In 2012, Bombardier announced development of a new light business jet. The Learjet 70 received FAA Certification by 2013 and flew its first flight in 2014. The Learjet 70 is an enhanced version of the Learjet 40, offering notable upgrades to its predecessor. Learjets have always been synonymous with best-in-class business jets, so it is no surprise the Learjet 70 continues to fulfill that legacy.
The Learjet 70’s performance capabilities are quite impressive. With a range of 2371 statute miles and the capability to reach speeds of 534 mph, this jet can travel to more destinations without a fuel stop. Another impressive feature of this aircraft is its ability to quickly reach high altitudes above the weather, offering a smoother flying experience for passengers. With precise landing gear, this jet can comfortably handle shorter runways with ease. Powerful engines and a new winglet design are just a few examples of advancements that make the Learjet 70 a great choice for charter.
The cabin of the Learjet 70 measures 17′ 8″ in length, 4′ 11″ in height, and 5′ 1″ in width. This aircraftcomfortably seats 6-7 passengers, has stunning interior details and offers all of the technology needed to conduct business in the sky. The wider cabin makes for a more relaxing flight with ample legroom to stretch out and relax. Executive tables and pop-up monitors in the forward club section offer passengers a comfortable work environment. In addition, the Learjet 70 has a redesigned galley with more work and storage space for meal service. There is also an aft lavatory on board with a sink and vanity mirror. The Learjet 70 has an external baggage compartment that provides 50 cubic feet of baggage space and another 15 cubic feet of internal storage. The Learjet 70 truly embodies the next generation of light business jets.
Pilots are equally as impressed with the Learjet 70. According to Bombardier, “The Bombardier Learjet 70 business jet offers industry leading avionics that ensure superior value and a superlative pilot experience in all phases of flight. The result is a spacious, well-organized setting for maximum pilot productivity, safety, and convenience. Everything pilots need to know while flying – data, instruments, systems, avionics functions, maps, and weather – is in view and at their fingertips.”
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The Bombardier Learjet 60 received FAA certification in 1993 as an improved version of the Learjet 55. The Learjet 60 has a longer fuselage than the Learjet 55 and also contains more powerful engines and several improvements that make it more aerodynamic than its predecessor. The Learjet 60 was designed with an all-new inboard wing cuff, an all-new wing-to-body fairing, and a new engine pylon to accommodate the new turbofan engines.
The Learjet 60 is renowned for its performance. At max weight, this jet can climb to 43,000 feet in less than 14 minutes. The Learjet 60 is also noted for it’s ability to climb quickly to high cruise levels at fast cruise speeds. It has a transcontinental range of 2,453 sm and once at cruise level, it can reach speeds of up to 502 mph. It is not only a very reliable jet, but it is also an economical option compared to other aircraft in the midsize jet class and more comparable to many light jets as far as fuel consumption.
The cabin of the Learjet 60 is the largest in the Learjet family. Typically able to hold 7-8 passengers, the cabin is very spacious with amenities like fold-out work tables, a radio phone, microwave, and coffee maker, amongst others. The Learjet 60 has an external baggage compartment that provides 24 cubic feet of baggage spaceand another 24 cubic feet of internal storage.
Passengers love the Learjet 60 because it offers smoother flights, even when flying through turbulence. The nosewheel steering system allow for better ground handling, and stronger wheel brakes help with landings and ground control.
Production of the Learjet 60 ended in 2007 when Bombardier introduced the current Learjet 60XR model. It is an improved version of the 60, offering more efficient use of the interior space. It is also the first to use PW305 turbofan engines instead of General Electric engine models, helping it excel in performance compared to its competitors. The 60XR also features many design improvements over previous Learjets including: a digital steer-by-wire nosewheel, drag-reducing winglets, and a heated windshield, just to name a few.
Both the Learjet 60 and Learjet 60XR are great options for anyone looking for a cost-effective midsize jet that offers exceptional performance.
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The Learjet 45’s cabin can accommodate 8 passengers and a flightcrew of two. Passengers love the 8 captains chairs that come standard on board. The additional legroom, galley storage, full width aft restroom, and wider than average seats offer passengers a comfortable and practical experience. This jet also offers work tables that fold down from the walls and a quiet, temperature controlled cabin, ideal for working from the air. The Learjet 45 has an external baggage compartment that provides 50 cubic feet of baggage space and another 15 cubic feet of internal storage. The Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite comes standard on the Learjet 45XR and includes a 3-D approach navigation system.
The Bombardier Learjet 45 was first introduced at the US National Business Aircraft Association’s annual convention in 1992, and the first consumer aircraft was delivered in 1998. The Learjet 45 was designed to replace the Learjet 35 and offers the classic Learjet layout with enhanced and improved design features. In 2004, the Learjet 45 evolved into the Learjet 45XR which offers an upgraded engine and improved climbing performance.
The Learjet 45, and newer Learjet 45XR, are categorized within the light jet class, but offer many of the features and benefits found in midsize jets. When looking at performance, the Learjet 45 excels in both high and low speed handling, runway performance and fuel efficiency. On the interior, the Learjet 45 was designed to offer the most passenger space possible for a light jet.
When comparing the cruise performance, the Learjet 45 is top in its class. It can cruise at speeds of 489 mph and is able to fly 1,597 nautical miles nonstop. This jet also offers the most advanced anti-ice system of any light or midsize jet, can complete a 1,000 nautical mile trip in just over 2 hours, and the 904-gallon fuel system can be filled rapidly in about 10 minutes, offering very quick turnaround. The Learjet 45 really shines at cruise altitude and offers exceptional handling capabilities, as well as fuel economy. The Learjet 45 and Learjet 45XR are great options for anyone looking for a cost-effective light jet that offers superior performance.
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