Charter, Buy or Lease a Learjet 55
The Bombardier Learjet 55, the largest member of the Learjet family, provides up to seven passengers with a luxurious travel environment of almost 17 feet long and 6 feet wide and high. The Learjet 55 is equipped with an impressive range capability and is recognized for providing impeccable performance and an excellent private jet charter flight experience.
|Length||55.10 ft||16.79 m|
|Wing Span||43.80 ft||13.35 m|
|Height||14.70 ft||4.48 m|
|Bag. Capacity||58.00 ft³||001.64 m³|
|Length||13.70 ft||4.18 m|
|Width||5.90 ft||1.80 m|
|Height||5.70 ft||1.74 m|
|Area||460.73 ft³||13.05 m³|
|Price - New||-||-|
|Price - Used||-||-|
|Hourly Rate||2,700 USD||2,700 EUR|
|IFR Range||2,492 nm||4,615 km|
|Cruise Speed||458 KTAS||848 km/h|
|Certified Ceiling||51,000 ft||15,545 m|
|Rate of Climb||4,059 ft/m||1,237 m/m|
|Takeoff Distance||5,600 ft||1,707 m|
|Landing Distance||2,800 ft||853 m|
|Max Takeoff Weight||21,500 lbs||9,752 kg|
|Max Landing Weight||18,000 lbs||8,165 kg|
|Useful Weight||8,857 lbs||4,017 kg|
|Payload with Full Fuel||2,170 lbs||984 kg|
More about the Learjet 55
The Lear family has proved to be a steady provider of private business jets with impressive performance specifications and innovation since the introduction of the original Lear 23 in 1963, and the Learjet 55 continues this legacy. The Learjet 55 prototype first flew in April of 1979, and the model received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in March of 1981. The design for the Learjet 55 came from both the Learjet 20 series and the Learjet 30 series in its wing design and engine selection, respectively. Featured on the Learjet 55 was a redesigned cabin, the largest cabin to have been used on a Learjet model. Amenities incorporated into the Learjet 55 include a half-width lavatory, internal and external baggage space, and a small galley.
Production on the Learjet 55 started in 1981 and ended in 1986. 120 aircraft have been built so far.
Key Features of the Learjet 55
The cabin of the Learjet 55 is typically set to accommodate seven or eight passengers, but can be arranged to seat ten in a high density configuration. A typical seating configuration is a club arrangement, featuring a side facing bench and an aft seat. The cabin of the Learjet 55 measures 13.7 feet in length, reaches 5.7 feet in height, and stretches to a width of 5.9 feet. With this stand up cabin design, the cabin of the Learjet 55 features 50% more volume than its predecessors. This private business jet features two Class D external storage compartments and additional storage space inside the cabin, aft of the lavatory. With a maximum cabin pressure differential of 9.4 psi, the Learjet 55 is capable of maintaining a sea level cabin altitude at an altitude of 25,700 feet.
Capabilities of the Learjet 55
The Learjet 55 comes equipped with two Honeywell TFE731-3A-2B turbofan engines. Each engine is rated at 3,700 pounds of thrust at take off. These engines feature a fuel consumption rate of 188 gallons per hour, rendering the Learjet 55 an economical option. The Learjet 55 requires 5,600 feet of runway to take off at sea level on a standard day. At an airport with an elevation of 5,000 feet, this take off requirement increases to 9,400 feet of runway. With four passengers, this private business jet needs just 2,800 feet of runway to land. For a flight to a further destination, the Learjet 55 is capable of maintaining an airspeed of 419 knots at an altitude of 43,000 feet in a long range cruise configuration. For a swifter flight, the Learjet 55 is capable of maintaining an airspeed of 458 knots at an altitude of 41,000 feet in a high speed cruise configuration. With four passengers, the range of the Learjet 55 reaches an impressive 2,039 nautical miles.
Avionics systems included in the design of the Learjet 55 are a King 90A GPS, Collins ADF 60, dual Collins VHF20A communication radios, dual VIR30A navigation radios, Collins color weather radar, dual Collins TDR90 transponders, Global flight management system (FMS) GNS/XLS, DME40 distance measuring equipment, and traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS).
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