Bombardier has chosen its facility in Querétaro, Mexico, to manufacture the composite structure for the Learjet 85. This facility, which began operations in 2006, already manufactures wiring harnesses and structural components for other Bombardier aircraft.
Bombardier Aerospace late last week announced that it will manufacture the all-composite structure for the new Learjet 85 at its facility in Querétaro, Mexico. In addition, the Querétaro site will be responsible for making the electrical harness and performing subassembly systems installation for the twinjet.
Grob Aerospace has settled on a strategy to perform completions and provide pilot training for its all-composite SPn business jet at St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland. The airport is located between Grob’s factory at Tussenhausen-Mattsies in southern Germany and the company’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Deliveries of completed SPns will be done from the St.
Eyebrows were raised in January when Grob was named as the single source for the Learjet 85’s entire primary and secondary composite structures. That was because Zurich-based Grob is also developing another all-composite light jet, its own SPn, which could potentially compete with Bombardier’s Learjet 40XR.
Eyebrows elevated when Grob was named earlier this year as the single source for the Bombardier Learjet 85’s entire primary and secondary composite structures. That’s because Zurich, Switzerland-based Grob is also developing its own all-composite light jet, the SPn, which could potentially compete with Bombardier’s Learjet 40XR. Not so, says Bombardier Learjet vice president of sales Mike Fahey.
Grob Aerospace launched here at EBACE a new maintenance cost assurance plan for its SPn jet, designed to guarantee operators full direct cost control. The manufacturer also announced flight training programs for European and U.S. customers. Grob Aerospace offers owners of the SPn a choice between three levels of protection to assure predictable and consistent cost based on fixed rates per flight hour.
Further strengthening its relationship with avionics maker Rockwell Collins, Bombardier has selected the Pro Line Fusion cockpit for its composite Learjet 85 midsize jet. The announcement marks the second selection by Bombardier of the Fusion suite after the Canadian company chose the avionics as the centerpiece for its so-called Global Vision cockpit last fall.
Grob Aerospace is establishing a completions and training facility for its SPn light business jet at St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland. The center is due to open during the second quarter of 2009 and will be run by the newly appointed managing director of Grob Aerospace Switzerland, Cedric Migeon.
The Swiss Altenrhein Airport said a major business aircraft manufacturer will build a new completion and delivery center with a pilot training facility on airport land. The European press mentioned last fall that Grob Aerospace considered opening an SPn delivery center at Altenrhein, but the manufacturer won’t confirm this. Industry observers believe that Grob will indeed set up shop at Altenrhein.
The Swiss Altenrhein Airport, located about 50 miles east of Zurich, recently said a major business aircraft manufacturer will build a new completion and delivery center with a pilot training facility on airport land.