Flexjet and Bombardier Unveil New Learjet 85 Aircraft Mock-Up in New York
-- Bombardier's fractional launch customer, Flexjet, showcases new aircraft
model at exclusive Manhattan event
-- Guests to interact with an aircraft that is set to revolutionize the
industry and enjoy experiences provided by select luxury partners
DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2012
DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.flexjet.com/learjet85tour) –
Flexjet, the first fractional jet ownership company to offer shares on the
all-new Learjet 85 aircraft, and business aircraft manufacturer Bombardier,
will be in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, as part of an 11-city U.S.
tour offering the opportunity to experience firsthand the aircraft that is
poised to revolutionize the industry. Event partners Rolls-Royce and
Chocolatier Emanuel Andren – along with distinguished winemakers from
Blackbird Vineyards, Cardinale, Freemark Abbey and Joseph Phelps Vineyards –
will be onsite offering interactive experiences and expert tasting sessions
for an unforgettable evening of style, luxury and performance.
Attendees are invited to take an exclusive tour of the Learjet 85 aircraft –
the first FAR Part 25 certified business jet built primarily from composite
materials – and see first-hand the latest advances in aerodynamics, structures
and efficiency that are ushering in a new benchmark in performance.
Rolls-Royce's Phantom and Ghost automobiles will be available for test drives
throughout the evening, while famed chocolate artist Emanuel Andren will share
his latest creations paired with the finest wines.
"Anticipation for the Learjet 85 has been building since the program launch
back in 2007," said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. "With delivery scheduled
for 2013, we've brought the Learjet 85 aircraft model, and some of our finest
partners, to New York 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 cockpit, we are relishing the opportunity to brightly
shine the spotlight on the Learjet 85."
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 will feature 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 is capable
ofaccommodatingeightpassengersina traditional double-clubseating
arrangement, with approximately 30 inches (76.2 cm) 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 3,000nm
(5,556km)* making the Learjet 85 business jet the fastest and most efficient
in its class.
The addition of the Learjet 85 aircraft means Flexjet owners will continue to
have access to some of the most technologically advanced and youngest business
jets in the industry, averaging approximately five years of age.
For more information and to learn about pricing options, please call
888-503-8854 or visit www.flexjet.com/learjet85tour.
Richardson, TX-based Flexjet—a division of Bombardier, the world's largest
business aviation manufacturer—first entered the fractional jet ownership
market in 1995. Flexjet now offers whole aircraft ownership and management,
fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage services. Flexjet's
fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as
achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation's Industry Audit Standard, and
Flexjet is the first and only company to be honored with its 13^th FAA Diamond
Award for Excellence. Flexjet's fractional program fields an exclusive family
of Bombardier business aircraft—the youngest in the fractional jet industry
with an average age of approximately five years—including the Learjet 40 XR,
Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business
jets. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit
Flexjet has an approved fractional ownership program pursuant 14 C.F.R. Part
91, Subpart K, and manages flights for individual aircraft owners under Part
91 whole aircraft management program. All other flights (e.g. Flexjet 25 jet
card program, charter brokerage program, etc.) are provided by certificated
air carriers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, as Flexjet is
not an air carrier.
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking
far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by
answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable
transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our
employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability
World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011,
we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at
bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card Program is operated under Part 135 by Jet Solutions,
LLC, a U.S. air carrier. Flexjet acts as an agent for Jet Solutions, LLC, in
connection with the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program. Flexjet acts as an agent for
the customer with on-demand charter broker services when arranging
transportation operated under Part 135 by U.S. air carriers.
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that have made the marquee an enduring icon all over the world. Rolls-Royce
represents the pinnacle in luxury automobiles. Each vehicle is hand-made at
the company's plant in England at the Goodwood estate to the exact
specifications of each customer. In showrooms this Fall, marks the first
significant improvements to the Phantom since 2003 and features several
technological upgrades intended to improve the timeless appeal, performance
and efficiency of the car. For more information, please visit our PressClub:
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