Bombardier Pauses Learjet 85 Program; Will Lay Off 1,000 Workers

Credit: Learjet 85: Bombardier
Bombardier announced Jan. 15 that it is pausing its long-delayed Learjet 85 mid-sized business jet program because of weak market demand for the aircraft and a downward revision in the company’s market forecast. As a result, Bombardier will reduce its workforce by about 1,000 employees in Wichita...
Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.

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