|Bombardier Learjet 60|
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The aircraft is a further development of the Learjet 55 with a longer fuselage, better aerodynamics ( winglets ) and more powerful engines. 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 maiden flight of a Learjet 60 took place in June 1991 and it was approved by the FAA in 1993.
In the late 1990s, sales fell and an improved version called the Learjet 60 SE was developed. These were sold from 2004 starting with the serial number 266. This version was also revised again and offered as Learjet 60 XR from 2007. The first LJ60XR had the serial number 294, but further "SE" and "Classic" variants were produced in decreasing numbers.
The Learjet 60 XR got improved avionics (Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 and Collins FMS) as well as some improvements in the cabin. It had its maiden flight on April 3, 2006 and has been in service since July 2007. At the end of 2008 it was announced that the European business charter company Jet Republic was planning to purchase 110 machines (25 firm orders and 85 options) of this type valued at 1.5 billion US dollars, the first of which should be delivered in October 2009. However, this order was canceled because the company could not raise the necessary capital.
In 2012 the production of the Learjet 60 was suspended and in 2013 it was completely discontinued.
|Hull diameter||1.95 m|
|Cabin length||5.40 m|
|Max. Cabin height||1.75 m|
|Max. Cabin width||1.81 m|
|Max. Takeoff mass||10,660 kg|
|Max. Landing mass||8,845 kg|
|Take-off run||1,660 m (NN, ISA, MGTOW)|
|Landing runway||1,040 m (NN, ISA, MLW)|
|Top speed||860 km / h|
|optimal cruising speed||780 km / h|
|maximum cruising speed||859 km / h|
|Service ceiling||15,545 m|
|Range||4,625 km (with IFR reserve and 4 passengers)|
|Engines||two Pratt & Whitney 305A with 20.46 kN each|
- Data sheet (PDF file; 1.7 MB)
- Type certification of the LEARJET Model 60 - EASA-TCDS-A.212 (PDF; 439 kB)
- bombardier.com: 400th Learjet 60 XR Aircraft Enters Service with Cinépolis ( Memento of April 5, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), press release of February 29, 2012
- FlugRevue February 2009, pp. 36–38, New charter company Jet Republic
- FliegerRevue October 2009, p. 8, Jet Republic at the end