Since its introduction in 2004, the Bombardier Learjet 40 has proven itself as a popular choice in the light jet category. In comparison to its predecessor, Learjet 31A, the Learjet 40 offers an impressive list of upgrades. Among these improvements are a longer range, greater passenger capacity, and the ability to achieve shorter takeoff distances in hotter weather conditions and at higher altitudes. Most light jets, including the Learjet 31A, are unable to climb or cruise at the same speed as a Learjet 40. The Learjet 40 combines the great amenities that a light jet offers with an increased size comparable to a midsize jet. Fuel capacity is also increased, which allows the jet to travel seamlessly without stops from New York to Chicago or from Nantucket to Orlando.
Learjet 40 Features
There is a sleek and spacious design to the Learjet 40’s interior. The cabin measures 17.77 feet long, 4.92 feet high, and 5.1 feet wide, making it one of the largest in its class. The business jet accommodates up to seven passengers in its cabin with a refreshment center and coat closet. For maximum comfort, the interior is equipped with swivel chairs that can recline. The swivel chairs are arranged in a forward club-four configuration and two forward-facing seats. Additional amenities included in the cabin are fold-out tables, a large lavatory with a sink, a belted flushing toilet, and a 15-cubic-foot wardrobe.
This business jet offers 50 cubic feet of external baggage space, as well as 15 cubic feet of internal baggage space which you can access during flight.
The Learjet 40 is equipped with dual Honeywell TFE731-20AR-1B engines, which enable the aircraft to reach speeds of up to 436 ktas and produce 35,000 pounds of thrust per engine. These engines allow the jet to reach high speeds while maintaining a low fuel consumption.
The business jet can hold up to 5,375 lbs. of fuel, so you can travel longer distances with fewer stops. The aerodynamic design configuration, as well as the efficient engines, allow for reduced fuel consumption. In addition, landing is smooth and easy with the implementation of carbon brakes and wing spoilers.
The Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics system is installed within the Learjet 40. A GPS receiver and UNS-1E management system are located in the cockpit to help guide the pilot during flight. In addition, the cockpit features an advanced flight control system, which dramatically helps reduce the possibility of engine malfunction. Four strategically positioned cathode ray tube displays make the display even more pilot-friendly.