Learjet 35

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Learjet 35
DRF Learjet 35A D-CAVE.jpg
Learjet 35 of the DRF air rescue
Type: Business jet
Design country:

United StatesUnited States United States


Learjet / Bombardier Aerospace

First flight:

22nd August 1973


July 1974

Production time:

1974 to 1994

Number of pieces:


When Learjet 35 is a twin-engine business aircraft in low-wing design .

development and construction

The aircraft has a two-person cockpit and a cabin for up to eight passengers who are accommodated in the 1 + 1 seating arrangement. The first flight of the Learjet 35 took place on August 22, 1973. In advance, a factory machine of the Learjet 25 used for testing purposes was equipped on the starboard side with a 15.6 kN (3500 lbf) TFE731-2 turbofan engine, with the CJ610 remaining on the other side. This flying engine test bench had its maiden flight on May 21, 1971, followed on January 4, 1973 by a fully retrofitted Learjet 25. The Learjet 35 is based on the 25E and 25F variants of the Learjet 25, with length and wingspan slightly increased and the turbojet engines against fuel-efficient ones Turbofan engines were replaced. The initial name of the new model was therefore also Learjet 26.

The Learjet 36 is identical in construction, but is intended for a longer range and has only six passenger seats. This development became a great commercial success because the engines were quiet and very economical. In 1976 the model was further developed into the Learjet 35A, which has a slightly higher take-off weight . A total of 675 series machines of the Learjet 35 model were built and then replaced in 1994 by the further developed Learjet 31A . By 2003, 46 machines were lost in accidents.

A military variant of the Learjet 35A is the Learjet C-21, of which the American National Guard has ordered 84 pieces. You are in the transport phase.

Military users

ArgentinaArgentina Argentina
BoliviaBolivia Bolivia
BrazilBrazil Brazil
ChileChile Chile
FinlandFinland Finland
JapanJapan Japan
MexicoMexico Mexico
NamibiaNamibia Namibia
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
ThailandThailand Thailand
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
United StatesUnited States United States


Technical specifications

Parameter Learjet 35A data
crew 2
Passengers maximum 8
length 14.83 m
span 12.04 m
height 3.73 m
Max. Takeoff mass 8,300 kg
Top speed 872 km / h
optimal cruising speed 774 km / h
Service ceiling 13,715 m
Range 4,070 km
Engines two Honeywell TFE731-22B turbofan engines, each 15.6 kN

See also


  • John WR Taylor (Ed.): Jane's All The World's Aircraft - 1978-79 . McDonald and Jane's Publishers, London 1978, pp. 332 f.

Web links

Commons : Learjet 35  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. One Thousand Learjets ... and a Longhorn or two! . In: AIR International May 1980, p. 241 f.
  2. ^ Accident report Learjet 35 EC-DFA , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on August 2, 2020.