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BOMBARDIER | LJ40XR | LEARJET 40XR (2005-2012)
BRIEF HISTORY – LEARJET 40XR
The Learjet 40XR is an updated version of the Learjet 40 with enhanced hot-and-high performance, climb rates, longer-range cruising speeds, and more range. The Learjet 40 is a shorter variant to the Learjet 45 and has established itself as a popular choice in the light jet category since its launch. Taking its first flight on September 5th, 2002, less than a year later the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified the Learjet 40 in July 2003, with the first customer deliveries occurring in January 2004. Shortly after in October of 2004, Bombardier announced the Learjet 40XR, an upgraded version offering increased MTWO (max takeoff weight), increased cruise speeds, and climb rates. The Learjet 40’s engines, Honeywell “AR” engines have been upgraded to “BR ” which are more powerful. Bombardier would also retroactively incorporate the Honeywell “BR” engines to older models as well as any new Learjet 40 starting in 2006 to maintain compliance with a Bombardier service bulletin that was released. Effectively making all 40’s, 40XR’s now. Bombardier ceased manufacturing the 40XR in 2012 due decreased demand. Bombardier would replace the 40/45 series of aircraft in 2013 with the Learjet 70/75 series integrating design and technology from the Global 7500/8000. By 2016, production on the 70 model would be discontinued and in 2021 the 75 would follow.
CABIN COMFORTS – LEARJET 40XR
The cabin of the Learjet 40XR is refined and functional boasting an oval-shaped, flat-floor cabin that is almost 18 ft long, 4 ft 9 in height, and 5 ft 1in wide, making it one of the biggest cabins in its class and the only flat floor cabin as well. The cabin can comfortably accommodate up to six, with a small galley near the flight deck and coat closet. The aircrafts chairs swivel and recline to provide maximum comfort and versatility. They are configured as four club sets facing each other with two front-facing seats. The cabin also features fold-out tables, a certified belted lavatory including flushing toilet, a solid door, large sink, and a 15-cubic-foot closet. The Learjet 40 also has an exterior baggage capacity of 50 cubic feet, totaling 65 cubic feet. The airplane lacks an auxiliary power unit, and the cockpit controls the aircraft’s single-zone air conditioning. The interior features iPod connectivity and optional XM radio, CD and DVD players, as well as 12-inch front and aft passenger displays. Apart from the in-flight entertainment components, the 40XR’s interior features limited upgrades, with the exception of improved carpets, veneers, and plating.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE – LEARJET 40XR
The Learjet 40XR is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-20BR engines, each of which produces 3,500 pounds of thrust and consumes 212 gallons of fuel per hour (GPH). While outperforming its competition it has a long-range cruising speed of 432 kt (0.81 Mach), however it has a maximum cruise speed of 465 kt (.81 Mach). It has a maximum range 1,954 nm but with 4 passengers it is 1,808 nm and is capable of taking off in 4,680 feet and can land in 2,436 feet. At sea level, its runway capability is less than 3,400 pounds. Despite the Learjet 40XR’s high speeds, it is extremely fuel-efficient thanks to its aerodynamic design (which minimizes drag) and two fuel-efficient Honeywell TFE731-20BR engines.
FLIGHT DECK – LEARJET 40XR
The Honeywell Primus 1000 digital avionics suite is unquestionably suited to the task of controlling this high-performance jet; its four cathode ray tube displays are strategically positioned on the control panel. The Learjet 40’s designers meticulously placed the screens in an intuitive, logical layout of the avionics, therefore simplifying the pilot’s work – and making each flight safer. Four 8″ x 7″ Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) displays are included in this system, which also have the capability to show Engine Instrument and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) information. The flight deck was designed to minimize pilot effort by strategically placing each component to ease access and use. This suite is equipped with a Honeywell Primus 660 weather radar, an EGPWS with wind shear alert capability, a Universal Avionics UNS1E flight management system, a TCAS 2000, and twin Primus II navigation and communication systems.Other elements, such as carbon brakes and wing spoilers, contribute to the aircraft’s soft landings, while “delta fins” on the vertical stabilizer add stability and allow for improved control in stalls. The Learjet 40 complies with the FAA’s stringent Part 25 safety regulations, as well as FAR-36 noise restrictions (74.4 EPNdB on takeoff).
CHARTER A LEARJET 40XR
Bombardier implemented brilliant advances from the Learjet 45XR to the Learjet 40XR. While most of the upgrades came in terms of performance, the cabin was upgrade with multiple entertainment options to ensure you can remain connected or entertained throughout the entire flight. The Learjet 40XR is the perfect marriage between Learjet’s proven 31 platform and its powerful 45XR, providing top of class versatility easily outshining the previous Learjet 31 in every way while being more efficient than the 45XR. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Learjet 40XR’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!