Learjet 35 - Charter info
The Learjet 35 was developed as an improvement of the Learjet 25. It was so much better than it became a new series of its own, later followed by the Learjet 36 which had a longer range. Although it is no longer in production, this jet is the definition of “old but good”. At Private Jet Charter, we love reliable jets and the Learjet 35 has proven to be exactly that. So let us tell you more about it.
Facts about the Learjet 35 Private Aircraft
Aircraft Type: Very Light Jet
Seats: 6 to 8
Range: 2,056 nm (3807 km)
Crew: Captain & First Officer
Cabin dimensions: Length 12 ft 10 in (3.90 m), Width 4 ft 11 in (1.49 m), Height 4 ft 4 in (1.31 m)
Luggage capacity: 40 cubic feet (1.13m³)
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The Learjet 35 flew for the first time in august 1973 and received certification in July 1974. Production stopped in 1994. By then, the manufacturer, Learjet (now own by Bombardier) had assembled 738 of these jets! Its price varies depending on the age of the jet between 500 000 and one million dollars.
The jet is 48.8 feet in length, 39.6 feet in width and 12.3 feet in height. The cabin is 12.9 feet in length and 4.9 feet in width. Walking is the cabin will have you bow down a little as it is only 4.3 feet in height.
The maximum fuel capacity of the aircraft is a respectable 6098 pounds. Empty the Learjet 35 weighs 10120 pounds. It can as a maximum take-off as heavy as 18300 pounds. The jet is equipped with two Garrett TFE731-2-2B turbofan engines which are capable of 3500 pounds of thrust each.
The jet can land on runways 2550 feet long after flying for over 4 hours. It only needs 4972 feet of runway to take-off. It has a maximum range is 2056 nautical miles at a cruise speed of 451 knots. Its maximum speed is 472 knots and flies at an altitude of 45000 feet.
The Learjet 35 was designed as an upgrade of the Learjet 25. Its profile is very recognizable thanks to is oval fuel tanks located at the tip of the wing; a design that wouldn’t be used nowadays as most jets now have winglets in that same spot. For a jet of this size, Learjet also managed to give it an impressive cruising speed with fairly low fuel consumption. They chose high performance engines that use robust parts from commercial airliners.
The jet can land at virtually any airport thanks to its low noise level. Its cockpit is not a glass cockpit like you would find on newer jets however it has been designed to appear uncluttered. At the time, engineers were already working on reducing pilot workload for better situational awareness and in turn, increased safety. The jet was later upgraded as the Learjet 35A then Learjet 36. Changes included extended range, more powerful engines, larger tanks etc. To this day, the Learjet 35A still owns the record for fastest around the world flight.
Travelling in an Learjet 35
The Learjet 35 cabin doesn’t have many configurations available. This is normal for a very light jet. It will as a maximum take 8 passengers while remaining comfortable. You will probably find it most comfortable when flying with only 6 passengers and a little extra leg room. The jet can only accommodate one sofa at the front of the cabin, all the other seats are premium leather seats. The jet has a mini bar located at the centre of the cabin and lavatories are located at the front, facing the stairs. Your luggage will be available during the flight as the storage area is located at the back of the cabin.
You can learn even more about the Learjet and Bombardier Aerospace on the official website.