CAE (Stand 468) has announced it has become an authorized training provider for Bombardier’s Learjet 31 and Learjet 60, in addition to the Learjet 40XR, 45, 45XR, 60XR; Challenger 300, 604, 605; and Global 5000, Global Express and Global Express XRS business jets. Training for pilots ranges from classroom-based courses to level-D flight simulators.
Bombardier Aerospace is conducting a Learjet 60XR demo tour this week in Poland. The tour, which started yesterday, is being done in conjunction with Polish-based charter firm Blue Jet, with stops for private viewings planned in Wroclaw, Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan and Gdansk, as well as a media viewing during the Warsaw leg. “This is an exciting tour for Bombardier and Blue Jet,” said Bombardier Business Jets vice president of sales for Russia, CIS, Central/Eastern Europe, China, Asia-Pacific and Australia.
Jet Aviation St. Louis has developed a Wi-Fi STC for the Bombardier Challenger 300, Global Express and Global Express XRS. The new STC joins existing Wi-Fi STCs for the Gulfstream V, Challenger 605, Learjet 40 and Learjet 45. Wi-Fi coverage is now available for both domestic and international operations, providing full Internet functionality in the aircraft.
Comlux Aviation Services of Indianapolis has been named a Bombardier-authorized service facility for the Global. Comlux has been a designated service facility for the Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 60, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Challenger 300 and Challenger 850 since May 2009. The MRO also held an AOG line maintenance facility designation for Globals. “We have an exceptional relationship with Bombardier and it is only natural that the progression of our business adds the Global ASF designation,” said Tony Bailey, Comlux Aviation Services CEO.
Flexjet, Bombardier’s Texas-based fractional ownership operation, launched a Learjet 85 program. President Fred Reid told AIN that his company will take seven aircraft initially, and eventually “a couple of dozen,” with deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013. He noted that Flexjet’s Learjet 85 prices will be 5 percent below those of the Cessna Sovereign in fractional service.
Bombardier yesterday landed firm orders for five midsize Learjet 85 and two large-cabin Challenger 605 jets from Munich-based Jet Air Flug. "Our strategy is clear," said Patrick Raftery, group CEO, Jet Air.
Bombardier and Duncan Aviation (Booth No. 6763) have extended their authorized service center agreement to include the latter’s newest maintenance facility, located in Provo, Utah. Duncan Aviation-Provo joins Duncan Aviation’s full-service facilities in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich., as a Bombardier authorized service center. Duncan Aviation-Provo began operations in early August.
In a ceremony here yesterday, Bombardier Aerospace and Lufthansa Technik cemented an agreement that will make the latter’s cabin management system standard on the Canadian OEM’s new, all-composite Learjet 85.
Jet Aviation Singapore has expanded its EASA Part 145-approved base and line maintenance service offerings to include maintenance for the Bombardier Challenger 601/604/605 and Cessna 560XL. The facility now handles BBJ and Bombardier aircraft, including the Global Express, as well as Cessna Citations and the full range of Gulfstream jets.
The holder of a deposit on a Learjet 85 has asked Bombardier Aerospace for a refund due to the manufacturer’s plan to build the new jet’s composite airframe at its factory in Querétaro, Mexico.