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Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) to Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA (OAK / KOAK)
Sioux Falls Regional Airport / Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, SD (FSD / KFSD) to Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, Panama (PTY / MPTO)
Chicago-Midway International Airport, Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) to Palm Springs International Airport, Palm Springs, CA (PSP / KPSP)
BRIEF HISTORY – LEARJET 60 / 60SE
BOMBARDIER LEARJET 60 (1991-1993) BOMBARDIER LEARJET 60SE (1993-2005)
The Learjet 60 is unmatched when it comes to pure climbing strength and agility. This aircraft does not simply take off—it’ll rocket you to its cruising altitude quicker than I can run a mile!The first Learjet 60 was unveiled in October 1990 as a successor for the mid-size Model 55C, from which several of the aircraft’s essential features were derived. The Learjet 60 first took flight in 1991 and Bombardier delivered its first 60 to its first customer in 1993. Over a decade later Bombardier announced an updated version, the Learjet 60SE. Introduced in 2004 to update and become standard for the Learjet 60. The SE package added comfort, design, and technical features such as luxury carpeting, wood veneer, plated trim, a 10-disc CD and DVD system with a crystal clear 15.1-inch forward cabin mounted monitor, a traffic collision-avoidance system, and an APU (auxiliary power unit) allows the cabin to be cooled off or heated up as well as power the aircraft prior to starting the engines on. The Learjet 60’s production ceased, including the 60SE in 2007 after 316 aircraft were delivered. The Learjet 60XR began production in 2005 and delivered in 2007 and was retired in 2013. Bombardier stated in February 2021 that it will cease manufacture of all new Learjet aircraft in 2021, but would continue to support and maintain existing aircraft.
CABIN COMFORTS – LEARJET 60 / 60SE
The Learjet 60’s rocket-like cabin consists of five executive slide/swivel seats, a two-place side-facing divan opposite the entry door, a modest forward galley with space for a microwave and an ice drawer, a forward closet, and an aft lavatory. The wardrobe closet provides 24 cubic feet of storage space inside the cabin; an equivalent quantity is available in the luggage compartment aft of the lavatory.The Learjet 60’s cabin is one of the largest in its class. It measures in at 17 feet 7 inches in length, 5 feet 7 inches in height, and stretches to a maximum width of 5 feet 9 inches with a floor width of 3 feet 9 inches. This Midsize Jet has a 48 cubic foot baggage compartment that can hold up to 1,110 pounds of stuff split between a forward and rear baggage compartment located in the aft lavatory that is fully enclosed with a solid door for privacy. The Learjet 60’s maximum cabin pressure differential of 9.4 psi enables it to maintain a sea level cabin altitude at a maximum altitude of 25,700 feet. Meaning at its certified ceiling of 51,000 feet, the cabin remains a comfortable pressure of 8,000 feet. With lower cabin altitude, you will arrive feeling much more refreshed and “jet lag” will be a thing of the past. Ten large windows surround the cabin that allow plenty of natural light into the cabin and open up the space but also create a relaxing atmosphere to bask it all in.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE – LEARJET 60 / 60SE
The Learjet 60 is rocketed to its cruising altitude by an incredibly strong pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada 305A engines mounted in the rear, each producing 4,600 pounds of thrust, giving this 23,500-pound MTOW (maximum takeoff weight) aircraft one of the highest thrust-to-weight ratios in its class. According to the Bombardier spec sheet, this aircraft can climb 4,500 feet per minute with both engines. Keep in mind this climb rate, it would not be comfortable for the passengers. The 60 will ascend to 41,000 feet in less than 20 minutes from sea level. It is just not a good idea to crack open a beverage before reaching cruise altitude—unless you want to wear it.The aerodynamics of the Lear 60 plays a significant role in its speed. NASA and Boeing Tranair computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software was employed for the first time in a Learjet; the software identifies locations on the jet that generate excessive drag, resulting in a 4% reduction in overall drag. A FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) system controls all engine functions electronically.
FLIGHT DECK – LEARJET 60 / 60SE
The Integrated Pro Line 4 avionics suite was chosen for the Learjet 60. Instrument information is shown on four 7.25-inch x 7.25-inch display screens, three of which serve as Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and one of which serves as a Multifunction Display (MFD). Flight controls are located adjacent to their appropriate instrumentation, which was designed with human factors principles in mind. AlliedSignal’s dual Global GNS-XMS flight management system (FMS), a TWR-850 Doppler turbulence detection radar, a dual Pro Line II communications and navigation radio system, and dual digital air computers are just a few of the avionics components included within this package.
CHARTER A LEARJET 60 / 60SE
The Learjet 60 was the fastest midsize jet of its time leaving its competitors in the dust while also boasting the fastest climb rates and high speed cruise speeds! These well appointed aircraft are perfect for flights around 3-4 hours while comfortably accommodating a group up to 6 passengers. With its spacious cabin, fully enclosed lavatory with a solid door, and generous galley, this aircraft is ready to transport you to new destinations! CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Learjet 60’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!