In what is good news for Wichita, Bombardier has received an order for five of the new Learjet 75 aircraft from London Air Services, a Canadian charter service provider.
The order is valued at about $65 million based on list prices.
Bombardier announced the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 light business jets in May at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.
The planes upgrade and replace the Learjet 40 and 45 models, with improved avionics, engines and a new winglet design.
The two planes, which will be assembled in Wichita, will offer greater range, more speed, new interior styling, lighter weight, and, because they will have improved fuel efficiency, lower operating costs, Ralph Acs, head of Bombardier’s Wichita Learjet plant, said at the time.
The Learjet 75 will enter service in the first half of next year, followed by the Learjet 70.