General Aviation Bombardier Learjet 75 Liberty enters service
Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has announced, that its latest business jet, the Learjet 75, has entered service.
The Learjet 75 Liberty, Bombardiers most accessible business jet, has officially celebrated its Entry Into Service (EIS). Long-time Learjet operator Alex Lyon & Son has become the first customer to use the aircraft on operations throughout the United States and abroad.
Bombardier held its first ever virtual customer event to announce the entry into service of the aircraft. This of course is due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions in place. Over the past weeks, Bombardier has offered customers to personally receive visit of its business jets to help possible customers in their aircraft choice.
Regarding the Learjet 75 Liberty, Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, New Aircraft, Bombardier Business Aircraft commented: “The Learjet 75 Liberty is a value-added business tool for those seeking a safer and more efficient travel option [...] This achievement would not have been possible without our highly skilled team members in Wichita, who are incredibly proud to be delivering the best Learjet yet.”
Jack Lyon, President and CEO of Alex Lyon & Son, added: “Over the past 20 years, Learjet aircraft and Bombardier’s support teams have given me a 99.9% dispatch reliability rate. And thanks to the speed of a Learjet, a late departure doesn’t prevent us from arriving on time, which has helped me run my business more efficiently [...] We appreciate the speed, range and reliability of these aircraft, and we’re proud to become the owners of the first Learjet 75 Liberty.”
Back in July 2019, Bombardier first announced the introduction of a new version of its popular Learjet 75 aircraft. The “Liberty” offers new technologies on board and a better overall operational performance.
The aircraft is capable of flying up to 2,080 nautical miles and could connect Las Vegas with New York, Seattle with Washington or Mexico City with San Francisco without the need of refuelling on the way.
On Board, up to six passengers can be accommodated. The cabin features the only Executive Suite, where passengers will be experiencing a legroom of 89 centimetres. Also, customers have the possibility to change the seat arrangement to an eight-seat configuration.
Launch customer Alex Lyon & Son Sales Managers and Auctioneers Inc. is one of the largest privately held auction company and sales manager in the world. The family-owned business is located in Bridgeport, N.Y., but has offices and conducts business in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America.
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