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.
be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/verizon-helping-students-lacking-access-to-technology/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/verizon-helping-students-lacking-access-to-technology/ Black Starbucks Exec Says ‘Watching That Video …Brandy Decoded: Singer Breaks Down the Business…Chief Financial Officer, Diedra Nelson (Image: … Most of us assume that everyone has access to mobile phones, computers, and high-speed internet. But did you know, only 49% of African Americans and 51% of Hispanics have high-speed internet at home, which limits their ability to learn and excel? In fact, recent research shows that 64% of middle school students are lacking access to technology, which hinders their schooling and lowers their expectations for their futures.Since 2012, Verizon, one of the largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies in the world, has stepped up to the plate to be a part of the solution. Through the company’s Innovative Learning (VIL) program, they’ve helped over a million students. Recently, the company announced their commitment to helping 2 million more students by 2021. This expansion includes 50 new Verizon Innovative Learning Schools and a new Gen Z coalition of students and social activists aged 11-22 working to bring attention to the issues of education inequalityWe caught up with Rose Kirk, The Verizon Foundation’s chief corporate responsibility officer, to learn more about her role and the reasons behind the company’s commitment to helping students who lack the access to technology.Black Enterprise: Explain your role as the Chief Corporate Social Responsibility officer?Kirk: Verizon is using its many assets to create education and economic equality for the most disadvantaged. In turn, this preserves our environment, creates sustainable communities, ensures quality healthcare, enables gender equality, and also drives entrepreneurship across the globe. In my role as Verizon’s Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, I either directly oversee that work or greatly influence our marketplace approach.For example, since 2012, Verizon has been dedicated to closing the digital divide through a transformative program called Verizon Innovative Learning, which provides free technology, free internet access, and hands-on learning experiences to help give students at underresourced schools the education they deserve. Powered by a next-gen, technology-infused curriculum that fundamentally changes the way teachers teach and students learn, Verizon Innovative Learning is giving kids the ability to do more in this world.Why is Verizon making such a significant investment in the education of students in Title 1 schools across the U.S.? We have to. Right now, millions of American students lack the access to technology and the skills they need to succeed as we approach the Fourth Industrial Revolution—an era where technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, automation, advanced robotics, and drones will change almost every facet of our society. Tablets, laptops, cell phones, and Wi-Fi are essential. These tools—and the technical knowledge tied to them—make research possible both in class and at home, allow students to keep up with lesson plans and assignments, and give them equal, fundamental access to the world of possibilities.Unfortunately, too many students in America lack the tech resources they need in order to be successful. The digital divide in our middle schools is creating an alarming state of education inequality throughout the U.S.A full 53% of middle-school students without tech education feel anxious and sad about their futures. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of middle-school kids who don’t have technology are revising their dreams and lowering their expectations for their futures. All of our students, no matter their zip codes, deserve the same technology tools and resources so they can excel academically, personally, professionally, and emotionally.Since 2012, what have you been most surprised to learn about the community you serve or results from the initiative?The results are frankly amazing: VIL students show improvements in math and reading, and they’re more invested in their futures. Students in VIL schools are 53% more engaged in school, score 3x better in math and 2x better in reading. VIL’s tech-immersive, innovative curriculum goes with free devices—plus a two-year data plan—to every student and teacher, supported with teacher training and development.Since 2012 we have committed a total of $400 million toward Verizon Innovative Learning schools. We have helped more than a million students get free tech education and we’re proud to commit to reaching 2 million more by 2021.