The two manufacturers are ending their U.S. tour giving attendees the chance to tour the aircraft.
Flexjet, the first fractional jet ownership company to offer shares on the all-new Learjet 85 aircraft, and aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, are ending their 11 city tour, offering people the chance to experience the aircraft firsthand, in Dallas, TX.
Attendees toured the Learjet 85 aircraft – the first FAR Part 25 certified business jet built primarily from composite materials – and saw the latest advances in aerodynamics, structures, and efficiency.
"Anticipation for the Learjet 85 has been building since the program launch back in 2007," says Deanna White, president, Flexjet. "With delivery scheduled for 2013, we've brought the Learjet 85 aircraft model, and some of our finest partners, to Dallas so our owners can truly experience the world of possibilities that will open up to them with the Learjet 85's class-leading innovations. Featuring the latest in cabin technologies, and the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck, we are relishing the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the Learjet 85 aircraft."
An industry first, the primarily composite structures of the Learjet 85 aircraft enhance passenger comfort through the use of complex curves in the aircraft cross-section and thinner wall thickness to maximize cabin volume to create the largest Learjet aircraft ever designed. Responsible for not only improving performance and minimizing drag through smoother aerodynamics, the airframe made mostly of composite material requires less maintenance and is easier to repair for an extended service life. Other innovations include the aircraft's state-of-the-art Pratt & Whitney PW307B turbofan engine, the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck featuring the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite – one of the most advanced suites ever offered onboard a midsize aircraft – and an advanced entertainment and wireless Internet system.
The Learjet 85 aircraft features the company's new interior design updates, including the latest in aircraft interior design, newly designed seats, innovative storage solutions, a state-of-the-art cabin entertainment system, and groundbreaking passenger interfaces. It can accomodate eight passengers in a traditional double-club seating arrangement, with approximately 30" (76.2cm) between each seat for more room than ever when traveling on long distance flights. The aircraft offers a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82 and a transcontinental range of up to 3,000 (5,556km) making the Learjet 85 business jet the fastest and most efficient in its class.