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WSU's wind tunnel tests Bombardier's new Learjet 85 model

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.