This Day in Aviation History

October 7th, 1995
First flight of the Learjet 45.

The Learjet 45 (LJ45) aircraft is a super-light sized business jet aircraft produced by Bombardier Aerospace.

Brand-new, the Learjet 45 costs around US$11.5 million.

The development of the LJ45 was announced by Bombardier in September, 1992, and first flight of the prototype aircraft took place on October 7, 1995, the 32nd anniversary of the first flight of the Learjet 23. FAA certification was delayed, and finally granted in September 1997, with the first customer aircraft subsequently delivered in January, 1998….

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