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Also Known As: Learjet 40 XR
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Description: Bombardier Learjet is a family of twin-engine, light business jet evolved from the Learjet 23/24 introduced in 1964. Bill Lear's company, the original manufacturer of Learjet, was acquired by Bombardier in 1990. These jets provide high-speed performance and outstanding comfort thanks to its spacious cabin. Currently, Bombardier is marketing the Learjet 40/40 XR, Learjet 45/45 XR and Learjet 60 jets but the full Learjet product line has seen around 13 models since its inception in 1963 through 2005. These business jets incorporate improvements developed for larger aircraft at Bombardier.
The Learjet 40 business jet was introduced in 2003 and features a larger and taller pressurized cabin for maximum passenger comfort and productivity. This aircraft cruises at Mach 0.81 above weather, turbulence and traffic. Bombardier developed the Learjet 40 along with the 45 and 45 XR models to fly at higher altitudes - between 43,000 and 51,000 feet - than its predecessors and competition. Typically, Learjet 40 can cover Dallas to San Francisco in juts 3 hours 32 minutes.
Typically, the twin-engine Learjet 40 operates from runways 1,300 meters long carrying up to seven passengers and two crew. The aircraft is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-20AR-1B turbofan engines rated at 3,500 pounds each. Bombardier is developing the Learjet 40 XR with enhanced TFE731-BR engines for optimal operation in hot and high conditions allowing for shorter takeoffs distances. On 13 February 2006, Bombardier Aerospace announced the entry into commercial service of its Learjet 40 XR business light jet.
Learjet 40 Specifications
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 4.31 meter (170 inch)
Length: 16.9 meter (666 inch)
Wingspan: 14.6 meter (48 foot)
Ceiling: 15,545 meter (51,001 foot)
Max Range: 3,378 kilometer (1,824 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 235 mps (846 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 239 mps (465 KTAS)
Empty Weight: 6,222 kilogram (13,717 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 7,000 pound
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,344 kilogram (20,600 pound)
Payload: 684 kilogram (1,508 pound)
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Learjet 40 News
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21 May 2007 and 2 Jun 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017Bombardier Delivers 3,000th Learjet AircraftThursday, June 12, 2008Northern Jet Takes Delivery of 100th Manufactured Bombardier Learjet 40 XR AircraftWednesday, May 7, 2008CAE Becomes Authorized Training Provider for Learjet 40/40 XR/45/45 XR Jets in EuropeWednesday, December 12, 2007Northern Jet Takes Delivery of Second Bombardier Learjet 40 XR JetTuesday, December 4, 2007Boeing and AFRL Demonstrate that UAVs Can Perform Automated Aerial RefuelingWednesday, June 20, 2007European Skytime Purchases Eight Bombardier Learjet Business JetsWednesday, May 23, 2007Omni Aviacao Orders Bombardier Challenger 300 and Learjet 40 XR JetsTuesday, May 22, 2007Vistajet Places Orders for 17 Bombardier Business Jets in 12 MonthsMonday, May 21, 2007European Skytime Places Order for Tow Learjet Business Jets
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