Bombardier Business Aircraft and Leggett & Platt of Carthage, MO celebrated a historic milestone in business aviation – the delivery of the 3,000th Bombardier Learjet business jet manufactured. The aircraft is also the 100th Learjet 75 jet to be delivered and the second to join Leggett & Platt’s fleet.
Tonya Sudduth, general manager, Learjet Programs and Wichita Site, Bombardier Business Aircraft, presented the milestone jet to Jeffrey Presslor, director of Aviation; C.R. Mullere, director of Maintenance and Rick Schneider, pilot, Leggett & Platt, at an event attended by distinguished guests, employees and media held at the Bombardier Learjet facility in Wichita, KS where the aircraft was assembled. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, U.S. Congressman Ron Estes, officials from the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County also joined the event.
“The 3,000th Learjet aircraft represents a very special moment in the iconic legacy of Learjet and is a testament to the success of the product,” said Sudduth. “We are thrilled that our friends at Leggett & Platt are celebrating this important moment with us,” she added.
“We congratulate Bombardier on manufacturing the 3,000th Learjet aircraft,” said Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. “This is an impressive milestone that required the contributions of generations of Learjet workers and reflects the resilience of a location that not only manufactures Learjet aircraft, but also performs flight testing for new aircraft as well as after-market services for aircraft post-delivery. We value Bombardier and appreciate the company’s long-term commitment to Kansas.”
“Today is an exciting day in Bombardier Learjet history,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are pleased that Leggett & Platt have chosen to welcome this milestone aircraft to their fleet to support the needs of their diversified business. The Learjet 75 business jet is valued worldwide for its innovative technology, smooth ride, superior cabin experience and legendary performance, and continues to set the benchmark in private aviation.”
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