Bombardier Aerospace today announced the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted approval for the new Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite in the Learjet 60 XR business jet on September 27, 2007. This approval follows Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification granted on September 28, 2006.
“This marks another exciting milestone for the Learjet 60 XR jet,” said Mike Kanaley, vice-president and general manager, Learjet, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Our North American customers have already begun to experience the superior comfort and performance of the Learjet 60 XR, and we’re thrilled that European operators can now experience this great new aircraft as well.”
In service since July 27, 2007, the Learjet 60 XR aircraft combines the extraordinary value and high-speed performance of its predecessor, the Learjet 60 aircraft, with a state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and a completely redesigned cabin.
The Pro Line 21 avionics suite features the latest flight deck design, human factors concepts and system technology, equipping pilots with immediate, intuitive access to vital flight information. The totally redesigned interior features five available floorplans, a larger galley,
a brighter and more spacious lavatory, a new cabin management system with three-inch (7.6-cm) LCD control modules and ports for laptops, MP3 players and other audio/video equipment. In addition, LED lighting is featured throughout the cabin.
Learjet is the first name in corporate aviation. Since acquiring Learjet in 1990, Bombardier has carried forward the brand’s proud legacy by launching seven high-performance and fuel-efficient Learjet aircraft, the most recent being the midsize Learjet 60 XR. The 2007 list price of a typically equipped Learjet 60 XR business jet is approximately $13.5 million U.S*.
About BombardierA world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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