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B.C. charter service orders five Learjet 75 aircraft

Bombardier expects up to a four per cent improvement in fuel efficiency with the new aircraft



Montreal—Richmond, B.C.-based charter provider London Air Services (LAS) has placed a $65-million order with Bombardier for five of the Canadian jet builder’s new Learjet 75 aircraft.

LAS is the first Canadian operator to place an order for the new light jet, according to Bombardier.

The company currently has a fleet of five Learjet 45 XR aircraft, one Challenger 604 aircraft, two Challenger 605 jets and a Global 7000 business jet set to arrive in 2017.

In its development phase, the Learjet 75 aircraft will offer improved performance through an engine thrust increase with the Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines.

Bombardier expects up to a four per cent improvement in fuel efficiency with the new aircraft.

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