Bombardier Learjet 40XR

2005 - 2012


6 Pax


1,780 Nautical Miles

Cruise Speed

460 Knots


51,000 Feet

Fuel Burn

212 GPH

Key Facts

  • The Bombardier Learjet 40XR is a light jet manufactured by Bombardier between 2005 and 2012.
  • The Bombardier Learjet 40XR is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-20BR engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 212 Gallons per Hour.
  • Capable of cruising at up to 460 knots, the Bombardier Learjet 40XR can fly non-stop for up to 1780 nautical miles.
  • The aircraft can carry up to 6 passengers.
  • The Bombardier Learjet 40XR has an estimated hourly charter price of $3250, with a new list price of $11 million at the time of manufacture.

Overview & History

The Learjet 40XR is an upgraded version of the Learjet 40 with improvements in hot-and-high performance, climb rates, and faster long-range cruise speeds resulting in a range of more than 240 nm. The increases are due to the upgraded Honeywell “BR” engines from the “AR” used on the Learjet 40.

As of February 2018, 70% of Learjet 40XR aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 30% new. 10.8% are for sale with the majority of those (90%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average time on the market is 275 days.

Derived from the Lear 45, the Learjet 40 and 40XR are 24.5 inches shorter and have a maximum take-off weight that is 150 lbs. lighter. These two characteristics increase performance and lower operational costs. The Lear 40 aircraft received FAA certification in July 2003, as an amendment to the Type Certification of the Lear 45, and ended production in 2009. The Learjet 40XR went into operation in 2005 and ended production in 2012. A total of 93 Learjet 40XR aircraft have been manufactured with all of them currently in operation


Bombardier Learjet 40XR Performance

Two Honeywell TFE731-20BR engines power the Learjet 40XR each offering 3,500 pounds of thrust and using 212 gallons per hour (GPH). The Learjet 40 also outperforms the competition while in the air. Its long-range cruise speed is 428 ktas (.79 Mach) but can cruise as fast as 457 ktas(.81 Mach). It can fly up to 2,248 miles (1,954 nautical miles) nonstop and take off in 4,330 feet at high altitudes. Its runway capabilities at sea level are less than 3,400 pounds. Even when loaded to its maximum takeoff weight of 20,350 pounds, it can take off in just 4,250 feet from a sea-level runway.

Despite the high speeds of the Learjet 40, its fuel consumption remains relatively economical due to an aerodynamic design (cutting down on drag) and two fuel-efficient Honeywell TFE731-20AR-1B engines.


Bombardier Learjet 40XR Interior

Like other Bombardier products, it has a luxurious interior. The Learjet 40’s cabin is, to the pleasure of its marketing department, the biggest of its class. It stretches to a length of 17.7 feet, a width of 5.1 feet, and a height of 4.9 feet, totaling a cabin volume of 363 cubic feet. There are seats available for seven passengers, and baggage compartments that can store 65 cubic feet of baggage.

There is space for up to seven passengers including belted lavatory seat, forward club seats with two aft forward-facing seats with executive foldout tables. Forward galley and standard lavatory located aft of the main cabin. The cabin is about 20% larger than that of the competitors, and the flat floor allows the passengers to move comfortably throughout the airplane. The enclosed lavatory is equipped with a mirror, sink, and faucet plus in-cabin storage space.



The Honeywell Primus 1000 digital avionics suite is certainly up to par with the high-performing jet; its four cathode ray tube screens are located at logical positions on the control panel. The designers of the Learjet 40 paid a lot of attention to arranging the avionics in an easy-to-use, logical layout, ultimately making the pilot’s job easier – and each flight safer.

Other details, such as carbon brakes and wing spoilers, provide soft landings, and “delta fins” on the vertical stabilizer increase stability, allowing for better control in stalls. The Learjet 40 meets the FAA’s rigorous part 25 safety requirements, as well as the FAR-36 noise levels (74.4 EPNdB on takeoff).


Bombardier Learjet 40XR Charter Cost

This jet is one of the most economical jets available for charter flights from and to New York, with a wide range of availability in several major aviation markets. The cost to charter a Learjet 40 starts at around $3,400 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 Cost

The acquisition cost for the Learjet 40 typically ranges from $11 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 a year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc. The price of a pre-owned aircraft can be within $7 million. You can find many sellers currently on different websites.

In-Depth Figures


Range: 1,780 nm

Cruise Speed: 460 knots

Ceiling: 51,000 feet

Take Off Distance: 4,250 feet

Landing Distance: 2,430 feet


Exterior Length: 16.92 metres

Exterior Height: 4.3 metres

Wingspan: 14.57 metres

Interior Length: 5.39 metres

Interior Width: 1.55 metres

Interior Height: 1.49 metres

Interior/Exterior Ratio: 32%


Number of Passengers: 6

Cabin Noise Levels: N/A dB

Cabin Altitude: feet

Estimated Price Per Hour: $3,250

Purchase Price: $11 million


Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell

Engine Model: TFE731-20BR

Fuel Burn: 212 Gallons per Hour


Baggage Capacity: 50 Cubic Feet

Baggage Weight: lbs

Max Take Off Weight: 21,000 lbs

Range Map

Bombardier Learjet 40XR Range Map