Topeka, Kan. – Bombardier has announced the new Learjet 75 Liberty, the newest light jet in the lineup of Learjet platforms developed and manufactured in Kansas.
Learjet aircraft are assembled in Wichita at Bombardier’s Wichita site.
“It’s great to hear news of Bombardier’s plans for the new Learjet, and all the more exciting to know the aircraft will be assembled in Wichita,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Aviation is a major driver in the Kansas economy, with much credit due to a well-trained, skilled workforce. We set out to help drive economic growth in the Air Capital of the World, and Bombardier’s plans for the new Learjet 75 Liberty fit that objective.”
According to Bombardier, passengers who step into the six-seat Learjet 75 Liberty will have the freedom to stretch out in the only Executive Suite in the light jet category, aboard a stunning cabin that delivers the quietest and smoothest ride.
The Learjet 75 Liberty will be offered at a list price of $9.9 million U.S., with first deliveries expected in 2020.
“This is an exciting announcement for our friends at Bombardier, for Wichita and for the entire state of Kansas,” Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “When it comes to aviation, Kansas is on the cutting edge. We are so proud of our unparalleled presence in the industry, and the Learjet 75 Liberty is the latest step forward for a state that sets the standard in progress and innovation for aerospace logistics and technology.”
The Learjet 75 Liberty offers better performance at the same operating costs as competitor aircraft. The Learjet 75 Liberty is the fastest aircraft in the light jet segment and has a greater reach than the competition.
The aircraft is certified to the FAA’s more stringent Part 25 regulations, applicable to commercial airliners, unlike most competitors in the light jet category that are certified to Part 23 regulations.
“I’m extremely proud that the Learjet 75 Liberty will be built in Wichita, where the Learjet dream first took flight,” said Tonya Sudduth, Vice President of Operations and Wichita Site, Bombardier Aviation. “Our Wichita facility today has a diverse mandate supporting Bombardier’s extensive fleet of business aircraft, but to introduce the newest member of this iconic brand is of special significance to our team.”
Learjet aircraft are preferred by pilots for their impressive handling characteristics and outstanding performance. The Learjet 75 Liberty will feature the advanced Bombardier Vision flight deck and include the recently announced Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade.
With over 68,000 employees, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Bombardier’s products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries as well as a broad portfolio of products and services for the business aviation, commercial aviation and rail transportation markets. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or on Twitter @Bombardier.
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