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Graduation Day For First Learjet 60 XR Aircraft Training Class


Dallas.-Bombardier Aerospace celebrated its first graduating class of Learjet 60 XR jet pilots and mechanics at its Customer Training Centre in Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) on September 21, 2007. The DFW site is the only training facility in the world to offer pilot training in a full-flight Learjet 60 XR aircraft simulator.

Over 200 pilots and mechanics have trained on the Learjet 60 XR jet Differences, Avionics, and Type/Initial courses since April 2007. Training is conducted on a full-flight Level D simulator — certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Joint Aviation Authorities — as well as a Bombardier-designed Pro Line 21 desktop simulator.

“This is a significant milestone for Bombardier training,” said Hank Blasiak, general manager, Bombardier aircraft services customer training. “We are committed to offering our customers the best training, service and support possible, using innovative tools and equipment, backed by Bombardier expertise.”

The Learjet 60 XR aircraft simulator features the advanced avionics attributes of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. The system allows pilots access to: en-route, terminal, and non-precision approaches; lateral and vertical navigation with automatic transition to the precision approach; flight plan management; multi-sensor navigation; maps and text data display; performance management; and 3D mapping.

In service since July 27, 2007, the Learjet 60 XR aircraft retains the extraordinary combination of value and high-speed performance of the Learjet 60 aircraft, while adding a state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and a redesigned interior focused on maximizing comfort and functionality in the aircraft’s stand-up cabin. The aircraft delivers outstanding climb capabilities, with proven fuel efficiency and low direct operating costs per nautical mile*.

Bombardier Customer Training offers full-flight simulators providing high quality professional training direct from the manufacturer. Customer Training Montreal provides training to business jet customers on the Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Challenger 850, and Global aircraft programs, as well as regional jet training on the CRJ200, CRJ700, and CRJ900 aircraft.

At Customer Training DFW, business aircraft pilots and technicians train on the Challenger 300 and Challenger 604 aircraft, as well the Learjet 31A aircraft, and all current production Learjet aircraft models.


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