As business jet customers move to larger, more comfortable aircraft with a longer range, the demand for mid-size business jets has diminished. Due in part to this trend, Bombardier announced that it will discontinue production of the iconic Learjet aircraft to focus on their larger Challenger and Global series. For reference, a Challenger 300 has 210 more cubic feet (830 cu. ft. total) than the Learjet 75 (620 cu. ft. total) and an average range of 3,100 nm to the Learjet 75’s 2,100 nm.
With over 3,000 Learjet aircraft delivered since 1963, the Learjet has been a staple in business aviation for almost 6 decades. However, in 2020, Bombardier only delivered 11 Learjet aircraft compared to 44 Challenger and 59 Global jets.
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