4 APRIL 2022


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Article from BTNews 4 APRIL 2022

Last Learjet

The name Learjet is synonymous with business jets. 

Over 3,000 have been built at the company’s Wichita plant since the first 6/8-seat Learjet 23 flew 7 October 1963.  Current owner of the brand, Canada’s Bombardier Corporation, has stopped production.

In the UK, the then CSE Aviation was the distributor, the Oxford Airport (Kidlington) company at the time acting for Piper and Embraer, securing a contract to supply the Tucano for RAF training.

In 1990, Canadian company Bombardier Aerospace purchased the Learjet Corporation. The aircraft were then marketed as the "Bombardier Learjet Family".  On 10 October 1990, the Learjet 60 mid-sized aircraft had its first flight, followed on 7 October 1995 by the Learjet 45.

The final Learjet of the production line is a model 75 for Northern Jet, a Michigan-based company who own and manage a fleet of 23 light, super-midsize, and large-cabin jets, 16 of which are Learjets.  The Learjet 75 will be delivered from the factory to an unnamed client of Northern Jet, who will be managing and operating the aircraft.


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