Synergy Aerospace Orders a Learjet 85 Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace today announced that Synergy Aerospace Corp. has recently placed a firm order for a Learjet 85 aircraft.

“This order reflects the growing excitement around our new Learjet 85 program in Latin America and worldwide,” said Fabio Rebello, regional vice-president, Latin America, sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Learjet 85 jet is the latest example of how the evolving Learjet aircraft family is well-suited to respond to the changing needs of Latin American operators.”

Based in Panama, Synergy Aerospace Corp. is a sub-holding of Synergy Group and owner of OceanAir Táxi Aéreo Ltd in Brasil and PAS and Helicol in Colombia. The Learjet 85 aircraft will be operated by OceanAir’s charter service business unit and based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“We want to offer our customers the best business aircraft possible and we believe the Learjet 85 aircraft will meet and even exceed their high standards,” said José Eduardo Brandão, Sales & Marketing Director, Ocean Air.

The new Learjet 85 - redefining the midsize business jet class
Launched on October 30, 2007 the new Learjet 85 aircraft will be the first Bombardier Aerospace jet to feature an all-composite structure and will be the first all-composite structure business jet designed for type certification under U.S. Federal Aviation Administration FAR
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An extraordinary advancement in next generation flight, the Learjet 85 aircraft’s all-composite structure will allow Learjet designers to maximize cabin comfort while minimizing drag and improving performance. Designed to provide a larger, more comfortable cabin than any existing midsize aircraft, this jet will offer eight passengers a stand-up cabin built to ensure superior productivity and comfort.

Building on legendary Learjet performance
True to its legendary heritage, the Learjet 85 aircraft is set to deliver the extraordinary performance, superior technology and exceptional value Learjet aircraft owners expect. Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307B engines, the aircraft engines each boast 6,100 pounds of take-off thrust, while the low-emission combuster offers reduced environmental impact. The clean-sheet Learjet 85 aircraft targets a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82 and a transcontinental range of up to 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 km)*.

The new Learjet 85 flight deck combines advanced technology with superior design elements for a cockpit environment unlike any other midsize jet. The latest in technological advancements from Rockwell Collins – the new Pro Line Fusion avionics suite – is once again paired with superior design aesthetics from world-renowned design consultancy firm Design Q, to create the ultimate Learjet flight control environment.

Learjet is the first name in corporate aviation. Since acquiring Learjet Inc. in 1990, Bombardier Aerospace has carried forward the brand’s proud legacy by launching eight high-performance and fuel-efficient aircraft.

About Bombardier
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Note to editors
Learjet 85 long-range cruise speed of M.78 with two crew, four passengers (200 lb each) and 100 NM NBAA IFR reserves. Assumes standard BOW, sea level departure and landing, unrestricted climb, cruise and descent with zero wind and standard (ISA) conditions en route.

Statements about performance and design as stated in this document are solely based on projections and forecasts, and are subject to change without notice.

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Bombardier Business Aircraft
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