Northern Jet takes delivery of 100th manufactured Bombardier Learjet 40 XR aircraft`
June 12, 2008, Wichita, KS – Bombardier today announced the delivery into service of the 100th manufactured Learjet 40 XR light business jet to Northern Jet Management, an aircraft management and shared ownership company headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.
June 12, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
June 12, 2008, Wichita, KS – Bombardier today announced the delivery into service of the 100th
manufactured Learjet 40 XR light business jet to Northern Jet Management, an aircraft
management and shared ownership company headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. A special
delivery ceremony was held on May 30 at Bombardier’s Learjet assembly facility in Wichita to
highlight the program milestone.
The new Learjet 40 XR joins The Company Jet fleet, Northern Jet’s shared ownership program,
which currently features three Learjet 40 XR and one Learjet 45 XR aircraft. The Company Jet’s
fleet is based at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.
“The Learjet 40 XR jets are a great addition to The Company Jet fleet. This high-performance
aircraft offers our fractional jet owners greater range and faster travel times, increases our
client’s productivity and provide them with significant advantages over their competitors that still
fly in commercial airlines”, said Charles R. (Chuck) Cox, president, Northern Jet Management.
“We are thrilled that our valued strategic partner Bombardier Learjet delivered their milestone
aircraft, the 100th Learjet 40 XR aircraft, to Northern Jet Management. ”
Northern Jets’ association with Learjet dates back to the early 1960’s, when Northern Air, its
sister company, purchased a new Learjet aircraft.
“This milestone delivery for the Learjet program clearly highlights our customers’ confidence in
Learjet aircraft. We are delighted that Northern Jet has selected the high-performance Learjet
40 XR aircraft to contribute to the ongoing growth of their shared ownership program,” said Ed
Thomas, regional vice-president, Learjet Sales, United States, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
Since acquiring Learjet in 1990, Bombardier has carried forward the brand’s proud legacy by
launching eight high-performance and fuel-efficient Learjet aircraft.