Forty years after the flight of the first ever Learjet, Bombardier unveiled the latest edition to the famous family here at Paris. Bob Agastino, director, flight operations and Dave Schenck, vice president, development programmes were on hand to talk show visitors through the capabilities of the Learjet 40. "This will be the defining aircraft for the light jet category. It offers an unrivalled package combining capacity, handling and low approach speed," says Schenck.


Bombardier also announced the interior of the Global 5000. Comfort will be the watchword when the super-large jet comes into service in early 2004. The cabin features the very latest technology: "We put the human being at the centre of this aircraft and then built the technology around. It will be the benchmark product for applied technology." Agastino (left) and Schenchk are seen inside the Learjet 40 with its ‘Indy 500' sports interior on the Le Bourget static.

Source: Flight Daily News