The Learjet is quite a contender in the competitive private jet market. Its cruise speed, cabin space, and technological advancements are greater than other light private jets. It has excellent range/payload flexibility and climbs quickly to elevations far above most air traffic and bad weather. Its range allows for nonstop flights from Chicago to San Francisco or from Singapore to Hong Kong — trips that few other light private jets could complete. Released in 2006, the Learjet 40XR is a version of the 40 and the larger 45, with improvements in hot-and-high performance, climb rates and estimated time en route.
Private Jet Photo Bombardier Learjet 40XR interiorThe Learjet 40XR’s cabin is highly competitive in its class. It stretches to a length of 17.7 feet, a width of 5.1 feet, and a height of 4.9 feet, totaling a cabin volume of 363 cubic feet. A typical configuration seats six passengers in a club plus two arrangements. The external baggage compartment can store 50 cubic feet of baggage and there is an additional 15 cubic feet interior storage, a forward closet, and refreshment center.
The Learjet 40XR also performs well while in the air. Its average can cruise as fast as 453 ktas (.81 Mach). It can fly up to 1,617 nautical miles nonstop and take off in 5,090 feet at high altitudes. Even when loaded to its maximum takeoff weight of 21,000 pounds, it can take off in just 4,680 feet from a sea level runway. It takes 15 minutes to climb to FL370.