Bombardier Aerospace has received firm orders for five midsize Learjet 85 and two large cabin Challenger 605 jets from the Jet Air Flug group.
The aircraft will be operated by multiple companies from the group, for principal operation in Germany from Air Flug’s Munich base.
The total value of the order is approximately US$155 million, based on the 2010 list price for typically equipped aircraft.
“Our strategy is clear: we want to combine the world’s most advanced aircraft with the highest safety standards along with the world’s best service,” said Jet Air group chief executive Patrick Raftery.
“The Learjet 85 and Challenger 605 jets complement each other very well, offering the perfect range and cabin versatility.”
In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available.
Optional equipment includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and or darkness.
“This order further emphasizes the strength of our business aircraft product portfolio, the diversity of which is truly appreciated by our customers, who can rely on Bombardier as a total business jet and services provider,” said Bob Horner, senior vice-president for sales at Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“We are delighted to further strengthen our longstanding relationship with Jet Air.”
Launched in October 2007, the new Learjet 85 aircraft is the first Bombardier business aircraft built primarily from composite materials and the first business aircraft in the industry to have both a composite fuselage and wing.
The jet targets a 3,000 nautical mile range (5,556 km), capable of linking Munich-Lagos or Dubai-Rome non-stop.