Learjet 70/75

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Learjet 70/75
Learjet 75 N446LJ at PRG 01.JPG
Learjet 75 at Prague Václav Havel Airport
Role light Business jet
Manufacturer Bombardier
Status In development
Number built at least one
Developed from Bombardier Learjet 40 and Bombardier Learjet 45

The Learjet 70/75 are the latest Learjets development program by aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. The light business jet is being introduced in anticipation of business aircraft recovery predicted by Bombardier.[1] These models feature new avionics, winglets and powerful engines that use less fuel.[1]

The airframe is based on the Learjet 40 and 45 models with modifications to improve performance. Canted winglet design was incorporated from the Global 7000/8000.[2] The Learjet 75 received its type certificate from the FAA on 14 November 2013 and deliveries began shortly thereafter.[3][4] This delay in certification caused Bombardier's overall deliveries to fall below expectations and cancellations of aircraft orders.[5]

Specifications (Learjet 75)[edit]

Data from Bombardier[6]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 8 + 1 passengers
  • Length: 57.6 ft (17.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 45.8 ft (14.0 m)
  • Height: 14.13 ft (4.31 m)
  • Wing area: 311.6 sq ft (28.95 m2)
  • Empty weight: 13,890 lb (6,300 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 21,500 lb (9,752 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell TFE731-40BR Turbine, 3,850 lbf (17.1 kN) thrust each

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 465 kn (535 mph; 861 km/h) high speed cruise
  • Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (16,000 m)
  • Wing loading: 69.00 lb/sq ft (336.9 kg/m2)

Avionics

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press. "Bombardier preparing for light business aircraft recovery with Learjet upgrades". 680News. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  2. ^ Robert Wall and Fred George (21 May 2012). "Special Delivery". Aviation Week and Space Technology: 20. 
  3. ^ Wichita Eagle (2013). "Learjet 75 get FAA certification". Retrieved 15 Nov 2013. 
  4. ^ Aviation Week (2013). "As New BizJets Advance, Bombardier Looks Ahead". Retrieved 3 Dec 2013. 
  5. ^ Warwick, Graham (January 20, 2014). "Bombardier Misses Delivery Target; Orders Fall". AWIN First (Penton). Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ Bombardier (2012). "Bombardier LearJet 75". Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

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