2008-01-27 - Learjet 85 unveiledNew Learjet 85 composite airframe design by Grob
Grob an Learjet 85-Entwicklung beteiligt<br /> Bombardier Aerospace announced it has selected Grob Aerospace to develop the all-composite structure of its new Learjet 85 aircraft, the next generation in Learjet excellence.
Grob will also build the first three prototype aircraft for the program. In addition, the jet's official name, Learjet 85, was revealed. Launched on October 30, 2007 with a provisional name the new Learjet 85 aircraft will be the first Bombardier Aerospace jet to feature an all-composite structure and will be the first all-composite structure business jet designed for type certification under FAR Part 25.
The Learjet 85 aircraft's prototype structures will be manufactured at Grob Aerospace's facility in Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany, where Learjet design teams are currently on site as part of the joint conceptual design phase.