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Learjet 60  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 400
Unitary Cost: USD$14 million
Also Known As: C-21, C-21A, Learjet 23, Learjet 24, Learjet 25, Learjet 28, Learjet 29, Learjet 31, Learjet 31A, Learjet 35, Learjet 35A, Learjet 36, Learjet 55 and Learjet 60 XR
Origin: Canada
Corporations: Bombardier
Parent System: Bombardier Learjet
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1964
Total Production: 3,000
Family Members: Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 70, Learjet 75 and Learjet 85
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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 60 is a mid-size business jet combining high-speed, longer range than its predecessors and comfort in a spacious cabin. Learjet 60 was introduced in 1993 and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW305A engines rated at 4,600 pounds each. Cruising at Mach 0.74 while carrying a crew of two and eight passengers, the Learjet 60 has a maximum range of 4,617 km. The US Air Force and the Air National Guard operates a fleet of 76 Learjet 35A aircraft designated as the C-21 and used primarily for senior-level passengers, cargo airlift and aeromedical evacuations. C-21s were delivered between April 1984 and October 1985. These aircraft are used primarily for cargo and passenger airlift.

In November 2005 Bombardier announced the Learjet 60 XR business jet featuring Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 advanced cockpit and a new stand-up cabin delivering higher comfort. The new business jet retains the basic characteristics of its parent aircraft, Learjet 60. On April 3, 2006 Bombardier Learjet 60 XR business jet executed its maiden flight that lasted 2-hour and 20-minute after taking off from the Iowa Airport at Cedar Rapids. The Learjet 60 jet set a world speed record in its category after flying a Cape Town-Johannesburg (South Africa) round trip in two hours and 59 minutes. The flight took place on September 21, 2006, and the speed record was sanctioned by the Federation Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

Learjet 60 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 8
Dimensions
Height: 4.44 meter (175 inch)
Length: 17.9 meter (704 inch)
Wingspan: 13.4 meter (44 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 15,545 meter (51,001 foot)
Max Range: 4,617 kilometer (2,493 nautical mile)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 235 mps (846 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 239 mps (465 KTAS)
Weight
Empty Weight: 6,700 kilogram (14,771 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 9,200 pound
Max Takeoff Weight: 10,773 kilogram (23,750 pound)
Payload: 1,011 kilogram (2,229 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Learjet 60 News

There are 16 news between
6 Feb 2006 and 2 Jun 2017
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Friday, June 2, 2017Bombardier Delivers 3,000th Learjet Aircraft
Wednesday, February 29, 2012400th Learjet 60 XR Aircraft Enters Service with Cinepolis
Tuesday, October 19, 2010Learjet 60 XR Aircraft Establishes New World Speed Record
Monday, April 26, 2010Bombardier Learjet Delivers First Learjet 60 XR Aircraft to Mexico-Based Customer
Monday, April 12, 2010Northrop Grumman Navigation Capabilities Successfully Tested in Support of Automated Aerial Refueling Program
Friday, June 20, 2008Bombardier Secures Order for up to 110 Learjet 60 XR Aircraft
Tuesday, May 20, 2008Vistajet Places Firm Order for 11 Challenger 605, 13 Learjet 60 XR and 11 Learjet 85 Jets
Monday, October 29, 2007Bombardier Learjet 60 XR Business Jet Receives EASA Certification
Wednesday, September 26, 2007Aero Toy Store Orders One Global Express XRS and Two Learjet 60 XRs
Monday, July 30, 2007Bombardier Learjet 60 XR Enters Service

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Argentina?
Learjet 35 and 60 used by the military
Bulgaria1
Aircraft ordered by Nove Holding (1)
Czechia1
Aircraft ordered by ABS Jets (1)
Saudi Arabia?
Aircraft ordered by Inma Arabia Investment.
Switzerland43
Aircraft ordered by VistaJet (15 Learjet 60 XR); Jet Republic (25 60 XR jets); Execujet (3)
United Kingdom2
Aircraft ordered by European Skytime (2 Learjet 60 XR)
United States of America88
Aircraft sold to Cloud Nine Aviation (1 Learjet 60 XR); Aero Toy Store (2 Learjet 60 XR); Avolar (10); US Air Force and the Air National Guard operates a fleet of 76 Learjet 35A aircraft designated as the C-21;

Grand Total 13616
Propulsion Systems
FJ44-2x2
PW300x2
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