Learjet 60 - Charter info
The learjet 60 is an extremely popular private jet for medium groups and business travellers. Its streamlined shape is easy to recognise and most people usually picture this aircraft when thinking about private jets. As you probably guessed, here at Private Jet Charter, it’s the sort of jet we love and that’s why we want to share it with you.
Facts about the Learjet 60 Private Aircraft
Aircraft Type: Mid Size Jet
Range: 2,405 Nautical Miles (4,454 km)
Crew: Captain, First Officer & Cabin Attendants
Cabin dimensions: Length 17 ft 8 in (5.39 m), Width 5 ft 11 in (1.81 m) , Height 5 ft 6 in (1.74 m)
Luggage capacity: 24.72 cubic feet (0.70m³)
Let’s start with some numbers
The learjet 60 was first flown in October 1990 and first commercialised in January 1993. Its maker, Bombardier Aerospace has delivered over 400 of these jets! Its price tag is very average, which isn’t unexpected for a mid-size jet, with 13.3 million dollars per unit.
The length of the jet is 58.8 feet, its width is 43.9 feet and its height is 14.8 feet. The cabin (without the cockpit) is 17.6 feet long and 5.11 feet wide. You should be able to stand up in the cabin if you aren’t too tall as it is 5.8 feet high.
The maximum fuel capacity of the aircraft is fairly high considering its size with 7900 pounds. Empty the Learjet 60 weighs 14,640 pounds. It can as a maximum take-off as heavy as 23500 pounds. Learjets 60 are equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A turbofan engines which are capable of 4600 pounds of thrust. They provide a great climbing rate of 4500 feet per minute.
These jets can land on runways 3000 feet long after flying for almost 6 hours. Their maximum range is 2400 nautical miles at a speed of 420 knots. Its maximum speed is 453 knots.
The design of the Learjet 60 has been based on the previous Learjet 55. It received improvements to its wings, winglets and ventral fin. The latter has been doubled and dubbed a delta fin. Changes reduce drag and stall speed as well as increase manoeuvrability. A newer version of the Learjet 60 is now available (production of the Learjet 60 has stopped in 2007) the Learjet 60XR is the same aircraft but with a slightly upgraded cabin, avionics and brakes.
The cockpit (that you can see in the picture above) has been designed to reduce the workload of the pilots to a minimum. Its prominent 4 LCD displays allows data to be readily available avoiding unnecessary distractions for better situational awareness. The Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite makes it extremely safe to fly.
Travelling in a Learjet 60
Like most jets, the Learjet 60 has a cabin that comes in different configurations. Besides air ambulance configurations, that can take stretchers in (as pictured below), you can benefit from diverse business configurations. The most common allows for 8 passengers in either seats or a sofa. The entertainment system includes 15 inch monitors, DVD players as well as audio and video input. You can even follow the progress of your flight live on a map. If you’re planning on working, it’s also possible, as the aircraft is equipped with Wi-Fi and SATCOM. The Learjet 60 is also equipped with a galley and lavatories.
You can learn even more about the Learjet 60 and Bombardier Aerospace on their official website.