Bombardier Aerospace’s Learjet 75 jet continues to achieve its development milestones with the first powering up of the aircraft’s electrical systems on the Wichita production line. Aircraft power, including to the new Bombardier Vision flight deck, was switched on during the week of August 21, 2012, as the aircraft progresses towards its 2013 entry-into-service.
This is a fantastic achievement that highlights the tremendous efforts of every single person involved with this project, said Ralph Acs, Vice President and General Manager, Learjet, Bombardier Business Aircraft. This milestone represents a significant step forward for our Learjet aircraft family, as we were able to seamlessly integrate the Learjet 75 jet into our production flow. More importantly, this aircraft, our very first complete Learjet 75 aircraft, will play a pivotal role in the certification program.
We have seen major changes to the aircraft’s wiring harness to accommodate the Garmin avionics, the heart of this totally new Bombardier Vision flight deck arrangement, added Acs. Not only did this require tremendous dedication from our Wichita team, but such a feat would not have been possible without our Belfast and Toronto sites.
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