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Bombardier Learjet 40

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30th August 2021
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The Learjet is a light business jet developed from the designs of Bill Lear, it entered production in 1963 and has become the worlds best selling range of corporate aircraft.

The Learjet 40 is a light short/medium range business jet derived from the Learjet 45. The 40 has a fuselage shortened by 2 feet, and had improved engines. The basic 40 has already been upgraded to the 40XR standard, with better all-round performance.

Summary data for Bombardier Learjet 40 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA200212012024 - 6


2 x Honeywell TFE 731 (3500 - 4750 lbf) turbofan engines.

The basic 40 uses the TFE731-20AR, the 40XR uses the 731-20BR, both rated at 3500lb thrust.


Dimensions for Bombardier Learjet 40 -
Length55 ft. 7 in.
Wing Span47 ft. 9 in.
Height14 ft. 9 in.
Empty Weight13,630 lbs.
Max Weight21,000 lbs.


Performance of Bombardier Learjet 40 -
Max Speed464 kts (Performance figures for the 40XR)
Cruise Speed457 kts
Ceiling51,000 ft.
Normal Range1,520nm
Max Range1,732nm (Max payload with reserves.)

Updated 6th December 2008

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