Learjet 85

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Bombardier Learjet 85
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Learjet 85 mock-up in Le Bourget
Type: Business jet
Design country:

CanadaCanada Canada


Bombardier Aerospace

First flight:

April 9, 2014


Development stopped

Production time:

No series production

The Learjet 85 is a twin-engine business jet from the Learjet family produced by the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier . The project was initially suspended in February 2015 and finally discontinued on October 27 of the same year.


Development of the Learjet 85 was officially started on October 30, 2007. The carbon fiber composite structures of the fuselage and wings were developed at the beginning of the project in summer 2005 by Bombardier Aerospace in cooperation with Grob Aerospace GmbH in Tussenhausen- Mattsies. A Pro Line Fusion from Rockwell Collins was to be used as the avionics system . Grob Aerospace GmbH should also bring the first prototypes to an airworthy state and initiate the start of the test program with the first flight.

After the preliminary insolvency of Grob Aerospace GmbH filed on August 18, 2008, the development contract was terminated by Bombardier Aerospace in September 2008 . The development of the CFRP structures was relocated to Wichita and Montreal . The using low-pressure prepreg planned production of aircraft and commissioning of the first prototypes should be in Mexico Querétaro done. The final cabin equipment and aircraft handover to the customer was again planned in Wichita.

The size of the Learjet 85 should be positioned between midsize and super-midsize and be approved for commercial aircraft according to FAR Part 25 .

Discontinued development in 2015

The development of the Learjet 85 was stopped in February 2015 due to a lack of demand. As part of this development stop, around 1,000 employees are to be made redundant; the Bombardier project has so far cost about 4 billion US dollars . The end of the project was officially announced on October 27th.

Technical specifications

Parameter Data
crew 2 pilots
Passengers maximum 8
length 20.77 m
span 18.74 m
height 5.86 m
Cabin length 7.62 m
Max. Cabin height 1.80 m
Max. Cabin width 1.85 m
Max. Cruising speed 0.82 Mach (870 km / h)
Range 5,556 km
Engines two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307B with 27.13 kN starting thrust each
price about $ 17 million

See also

Web links

Commons : Learjet 85  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b FlightGlobal: Bombardier cancels Learjet 85 with $ 2.6bn loss. Retrieved October 30, 2015 .
  2. Flugrevue.de: Bombardier does not have Learjet 85 built by Grob from September 19, 2008.
  3. Stephen Trimble: Bombardier pauses Learjet 85 on $ 1.4bn write-off. (No longer available online.) In: Flightglobal.com. January 15, 2015, archived from the original on May 25, 2015 ; Retrieved May 30, 2015 : "Bombardier has taken a $ 1.4 billion impairment charge after deciding to 'pause' its Learjet 85 programs due to continued weak demand in the light jet sector."
  4. Aerotelegraph.com: Province of Québec joins the C-Series. October 28, 2015, accessed October 29, 2015.