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Bombardier announces long-range option for Learjet 40XR business jet

Bombardier Aerospace announced an option for an extended-range Learjet 40XR business jet. The announcement was made at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.

The extended-range option gives the Wichita-assembled plane a range of an extra 268 nautical miles, the company said. The six-to-seven passenger plane will now have a total non-stop range of 1,991 nautical miles.  The extension will be obtained by a 687-pound increase to the fuel tank capacity.

The option will be available in the third quarter of 2o09.

“Bombardier is committed to developing new product lines and enhancing current product platforms, even young models like the Learjet 40XR,” said David Coleal, Learjet vice president and general manager.