London Air Services (LAS) has placed firm orders
with Bombardier for five Learjet 75 aircraft, valued at
approximately US$65 million, based on the 2012 list price for
typically equipped aircraft.
LAS is the first Canadian operator to
place a firm order for the new light jet.
With a maximum range of greater than 2,000 nautical
miles at cruise speeds up to Mach 0.75, the Learjet 75 aircraft
will be able to fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop
from Los Angeles to Toronto and Mumbai to Bangkok.
Additionally, it will be able to handle a range of close to 1,950
nautical miles with eight passengers.
"The Learjet 75 jet is a perfect blend of
high-technology features, modern cabin design and legendary
Learjet aircraft performance that operators are striving for,"
said Wynne Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, London
Air Services. "The new jet will be a great complement to our
existing fleet of Bombardier business aircraft."
charter service provider based in Richmond, B.C., LAS currently
has a fleet of five Learjet 45 XR aircraft, one Challenger 604
aircraft, two Challenger 605 jets and a Global 7000 business jet
arriving in 2017.
Learjet 75 aircraft will have improved performance through an
engine thrust increase with the Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines,
offering improved takeoff field length performance over its
predecessor, the Honeywell TFE731-20BR.
The new systems will also
contribute to a weight savings gain and the new canted winglets
will improve aerodynamic efficiency. Overall, Bombardier expects
up to a 9% improvement in field performance under hot and high
conditions and up to a 4% improvement in
Based on the Learjet 85
aircraft tyling and technology, the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75
aircraft include: improved comfort and styling of the seats with
full executive seating; cabin management system featuring
individual touchscreen monitors with full audio and video control;
LED lighting throughout the entire aircraft; a generous baggage
suite and a spacious galley for optimized catering, work and
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