Geneva, Switzerland – Bombardier Aerospace announced an increased range option for Learjet 40 XR business jets. The 268 nautical miles (NM) * (496 km) range extension is now available as an option for all new Learjet 40 XR aircraft orders and for aircraft previously ordered and scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.The significant range extension will be obtained through a 687 lb increase to the fuel tank capacity. “Bombardier is committed to developing new product lines and enhancing current product platforms, even young models like the Learjet 40 XR,” stated David Coleal, vice-president and general manager, Learjet, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Learjet 40 XR aircraft offers best-in-class cabin volume, speed and performance. The addition of best-in-class range to this impressive list of capabilities makes this light jet a category leader above all others.”Flying at its long range cruise speed of Mach 0.75 (800 km/h), the Learjet 40 XR aircraft now offers a non-stop range of 1,991 NM (3,687 km)** – over 15 percent more distance covered. The extended range increases travel flexibility to include key city pairs such as London-Cairo 1,942 NM (3,596 km), Singapore-Taipei 1,835 NM (3,398 km), Hong Kong-Jakarta 1,864 NM (3,452 km), New York-Aspen 1,519 NM (2,813 km), and Dubai-Istanbul 1,715 NM (3,176 km)***.The six-to-seven passenger Learjet 40 XR aircraft features the widest and most spacious cabin in its class and a full aft lavatory. This premium light jet delivers impressive time-to-climb performance under all conditions – particularly in hot and high operating environments – requiring only 23 minutes* to reach 43,000 feet (13,106 m).Learjet is the first name in corporate aviation. Since acquiring Learjet Inc. in 1990, Bombardier Aerospace has carried forward the brand’s proud legacy by launching eight high-performance and fuel-efficient aircraft. www.bombardier.com.