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
National origin Canada
Manufacturer Bombardier
Status In production
Produced 2013-present
Number built >75[1]
Unit cost
70: US$11.3 million
75: US$13.8 million (2015)[2]
Developed from Bombardier Learjet 40 and Bombardier Learjet 45

The Learjet 70/75 is a Learjet development program by Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. The light business jet is being developed in anticipation of business aircraft recovery predicted by Bombardier.[3] These models feature new avionics, winglets and powerful engines that use less fuel.[3]

The airframe is based on the Learjet 40 and 45 models with modifications to improve performance. Canted winglet design was incorporated from the Bombardier Global 7000/8000.[4] The Learjet 75 received its type certificate from the FAA on 14 November 2013 and deliveries began shortly thereafter.[5][6] This delay in certification caused Bombardier's overall deliveries to fall below expectations and cancellations of aircraft orders.[7]

Specifications (Learjet 75)[edit]

Data from Bombardier[8]

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
  • Range: 2,040 nmi (2,348 mi; 3,778 km)
  • 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. ^ "Bombardier Marks Major Milestone with Delivery of 75th Learjet 75 Aircraft to Aurora Jet Partners". bombardier.com. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Business Jets Specification and Performance Data" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation. Aviation Week. May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press. "Bombardier preparing for light business aircraft recovery with Learjet upgrades". 680News. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  4. ^ Robert Wall and Fred George (21 May 2012). "Special Delivery". Aviation Week and Space Technology: 20. 
  5. ^ Wichita Eagle (2013). "Learjet 75 get FAA certification". Retrieved 15 Nov 2013. 
  6. ^ Aviation Week (2013). "As New BizJets Advance, Bombardier Looks Ahead". Retrieved 3 Dec 2013. 
  7. ^ Warwick, Graham (January 20, 2014). "Bombardier Misses Delivery Target; Orders Fall". AWIN First. Penton. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ Bombardier (2012). "Bombardier LearJet 75" (PDF). Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

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