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October 19, 2009updated Feb 08, 2013

NBAA Show Report: Bombardier Launches Learjet 60 XR Aircraft Signature Series Interiors

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it is now offering two new cabin configurations on itsLearjet 60 XR aircraft, the Signature Series Red and Signature Series Black.

The Signature Series interiors combine bold design elements with increased functionality to bring the large cabin concept to a midsize jet. Both cabins feature soft color schemes, dark wood veneers and a larger galley. New cabin options such as swift broadband capability and an espresso machine also make their debut in the new interiors.

“Bombardier is committed to investing in both its new and current product platforms to ensure that our business aircraft portfolio reflects the evolving needs of our customers,” said Steven Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Learjet 60 XR now combines unparalleled performance and low operating costs with exciting new cabin configurations.”

Both new Learjet 60 XR Signature Series aircraft are open for viewing at the Bombardier static pavilion at the Orlando Executive Airport from October 19 through 22.

In addition to launching the Signature Series interiors, Bombardier will be extending its parts and labor warranty coverage for all newly purchased Learjet 60 XR aircraft models from two years to five years for vendor-supplied parts (excluding engines, APU and completion work).
This warranty extension will lead to an estimated 50 percent overall savings in flight hour payments during the warranty term for customers enrolling their new aircraft in the Learjet Smart Parts Plus program.

Signature Series Red
This floorplan offers spacious seating for six passengers. The stand-up cabin’s unique cross-section and 15-inch (38 cm) aisle provides exceptional shoulder room and additional space between seats. The redesigned cabin seats feature berthing capability, removable armrest caps and panels, as well as larger storage drawers. Streamlined side ledges allow for better ergonomics and a harmonious design throughout the cabin. This configuration also includes 2 new functional elements, such as a larger galley with multiple storage units, an optional built-in espresso machine and work surface for complete meal preparation on board.

The cabin entertainment system features swift broadband, supporting simultaneous Wi-Fi connectivity for laptops and personal electronic devices and Satcom cabin phone. The private aft lavatory includes an unveiled window for increased natural light, as well as a larger and more functional vanity cabinet.

Signature Series Black
This six-passenger configuration combines the cabin design and features of the Signature Series Red with an enhanced entertainment center. A media credenza with a 24 in. (61 cm) flat screen monitor opposite a two-seat divan creates a defined multimedia space at the entrance of the cabin. Entertainment options include swift broadband capability and powered portable electronic devices interface units compatible with audio and video outputs.

In service since July 2007, the Learjet 60 XR aircraft is a proven model of performance, comfort, value and versatility in the midsize jet market segment. The aircraft delivers a high cruise speed of Mach 0.81 (861 km/hr), superior climb capabilities, proven fuel efficiency and low direct operating costs per nautical mile*. The jet’s higher operating altitudes – certified to 51,000 ft (15,545 m) – translate to time savings due to better winds, less traffic and less turbulence

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