On November 16, 2010, the Learjet 85 program achieved another exciting milestone. On that day, the first Learjet 85 aircraft's fuselage was produced, marking a historic first for Bombardier's Querétaro facility in Mexico.
The fuselage underwent a preliminary and exhaustive testing process. During this process, the fuselage was analyzed, cut into over 100 test pieces and taken through ultrasonic inspections and microscopic analyses. These processes mark the successful start of fine-tuning and implementing our quality conformance standards, perfecting the testing systems, and ensuring product quality from the Querétaro Mexico facilities.
"This is an unprecedented accomplishment, not only for the Learjet 85 program, but for the aerospace industry as well. The integration of new technology of composite materials makes this aircraft one of its kind," said Eric Desrosiers, Composite Production Manager. That enthusiasm and pride is shared by everyone at the Querétaro facility. "I feel very proud," said Réal Gervais, Vice President of Operations, Bombardier Aerospace in Mexico. "This is a unique and extraordinary accomplishment for the Learjet 85 program and for the Querétaro plant as well. A lot of people made this possible. Our team worked very hard in order to make this happen."
The aircraft is currently under development and the design and the design tolerances remain to be finalized and certified. The aircraft is subject to change during the course of the design, manufacture and certification process. The statements about performance, design, design tolerances and the images shown in this document are solely based on projections and forecasts and are subject to change without notice. All competitive data is based upon public information derived from third party sources. This document and the information contained herein does not constitute an offer, commitment, representation or warranty of any kind with respect to the aircraft. The actual configuration and performance of the aircraft shall be subject of a purchase agreement between the buyer and Learjet.