Bombardier last week flew the Learjet 60 XR for the first time, launching the flight-test program for the follow-on to the Learjet 60. The aircraft departed from Eastern Iowa Airport at Cedar Rapids at 1:47 p.m. CST and landed at 4:07 p.m. April 3. The aircraft reached an altitude of 17,500 feet and a maximum true airspeed of 310 knots during the two-hour and 20-minute flight. Bombardier and Rockwell Collins officials tested the Pro Line 21 avionics during the flight. The Learjet ...

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