Posted Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2013
Private jet travel has always been the ultimate in convenience and ease, but Canadian jetmaker Bombardier is taking this elite transportation mode to new heights this year with the Learjet 85, available now for fractional ownership exclusively through North Texas-based Flexjet.
The largest Learjet ever designed, this sleek, eight-seat bird boasts a ceiling height of nearly 6 feet, making it easier to walk around the cabin, a transcontinental range of more than 3,000 miles and a high-speed cruise of Mach .82 (thanks, in part, to the state-of-the-art Pratt & Whitney PW307B turbofan engine and an ultra-aerodynamic design that minimizes drag). The generously sized, fully reclining seats are fashioned from supple leather; the Wi-Fi system is strong and steady (or check in via the single-channel iridium phone); and chic, thoughtful design touches -- individual table lighting, stocked snack drawers under each seat -- are sure to delight.
The jet is slated for delivery by the end of the year, but fractional ownership shares are available now starting at $1.1 million for a 1/16th share (about 50 hours of flight time annually). Ownership terms last five years; thereafter, Flexjet purchases the share back at fair market value, which ensures that Flexjet can continue its claim of maintaining one of the youngest fleets in the fractional-ownership jet industry. For more information, visit www.flexjet.com or call Bruce Peddle at 800-353-9538.
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