Bombardier’s Learjet 75 Liberty Business Jet Enters Service
Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has just announced the entry into service of its latest business jet, the Learjet 75 Liberty. The British auction company Alex Lyon & Son, a very loyal Learjet operator, becomes the first customer.
The Learjet 75 Liberty, the Result of a Major Restructuring
Bombardier launched in 2015 a major structural reorganization of 5 years to deal with the crisis it was going through. After selling to Airbus in 2018 its CSeries medium-haul program (renamed A220), and its CRJ regional aircraft program to Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in 2019, the Canadian group wanted to focus on business aviation and rail transport.
It is in this context that the aircraft manufacturer announced in July 2019 the launch of a new light private jet, the Learjet 75 Liberty. Bombardier wishes to relaunch its historic bestseller by modernizing it. This iconic private jet launched business aviation in the United States in the 1960s.
A light Private Jet designed for Comfort
The new Learjet 75 Liberty redefines the iconic Learjet brand by offering the first-ever executive suite in the light private jet segment. This suite can accommodate 6 passengers and everything has been thought of for their comfort.
They can stretch freely thanks to an exceptional 89 cm (3 feet) legroom. They can place their feet on stowable ottomans. Furthermore, storage compartments are also accessible in the seats.
Business executives will appreciate the 64 cm (25 inch) concealable side tables, power outlets, USB connectors and reading lights. Bombardier also offers optional high-speed Internet connectivity to allow passengers to browse the Internet, for entertainment or to conduct video conferences.
The Canadian aircraft manufacturer has reproduced the legendary calm of the cabins of its long-haul private jets, such as the Global 7500. It has reworked the cabin walls and installed a door between the cockpit and the cabin to guarantee silent flights. An advanced wing design and best-in-class wing loading provide the smoothest ride in the light jet category.
Lavatory is available at the rear of the cabin. It benefits from large mirror, a vanity with available sink and faucet, as well as two windows that allow passengers to benefit from natural light.
Bombardier wanted the Learjet 75 Liberty to be a comfortable but also an economical solution. For the same operating costs as competitive light private jets, the Liberty flies farther, faster, and with a higher payload.
Two Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines provide a take-off thrust of 3850 lbt (17 kN). The Learjet 75 Liberty can fly up to 464 kts (mach 0.81) when cruising and has an exceptional range of 2,080 nautical miles. From Warsaw, Poland, it can connect all the cities of Europe, including Iceland, North Africa and Russia.
The Learjet 75 Liberty becomes the fastest and longest range light private jet in the light business jet segment.
Safety as a Priority
The Learjet 75 Liberty is equipped with the Bombardier Vision flight deck. A Garmin G5000 avionics suite, three 35.6 cm high-resolution displays, Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and integrated triple FMS with graphical flight planning reduce pilot workload and improve flight safety.
This new business jet is also part. 25 certified, the highest safety standard applicable to airliners. It has many features that its competitors do not. The main landing gear has two wheels. The engines have thrust reversers to brake faster when landing. The Learjet 75 Liberty has also passed unique tests to withstand impacts with large birds and for operations in icing environments.