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Cessna, Lear Announce New Jets at EBACE


Cessna Longitude
Cessna Longitude

May 17, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company and Bombardier announced new jets on Monday at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). For Cessna, the Longitude medium-sized, long-range business jet has room for up to eight passengers, a range of 4,000 nautical miles, and a maximum speed of Mach .86. Bombardier's Learjet has two new models, the Learjet 70 and 75. The 70 has room for six passengers, speeds up to Mach 0.81, and a range of 2,060 nautical miles. The 75 has room for up to eight passengers, a range of 2,040 nautical miles, and speeds up to Mach 0.81.

Longitude: Power for Cessna's new top-of-the-line global traveler will come from two Snecma (Safran group) Silvercrest engines, generating 11,000 pounds of thrust. The flight deck is a Garmin G5000 touch-screen including "all of the capabilities required to comply with emerging operating requirements for intercontinental aircraft," Cessna reported.

The longest-range business jet in Cessna's product line will measure 86 feet wide and 87 feet long. Advanced winglets on the slightly swept wing will provide greater range, with improved hot/high performance, climb, and fuel burn. Cessna said first deliveries are expected in 2017.

Bombardier's Learjet 70 and 75 will replace the 40XR and 45XR models. Power on both comes from the Honeywell TFE731-40BR turbofans, which provide more thrust, better fuel efficiency, and lower operating costs. Avionics will feature Vision flight decks with three 14-inch flat-panels. According to the company the 75 will be available prior to the 70. To learn more visit the Learjet website.


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