Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Bombardier Business Aircraft and Garmin today announced a significant avionics upgrade for the Bombardier Vision flight deck aboard the Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 aircraft, which are already equipped with one of the category’s most generous and advanced cockpits, powered by the Garmin G5000 avionics suite. The upgrade, currently in flight testing, will enhance the aircraft’s capabilities for customers to access the most favourable routes as well as pave the way for future technological enhancements.
The Learjet 75 aircraft is the best performing productivity business tool in the light category – and the avionics enhancement takes the aircraft to a new level of efficiency and effectiveness. The updated avionics suite will be offered on new Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 business jets with a retrofit on in-service models made available concurrently.
The update to the popular Garmin G5000 avionics suite on the Bombardier Vision flight deck will bring workload reducing improvements, including climb, cruise and descent vertical navigation, enhanced take-off and landing performance calculations and much more. In addition, FANS 1/A+, which will enable customers to access the most efficient and favourable routes, will be offered as an option. It will ensure readiness for modernized airspace requirements and deliver efficiency gains that are expected to lower direct operating costs.
“Avionics is one of the fastest-evolving systems on a modern aircraft and the upgrade will make sure our Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 business jet customers remain ahead of the curve,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 aircraft are the definitive business productivity tools for today and tomorrow.”
“Learjet aircraft are symbols of innovation, efficiency and performance and the G5000 update perfectly enhances the performance and reliability of this iconic business jet family,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s Vice President of Aviation Sales and Marketing. “We are pleased to partner with Bombardier Business Aircraft to provide these highly-anticipated updates to our mutual customers.”
Learjet aircraft are renowned worldwide for their sleek ramp appeal and are favoured by pilots for their handling characteristics and high-performance.
Learjet 70 aircraft: The Learjet 70 aircraft is the most trusted light-midsized business aircraft platform among Fortune 50 and 500 companies. The aircraft offers a smooth ride, top reliability and performance, and its cabin is designed for the utmost comfort – easily accommodating six passengers and two crew members.
Learjet 75 aircraft: As part of the well-established Learjet family, the class-defining Learjet 75 aircraft continues to set the standard by bringing large jet features to a light jet platform. The Learjet 75 aircraft is the only business jet in its class to feature an eight-seat double-club configuration and a flat floor throughout the cabin, offering a smooth ride and the ultimate in comfort.
To view a video of the Learjet 75 Bombardier Vision flight deck featuring Garmin G5000 in perfect harmony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WI1lYaT0sQ.
Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability and value. For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation.
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