Fly private on one of Bombardier’s most prolific high-speed midsize jets
Charter, lease, or purchase the Learjet 60, the successor to the Learjet 55 from Bombardier Aerospace, or the LearJet 60XR, an upgraded version of the Learjet 60, featuring a larger cabin, upgraded high-performance engines, improved efficiency, and longer range.
Able to comfortably fly 7-8 executives with a spacious interior and fully enclosed lav, the 60’s cabin was the largest in the Lear family when it debuted; the Bombardier Learjet 60XR adds a variety of performance upgrades including state-of-the-art avionics, improved aerodynamics, and increased range and speed to compete with any midsize jet in the sky.
Air Charter Advisors offers executive and private jet travelers access to Lear 60 and Lear 60XR based in your area, with a complete list of aviation services from bespoke charters to aircraft ownership. Call us at 888-987-JETS for more information on jet charter, jet cards, fractional programs, and ownership.
LearJet 60XR Key Features
- High-speed midsize jet
- Spacious, stand-up cabin with seating for 7
- Optimized aerodynamics and fuel efficiency
- Impressive climbing performance
- Flexible runway capabilities
Both models are available for private charter, however, most of the planes available are the original Learjet 60, as the XR’s continue to enter the charter market. Ideal for both executive and luxury travel, it makes for an ideal choice for high-speed flights across the country. Here are some of the most popular routes based on flight requests and aircraft positioning.
Originally certified in 1993, the LearJet 60 ended production in 2007 after more than 300 aircraft were delivered, and it was one of the most popular midsize jets of it’s era.
Many of the aircraft are still in service today, utilized by operators and fractional jet companies around the world, as well as government and military missions; the FAA operates six Lear 60’s to perform airborne inspections of navigational facilities.
Bombardier launched the new LearJet 60XR in 2005, and deliveries began in 2007 after it was certified. The 60 XR is Bombardier’s final version of its legacy aircraft featuring Bill Lear’s famous adaption of the FFA P-16 Swiss military aircraft; Bombardier Aerospace chose an all-new design for the newer Learjet 85.
Overall, the 60XR maintains Learjet’s reputation as a proven model for comfort, versatility, reliability, and high-speed performance in the midsize jet market, however, it’s not as competitive in cabin size and range as the original.
Although the 60XR’s improved design allows a maximum capacity of nine passengers, it’s optimized for maximum comfort and luxury with seven passengers on-board. Comfortable first-class club seating, an enclosed lavatory, hideaway worktables, and plenty of legroom ensure a comfortable flight.
The interior of the 60XR is available in Signature Series Red and Black designs, both offering increased functionality, soft color schemes, dark wood veneers and a bigger galley.
Cabin dimensions measure 17′ 7″ long, 5′ 10″ wide, and 5′ 7″ high, and while that’s not the largest in it’s class, it’s a significant improvement over the 55 model, providing an addition 43 inches in length and 3 inches in width.
Additional improvements to the interior include a larger galley, increased luggage capacity to 59 cubic feet, flexible 5 floorplans (5 in total), and a cabin management system featuring control modules and ports for all your entertainment and productivity devices.
Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A turbofans, the LearJet 60XR delivers a range of 2,405 nautical miles (4,454 km) with 4 passengers and 2 crew, NBAA 100 nmi (190 km) reserves, and ISA. Despite its impressive comfort and versatility, the Learjet 60XR is best known for its impressive climb and runway performance.
The Bombardier Learjet 60XR has an impressive amount of thrust compared to the 55 series, and its climbing speed is faster than any midsize jet at a rate of 6,000 feet per minute, reaching 41,000 feet in just under 20 minutes at max take-off weight. Taking off only requires a 5,450 foot runway, and it can land using just 3,420 feet of runway, even at maximum takeoff weight, full fuel, and full passenger load.
Aerodynamic improvements include its distinct “ogive” winglet. The smoothing of pressure spikes between the wing and winglet result in significantly lower drag and improved efficiency. Additional upgrades to the Learjet 60 include Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 advanced avionics suite and three disc steel wheel brakes.
LearJet 60 | Pricing & Performance
The following hourly rates and pricing are examples based on previous trips, and vary based on model (60 or 60XR + amenities), availability, re-positioning, scheduling, routing, passenger and luggage amounts, and more. Contact Air Charter Advisors for the best deal on your private flight, including potential empty leg Learjets! Specs below are based on the 60XR.
- Year of Make: 2007 –
- Hourly Charter Rate: $3,500 – $4,500 *
- MSRP: $14,000,000
- Avg. Cruising Speed: 453 kts (521 mph)
- Maximum Speed: 621 mph (0.81 mach)
- Maximum Range: 2,405 nautical miles
Contact ACA | LearJet 60 Private Jet Charter, Sales, and Management
Our private jet charter brokers offer a complete range of private aviation services on the Bombardier LearJet 60XR midsize jet. Contact us at 888-987-JETS (5387) for everything from on-demand/ASAP aircraft rentals and 25/50/100 jet cards, to fractional and individual ownership, aircraft sales, and management & marketing services.
* Average hourly rates are examples and vary depending on make, model and year; amenities, routing and scheduling/availability, and do not include fuel, taxes, or re-positioning. All images copyrighted and provided courtesy of Bombardier Aerospace unless noted otherwise.