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Lear 85 receives FAA flight test permit

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 20, 2014
The Lear 85 has been cleared to commence flight testing by the FAA. (Bombardier)
The Lear 85 has been cleared to commence flight testing by the FAA. (Bombardier)

Bombardier says it has been granted a flight test permit by the US FAA for its new Learjet 85 mid-size business jet, clearing the way for first flight to occur soon.

The first prototype, designated FTV1, has already completed APU starts, engine runs and low-speed taxi tests at the company’s Wichita, Kansas facility.

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