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Bombardier Learjet 36A

1976 – 1984

Key Facts

  • The Bombardier Learjet 36A is a Light jet manufactured by Bombardier between 1976 and 1984.
  • The Bombardier Learjet 36A is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-2-2B engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 173 Gallons per Hour.
  • Capable of cruising at up to 451 knots, the Bombardier Learjet 36A can fly non-stop for up to 2290 nautical miles.
  • The aircraft can carry up to 4 passengers.
  • The Bombardier Learjet 36A has an estimated hourly charter price of $2700, with a new list price of $5.1 million at the time of manufacture.

Overview & History

The Learjet 36A represents a significant development in the long line of aircraft descended from Bill Lear’s original Lear 23, which first flew in October 1963.

While all of the 20-series Learjets were powered by turbojet engines, the current generation of turbofan-powered Learjets began in August 1973 with the first flight of the Model 35.

Equipped with a pair of Garrett AiResearch TFE 731 turbofans, the Learjet 35 began a new era of quiet, fuel-efficient operation in comparison to the turbojet aircraft of the previous decade.

The 35 and 36 were certificated with the same maximum takeoff weight, but the two are configured for different missions.

Of the two, the 36 is the long-range variant, with greater fuel capacity than the 35, but with seating limited to six passengers, while the 35 is optimized for eight passengers.

Both the 35 and 36 were granted FAA certification in July 1974. The 35A and 36A were introduced in 1976 and feature an increase in MTOW to 18,300 lbs.

Bombardier Learjet 36A Performance

This jet is powered by two Garrett TFE731-2-2B turbofan engines with 3,500 pounds of thrust.

It has an hourly fuel burn of 173 Gallons per Hour.

Capable of cruising at up to 451 knots, the Bombardier Learjet 36A can fly non-stop for up to 2290 nautical miles.

It has a maximum take-off weight of 18,300 lbs.

Bombardier Learjet 36A Interior

The Learjet 36A is optimized for long-range missions, and so is arranged for six passengers rather than the eight passenger layout normally found in the Learjet 35A.

A refreshment center is normally positioned along the port sidewall, while the rather small lavatory is located in the forward cabin on the starboard side, opposite the airstair door.

The Learjet 36A utilizes the same fuselage cross-section as previous Lears, with a cabin height of 4.3 ft. and cabin width of 4.9 ft.


Learjet 36A panels have evolved over the years from the analog displays of the early model years to the digital cockpits of later years.

Recent-year 36A’s featured Collins nav/comm/ident radios in duplicate as standard equipment and offered as optional equipment a Collins EFIS package with right- and left-side primary flight displays and a large center multi-function display, color weather radar, and FMS.

Bombardier Learjet 36A Charter Cost

The cost to charter this jet starts at around $2,800 an hour.

Hourly charter rates do not include all taxes, fuel, and other fees. Charter costs will vary based on year of make/model, schedule, routing, passenger & baggage totals, and other factors.

Purchase Price

The acquisition cost for this jet typically ranges from $5 million.

The price of a jet depends on the production year; it can also go above the given range if the production is new.

It will cost buyers around $1 million per year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc.

The price of a pre-owned example can be within $700k.






Range: 2,290 nm Number of Passengers: 8 Baggage Capacity: 27 Cubic Feet
Cruise Speed: 451 knots Cabin Pressure: 9.4 PSI Max Take-Off Weight: 18,300 lbs
Ceiling: 45,000 feet Cabin Altitude: 6,500 feet Max Landing Weight: 15,300 lbs
Take-Off Distance: 4,972 feet Production Start: 1976
Landing Distance: 2,075 feet Production End: 1984




Exterior Length: 48.7 feet Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell
Exterior Height: 12 feet Engine Model: TFE731-2-2B
Wingspan: 39 feet Fuel Burn: 173 Gallons per Hour
Interior Length: 10.5 feet
Interior Width: 4 feet
Interior Height: 4 feet
Interior/Exterior Ratio: 22%


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