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Learjet 40

Charter a Private Flight on the Lear 40 or Lear 40XR

Charter or purchase a jet card on the Learjet 40, a high-performance, 6-passenger light jet from Bombardier Aerospace.

Lear 40 charter

The Lear 40 was a welcome and worthy replacement for Bombardier’s Lear 31a model, incorporating several performance and comfort improvements from the Lear 45 model, including a shorter fuselage (24 1/2″) and two “AR” engines (Honeywell TFE731-20AR).

The upgraded Learjet 40XR model was introduced in October 2004, offering increased takeoff weight, higher cruise performance, and faster climb rates compared to the original.

For availability, hourly rates, and pricing on Learjet 40 / 40XR, request a quote or call us directly at +1 (888) 987-5387.

Key Features

  • Enclosed Lavatory
  • 1,500+ Nautical Mile Range
  • Fast Cruise Speed of Mach 0.81

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Lear 40 / 40XR Pricing, Performance, & Specifications

The cost to charter a Learjet 40 starts at around $3,500 an hour*, and will vary based on year of make, model (40/40XR), availability, amenities, re-positioning, scheduling, routing, passengers, luggage totals, and other factors. Call or email us to recieve a free quote with all-inclusive pricing.

  • Production: 2003 – 2009 / 40XR: 2005-2012
  • Avg. Year of Model: 2006
  • Hourly Rate: $3,150 – $4,300*
  • MSRP: $10.8 million
  • Pre-Owned Cost: $2 million (40XR)

Specifications (Lear 40)

  • Crew: 2 (minimum)
  • Length: 55 ft 6 in (16.93 m)
  • Wingspan: 47 ft 9 in (14.56 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 1 in (4.31 m)
  • Wing Area: 311 sq ft (29 sq m)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 21,000 lbs (9,545 kg)
  • Max Payload: 2,305 lbs (1,047 kg)
  • Engines: 2x Honeywell TFE731-20AR w/ 3500 lbs each (-20BR in the Lear 40XR)


  • Cruise Speed: 526 mph (457 kn; 852 km/h)
  • Maximum Speed: Mach .81 (534 mph; 464 kn; 865 km/h)
  • Long Range Cruise Speed: 489 mph; 425 kn; 793 km/h)
  • Climb Rate: 2,820 ft/min
  • Runway: 4,330 ft (takeoff) / 2,324 ft (landing)
  • Range (Seats Full): 1,552 nmi (1,786 mi, 2,895 km)
  • Max Range: 1,692 nmi (1,947 mi, 3,156 km)
  • Service Ceiling: 51,000 ft


  • Seating: 6-7 passengers
  • Cabin Height: 4 ft 9 in (1.5 m)
  • Cabin Width: 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
  • Cabin Length: 19 ft 8 in (6.02 m)
  • Cabin Volume: 368 cu ft
  • Internal Baggage Capacity: 15 cu ft
  • External Storage: 50 cu ft

Aircraft Details

Charter your next private flight in a Lear 40. This light jet is quite a contender in the competitive private jet market. Its cruise speed, cabin space, and technological advancements are greater than other light private jets.

The Bombardier Learjet 40 XR business jet is a cost-effective charter solution. Its cruise speed of Mach 0.81 is faster than any other aircraft in its class. The Learjet 40 combines speed with charter efficiency for private charter flights up to 4 hours in duration.

93 Learjet 40XRs were produced, and all remain in service as of early 2019. More than 9 in 10 Learjet 40XRs are based in the Western Hemisphere, with 76% in North America, and 18% in South America.

Purchase a Learjet 40

Air Charter Advisors offers aircraft sales & acquisition services for individuals and business groups interested in purchasing or selling a Bombardier Learjet 40. This light jet originally carried a price tag of $8 million for the original and just over $10 million for the 40XR.

The cost of ownership for the Lear 40 across 200 hour of flight time carries an annual budget of nearly $800k, with around $385k in fixed costs and $415k in operating/variable costs. This results in operating costs of around $2,100 an hour, or approximately $9.50 per mile.

Pre-owned models are available for between $1.5 million and $1.8 million, and our team offers access to aircraft both on and off market. Call or email us for more details about buying a Bombardier Learjet 40, or for help selling your current aircraft.

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Lear 40 Jet Charter Services, Sales, and Management

Need to book a Bombardier Learjet 40 for your next private flight? Purchasing your own light jet or joining a fractional program? Looking to become a jet card member? No matter what type of traveler you are, Air Charter Advisors is your complete source for jet charters, sales, and management on the Learjet 40/40XR. Call our brokers at 1-888-987-5387 or contact us with any questions or to request more information.

* Average hourly rates vary depending on make, model and year; amenities, routing and scheduling/availability, and do not include fuel, taxes, crew charges, ramp, hangar, FBO, overnights, daily minimums, taxes, international fees, catering, ground transport, or de-icing. If you would like an accurate quote, please call or email. Pictures are for example only. The age, color, interior layout, hourly rates, specifications, dimensions may all vary between aircraft. All images copyrighted and provided courtesy of Bombardier unless noted otherwise.