Description

The Learjet 60 is an improved version of the Learjet 55, with a longer fuselage and more powerful turbofan engines. It first flew on 10 October 1990 and received FAA certification in January 1993. The modifications that converted the Learjet Model 55 into a Model 60 resulted from an aerodynamics improvement program and a need to increase the capacity of the Learjet product line. Several of these modifications were a first for Learjet, including an all-new inboard wing cuff added to the inboard sections of the “Longhorn” wing and an all-new wing-to-body fairing.
The Learjet 60 is notable for its time-to-climb performance, climbing to 41,000 feet (12,497 m) in 18.5 minutes at maximum weight. It also distinguished as the last legacy Learjet, using the wing that designer Bill Lear adapted from the Swiss military aircraft, the FFA P-16. Production of the Learjet 60 ended in 2007 after 314 aircraft had been built. The Learjet 60XR is the current model in production from Bombardier Aerospace.

Learjet 60

Technical Specifications

Exterior

  • Exterior Height: 14 ft 8 in
  • Wing Span: 43 ft 9 in
  • Length: 58 ft 8 in
  • External Baggage: 24 cu ft

Interior

  • Cabin Height: 5 ft 9 In
  • Cabin Width: 5 ft 11 In
  • Cabin Length: 17 ft 8 In
  • Cabin Volume: 453 cu ft
  • Door Height: 5 ft 3 In
  • Door Width: 2 ft
  • Internal Baggage: 24 cu ft

Occupancy

  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 8

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 23500 Lb
  • Max Landing Weight: 19500 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 14772 Lb
  • Empty Weight: 14640 Lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 7910 Lb
  • Payload W/Full Fuel: 1068 Lb
  • Max Payload: 2228 Lb

Range

  • Normal Range: 2186 nm
  • Max Range: 2418 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 51000 ft

Distances

  • Balanced Field Length: 5450 ft
  • Landing Distance: 5208 ft

Performance

  • Rate of Climb: 4,500 fpm
  • Climb Rate One Engine Inop: 714 fpm
  • Max Speed: 465 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 436 kts
  • Economy Cruise: 423 kts
  • Cost per Hour: $ 2,696.59

Power Plant

  • Engines: 2
  • Engine Mfg: Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Engine Model: PW305A