Goodbye to the original celebrity private jet

posted on 15th March 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Goodbye to the original celebrity private jet

By Justin Harper, BBC News

Learjet, once synonymous with private jet travel for the super-rich and famous, will stop production this year.

Its owner Bombardier has seen sales decline among its wealthy customers who are now demanding bigger, more comfortable private aircraft to carry them around the world.

The Learjet, created by US inventor Bill Lear, allows up to eight people to travel in relative luxury, and was championed by the likes of Frank Sinatra, James Brown and Arnold Palmer.