Bombardier Learjet tapped into Wichita State University’s Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel for low-speed testing of its new Learjet 85 mid-size business jet now under development.
The wind tunnel is operated by WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research.
The low-speed wind tunnel has a 7×10x12 foot test section capable of reaching speeds of up to 240 mph.
The Learjet 85 will carry eight passengers, have a high-speed cruise of Mach. 082 with a range of up to 3,000 nautical miles.