was announced in July 2019. (Image: Bombardier)

Bombardier's Learjet 75 Liberty Enters Service

Auctioneering firm Alex Lyon & Son has taken delivery of the first copy of the upgraded light twinjet.

More than 15 months after Bombardier announced an upgrade to the Learjet 75, auctioneering firm and long-time Learjet operator Alex Lyon & Son has taken delivery of the first Learjet 75 Liberty.

The Liberty has two fewer seats in the forward cabin than its predecessor, In their place are two fold-down ottomans and fold-out tables, which create what Bombardier calls the “executive suite” for the two remaining seats in the front of the cabin, which is separated from the cockpit by a sliding pocket door. In the aft cabin, the four remaining seats are placed in a club configuration.

Bombardier Learjet 75 Liberty

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It lacks some of the original 75’s features, but it costs millions less.

The model retains its predecessor's 51,000-foot ceiling and two Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines, each with 3,850 pounds of thrust. High-speed cruise remains Mach 0.79 but range improves by 40 nautical miles, to 2,080 nautical miles, with NBAA IFR reserves. Also standard on the Liberty is the Bombardier Vision flight deck with an upgrade to the jet's Garmin G5000 avionics. Gogo ATG 4G wireless connectivity is available as an option.

“Over the past 20 years, Learjet aircraft and Bombardier’s support teams have given me a 99.9 percent dispatch reliability rate," said Alex Lyon & Son president and CEO Jack Lyon. "And thanks to the speed of a Learjet, a late departure doesn’t prevent us from arriving on time, which has helped me run my business more efficiently. We appreciate the speed, range, and reliability of these aircraft, and we’re proud to become the owners of the first Learjet 75 Liberty.”