Bombardier Learjet 60 XR Enters Service

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Bombardier this week marked the entry into service of its midsize Learjet 60 XR business jet with an employee delivery ceremony at the Learjet manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kan. Cloud Nine Aviation, of Los Angeles, Calif., operates the newest addition to Bombardier's stable. The 60 XR features a Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite with four 8-inch by 10-inch high-resolution liquid crystal display adaptive flight screens plus an integrated flight information system providing electronic approach plates and airport diagrams as standard equipment. "We are delighted to celebrate this first entry into service and look forward to giving our customers the opportunity to fully experience this fantastic new jet," said Mike Fahey, vice-president, Learjet sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The Learjet 60 XR jet combines unparalleled performance and low operating costs with new technology and enhanced comfort. Our customers are sure to love this new aircraft as much as it popular predecessor."

The Learjet 60 XR retains the 60-series' stand-up cabin but redesigns the interior with five available floor plans, a larger galley and lavatory, and a new cabin-management system with ports for laptops, MP3 players and other audio/video equipment. Also, LED lighting is featured throughout the cabin. The Learjet 60 XR is certified to FL510 and is capable of high-speed cruise at Mach 0.81. A typically equipped Learjet 60 XR will set back its owner approximately $13.3 million.