Bombardier extends Learjet aircraft engine maintenance intervals

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com January 31, 2019 15:03

Bombardier extends Learjet aircraft engine maintenance intervals

Bombardier has announced that Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft operators now benefit from lengthened intervals between recurring major powerplant inspections, which have been extended from 3,000 to 3,500 engine hours.

This interval extension directly benefits the bottom lines of operators by reducing the number of repeat inspections over the lifecycle of the engine, thereby decreasing operating costs over the lifecycle of the aircraft. This announcement comes as Bombardier’s fleet of Learjet aircraft has surpassed the 25 million flight-hour mark. The first Learjet business aircraft entered service in 1964, creating the experience and defining the industry of private flight.

“This is a significant milestone for our pace-setting Learjet aircraft family and for the industry. The Learjet platform is designed to deliver immediate returns as a business productivity tool. Reliability and longevity are two of the reasons customers among Fortune 500 companies continue to choose Learjet as the most trusted light jet platform,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

Bombardier is continuing to invest to support its in-service fleet and the Learjet family. Bombardier recently announced a comprehensive Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade, which will allow customers to optimise their routes. The upgrade will be offered as forward and retrofit for in-service Learjet aircraft.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com January 31, 2019 15:03