Learjet 36A

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Light Jets
Bombardier Aviation
Estimated Hourly Cost
Take-Off Distance
4,784 ft / 1,458 m
Landing Distance
3,309 ft / 1,009 m
2,857 nm / 3,288 mi / 5,291 km
Max Cruise Speed
460 kt / 529 mph / 851 km/h
Cruising Altitude
47,000 ft / 14,326 m
Cabin Altitude
8,000 ft / 2,438 m
Cabin Height
4 ft 4 in / 1.32 m
Cabin Width
4 ft 11 in / 1.49 m
Cabin Length
10 ft 6 in / 3.20 m
Baggage Capacity
27 cu ft / 0.76 cu m

Requested Routes

Sugar Land Regional Airport, Sugar Land, TX (SGR / KSGR) to Long Beach Airport / Daughter Field, Long Beach, CA (LGB / KLGB)

Midland Airpark, Midland, TX (MDD / KMDD) to West Michigan Regional Airport, Holland, MI (BIV / KBIV)

Hilton Head Island Airport, Hilton Head, SC (HHH / KHXD) to Cincinnati Municipal / Lunken Field Airport, Cincinnati, OH (LUK / KLUK)


The Learjet 36 is a Model 35 with the rear bench seat removed to make space for an auxiliary fuel tank with a capacity of 1,200 pounds. The extra fuel boosted the Learjet 36’s range up almost 500 nautical miles, allowing it to fly nonstop from coast to coast. Customers quickly realized that a Learjet 35 flying at high cruise and making only one refueling stop could beat the 36 by 20 minutes from Los Angeles to New York. In comparison to 609 Model 35s, just 43 Learjet 36s were delivered.The Learjet 36A is based on the Learjet 25 airframe, with a 1-foot length increase and a 2-foot wingtip increase outboard of the ailerons. Honeywell TFE 731 engine research and development promised reduced noise levels and fuel usage compared to the GE engines used in the Learjet 25 series, the 35/36 series was introduced in 1973 making its first delivery in 1974. Shortly after the 36 series was introduced, they would release a variant, the Learjet 36A with upgraded engines and improved avionics. Arnold Palmer, the legendary American Golfer, was on board when the Learjet 36 set a new around-the-world class speed record of 22,894 miles (36,990 km) in 57 hours, 25 minutes, and 42 seconds in 1976!

Because the Learjet 36A is designed for long-range operations, it has a six-passenger layout rather than the eight-passenger layout seen on the Learjet 35A, comfortably accommodating 4 adults under 6 feet tall. A refreshment center is usually built along the port sidewall, whereas the forward cabin’s lavatory is located on the starboard side, opposite the door. Please note, in most Learjet 36’s this is considered an “emergency lavatory”. The seat near the flight deck converts into a small lavatory with a curtain The cabin has a volume of 228 cubic feet (6.46 cubic meter) and measures 10 feet 6 inches (3.2m) long, 4 feet 11 inches (1.49m) wide, and 4 feet 4 inches (1.32m) tall and with a floor width of 3.0 feet (0.91m). It also has a reduced baggage capacity of 27 cubic feet (0.76 cu m).

Two Garrett AiResearch TFE731 turbofan engines are used, each engine producing 3,500 pounds of thrust. It consumes 173 gallons of gasoline every hour. On a typical day, the Learjet 36A requires only 4,972 feet (1,516 m) of runway to take off at sea level. This take-off requirement rises to 10,100 feet (3,079m) at an airport with a 5,000-foot elevation. The Learjet 36A requires only 3,309 feet (1,009 m) to land with four passengers on board and only 2,750 feet with a light payload. Its range with four passengers and max fuel and reserves is 2,550 nautical miles (2,935 miles / 4,723 km).The maximum certified service ceiling of this private business jet is 45,000 feet (13,716 m), and the maximum range is 2,857 nm (3,288 mi / 5,291 km). In a long-range cruise configuration, the Learjet 35A has a long-range cruising speed of 424 knots (488 mph / 785 km/h) at an altitude of 43,000 feet (13,106 m) for a journey to another location. In a high-speed cruise configuration, this private business jet has a maximum cruise speed of 460 knots (529 mph / 851 km/h) at an altitude of 41,000 feet (12,497 m) for a faster journey.

From the analog displays of the early model years to the digital cockpits of subsequent years, the Learjet 36A flight deck has developed significantly through time. Collins nav/comm/ident radios were standard equipment on recent-year 36As, and a Collins EFIS package with right- and left-side primary flight displays, a large center multi-function display, color weather radar, and FMS was available as an option.

The Learjet 36A is a legendary aircraft with an incredibly reliable history and reputation as well as known for being a top performer. Built off of one of the most popular light jet platforms, this aircraft is a great option for 4 adult passengers under 6 feet tall for 2-3 hour flights. It will certainly get you there faster than any other light jet from its era. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Learjet 36A’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!

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