The Learjet 85 is a twin-engine business jet Learjet family of the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier.
The project was officially launched on 30 October 2007. The carbon fiber composite structures of the fuselage and wings have already been developed at the beginning of the project in the summer of 2005, Bombardier Aerospace in cooperation with the Grob Aerospace GmbH in Tussenhausen - Mattsies. As an avionics system, a Pro Line Fusion comes from Rockwell Collins for use. The Grob Aerospace GmbH should also bring the first prototypes to a flyable status and initiate the beginning of the testing program, with the first flight. After submitted on 18 August 2008 preliminary insolvency of Grob Aerospace GmbH came in September 2008 to terminate the development agreement by Bombardier Aerospace. The development of CFRP structures was moved by Bombardier Learjet to Wichita and Montreal and is currently carried out without external help. The proposed using low-pressure prepregs production of aircraft and commissioning of the first prototypes will take place in Querétaro, Mexico. The final cabin interior and aircraft delivery to the customer will be held in Wichita.
The Learjet 85 is the newest member of the Learjet family and to be positioned in size between midsize and super midsize. It should be approved in accordance with FAR Part 25 for commercial aircraft.