Overview & History
The Learjet 60XR, a mid-size cabin, medium-range business jet aircraft, is the largest of the Learjet family with new fuel-efficient engines, a wider, stretched fuselage, and a glass cockpit. Thrust reversers and single-point refueling are also standard equipment, and the aircraft features a full galley, together with an aft lav.
The Learjet 60XR fleet is evenly split in terms of whether they were purchased new or pre-owned. As of August 2015, 51% of the Learjet 60XR aircraft were purchased pre-owned by the current owners, the other 49%, new. 12.3% are currently for sale with the majority of those (71%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average number of days a Learjet 60XR remains on the market is 478.
The original Learjet 60 was announced in October 1990 as the replacement for the mid-size Model 55C, from which it derived several of its key features. Production of the Learjet 60 ended in 2007 following the completion of 316 deliveries. The Learjet 60XR was launched in 2005 and completed production in 2013. It has an upgraded cabin and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 advanced avionics suite.
Bombardier Learjet 60XR Performance
Featuring two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC305A engines each with 4,600 lbs of thrust, the Learjet 60XR has considerably more thrusting power than the 55 series. Its climbing speed is faster than any other midsize jet and can climb at a rate of 6,000 feet per minute.
Its maximum range of 2,405 nautical miles provides great flexibility for travelers looking for private transcontinental travel solutions.
The 60XR has a maximum cruise speed of 466 knots, which allows its passengers to reach their destinations as quickly and efficiently as possible. With a high certified flight ceiling of 51,000 feet, the 60XR is capable of avoiding most air traffic and weather conditions.
Strapping all these performance features into a tight value package, the Learjet 60XR still maintains excellent fuel economy due to its innovative and efficient design. The Learjet line has maintained a reputation for excellent performance in cost-effective solutions and this still holds true with the 60XR. If you are looking for a fast, high-performing, medium-range aircraft, the Learjet 60XR is the aircraft for you.
Bombardier Learjet 60XR Interior
To many travelers, the Learjet 60XR’s most notable improvement over its predecessors is its interior cabin atmosphere. Its cabin dimensions of 17′ 7″ length, 5′ 10″ width, and 5′ 7″ height may not be the largest in its class, but it is a significant improvement over its predecessor considering that it is 43 inches longer and 3 inches wider than the Learjet 55 series.
Although the business jet can carry a maximum capacity of nine passengers, it is optimized to transport seven passengers with maximum comfort and luxury. Comfortable club seating arrangements with first-class seats, retractable worktables, and ample legroom provide the aircraft with the foundation for a comfortable flight.
The upgrade also features many design improvements including increased storage space that can store 59 cubic feet of baggage, a larger galley, customizable floor plans, and a cabin management system, which allows for electronic power and control modules. Altogether, the Learjet 60XR is a significant upgrade across the board.
The 60XR was the latest aircraft to be fitted with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21, replacing Pro-Line 4. The ProLine 21 is a fully integrative avionics system with many key upgrades that include decreased weight, a 75% larger display area (four 8×10 inch screens), higher reliability, and more capabilities. Its Flight Management Systems interface includes electronic charting features.
The system makes operating the aircraft easier and more efficient.
Bombardier Learjet 60XR Charter Cost
The cost to charter this jet starts at around $3,850 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.
The acquisition cost for this jet typically ranges from $13 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 $1.1 million per year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc. The price of a pre-owned example can be within $3-8 million. There are numerous sellers available on various sites.