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A Mesa Airlines Bombardier CRJ-900 Passes in front of Learjet Headquarters in Wichita, KS (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Bombardier Posts Mixed 2020 Results, Announces Learjet Retirement

Bombardier continued its quest for stabilization following a difficult 2020, announcing numerous changes across the company as it seeks to achieve profitability. The most recent casualty will be the Wichita-based Learjet, which will cease production in the fourth quarter of 2021. Asset Disposals Generated Much-Needed Cash Bombardier’s recent asset disposals have generated significant cash on hand, growing by $3.6 billion following the sale of Bombardier Transportation to Alstom, of which the Canadian manufacturer turned over its personnel and facilities to…

The Lapse of the Learjet in Today’s Saturated Business Jet…

With the latest waves of business jets hitting the market over the last few years such as the Cessna Citation Latitude and Longitude, Dassault Falcon 7x and Bombardier Global 7000, there is one aircraft, however, that will not see a new model in the market, the Learjet. Learjet was once…

Trip Report: JetSmarter Private Club to the Nation’s Capital

Making the best use of 'Summer Fridays' at work, I made the decision to take last Friday off and hop on a flight using a service that many have never heard of: JetSmarter. Background on JetSmarter JetSmarter is a subscription-based private jet club. They have several charter shuttle operations across…

Building the Backbone: Wichita

Welcome to the Building the Backbone series. In this short series, AirlineGeeks staff writers will go in depth in the history of cities that have helped create the backbone for aircraft building and have become icons for their advancements in aviation. The series will be brought to you by people who…