Bombardier Learjet 70: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

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A buyer’s guide to the Bombardier Learjet 70 range of business jets.

The Learjet was launched in 2012 and will replace the Learjet 40 upon its entrance into the market.

The Bombardier Learjet 70 was launched alongside the Learjet 75 at EBACE 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland on the 14 May. The Learjet 70 should be able to fly 2,060 nautical miles at around 500 miles per hours and be able to carry a maximum of seven passengers with two flight crew. Non-stop flights like Moscow to Casablanca, Chicago to Mexico City or Singapore to Hong Kong are possible. The Learjet 70 effectively will replace the Learjet 40.

At the Farnborough Airshow, Ralph Acs gave an update about the programme, saying it was on track and that the first two aircraft are flying with the new Vision Flight Deck. Completed fuselage sections are ready for shipping to Wichita for completion.

Hard facts

Range: 2,371 miles/3,815 kms/2,060 nautical miles
Typical passengers: 6 (typical) 7 (high density)
Typical crew: 2
Cabin space: 410 ft3 (11.61m3)
High Speed Cruise: 535 mph/860 kmph/mach 0.81
Recommended cruise: 497 mph/801 kmph/mach 0.75
Competitor aircraft: Learjet 60XR, Learjet 75, Learjet 85, Challenger 300, Citation X, Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Gulfstream G150, G200, G250, Hawker 850XP, 900XP, 4000
How much does a new Learjet 70 cost? $11.0m
Hourly operating cost:
First delivery: 2014 (first flight expected in 2013)
World fleet:
Fractional operators include: Flexjet
Aircraft manufacturer: Bombardier
Engine manufacturer: Honeywell
Engine type (number): TFE731-40BR (2)

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