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September 27, 2006

Learjet 60 Sets World Speed Record in South Africa

The popular Bombardier Learjet 60 midsize jet – recognized worldwide for its legendary performance and value – set a world speed record for its class on September 22, flying Cape Town-Johannesburg, round trip, in two hours, 59 minutes. The flight is fully sanctioned by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).

In customer service since June 2006, the Learjet 60 aircraft, owned by Skyros Properties of Cape Town, cruised at Mach 0.81 throughout the flight, until it clocked-in with the Cape Town International Airport tower at 13h35, where its 2,000-foot (610 m) flyover confirmed its impressive time and speed. The Learjet 60 aircraft then performed several fly passes as part of the flying display at the Africa Aerospace and Defense show, landing just in time to co-star with the high-speed Bombardier Global 5000 business jet at an exclusive reception.

Bombardier Learjet 60 XR – the next evolution of the proven Learjet 60 aircraft

Launched in November 2005 the Learjet 60 XR is the latest arrival in the Learjet 60 family. Building on the legendary performance of the Learjet 60, the new aircraft will offer a state of the art cockpit and a redesigned cabin.

Notes from CEA

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