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Learjet 40

Learjet 40
Eurojet Italia Learjet 40 (I-ERJE)
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace
First flight August 31, 2002
Introduction January 2004
Produced 2002-present
Unit cost
US$ 9,500,000
Developed from Learjet 45

The Learjet 40 (LJ40) is a light business jet produced by Bombardier Aerospace.


  • Design and development 1
  • Specifications (Learjet 40) 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Design and development

A Flexjet Learjet 40

The Learjet 40 is derived from the Learjet 45, but with a shorter fuselage (by 24.5 inches/60 cm), and is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-20AR engines. These are known as the "AR" engines. The 40 model takes place of discontinued light Learjet 31a in Learjet model line, with several welcome performance and comfort improvements taken from 45 model.

The prototype aircraft, a rebuilt Model 45, first flew on August 31, 2002, and the first production aircraft performed its maiden flight on September 5, 2002. Both flights took place from the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The LJ40 entered into service in January, 2004.[1]

The Learjet 40XR is an upgraded version introduced in October, 2004, offering higher takeoff weights, faster cruise speeds and faster time-to-climb rates as compared to the LJ40. The increases are due to the upgrading of the engines to the TFE731-20BR configuration. These are the "BR" engines. LJ40 owners can upgrade their aircraft through the incorporation of several service bulletins.[2]

Specifications (Learjet 40)

Cirrus Aviation Learjet 40 (D-CNIK)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (minimum)
  • Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Length: 55.56 ft (16.93 m)
  • Wingspan: 47 ft 9 3/8 in (14.56 m)
  • Height: 14.13 ft (4.31 m)
  • Wing area: 311.6 ft ² (28.95 m²)
  • Loaded weight: 13,633 lb (6,200 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 21,000 lb (9,545 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell TFE731-20AR or -20BR in the Lear 40XR turbofan engines, 3500 lb (15.56 kN) each
  • Cabin Height: 4.9 ft (1.5 m)
  • Cabin Width: 5.1 ft (1.55 m)
  • Cabin Length: 19.75 ft (6.02 m)
  • Cabin Volume: 368 ft³ (10.42 m³)
  • Door Height: 4.8 ft (1.46 m)
  • Door Width: 2.5 ft (0.76 m)
  • Baggage Volume Internal: 15 ft³ (0.425 m³)
  • Baggage Volume External: 50 ft³ (1.42 m³)
  • Maximum Landing Weight: 19,200 lb (8,727 kg)
  • Usable Fuel: 5,325 lb (2,420 kg)
  • Payload with Full Fuel: 993 lb (451 kg)
  • Maximum Payload: 2,305 lb (1,047 kg)


  • Maximum speed: 464 kn (Mach .81) (534 mph, 865 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 457 kn (526 mph, 852 km/h)
  • Range: 1,692 nmi (1,947 mi, 3,156 km)
  • Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (15540 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,820 ft/min (14.32 m/s)
  • Long Range Cruise Speed: 425 kn (489 mph, 793 km/h)
  • Range - Seats Full: 1,552 nmi (1,786 mi, 2,895 km)
  • Balance Field Length: 4,285 ft (1,306 m)
  • Landing Distance (Factored): 4,442 ft (1,354 m)
  • Rate of Climb - One Engine Out: 710 ft/min (3.6 m/s)
  • One Engine Inoperative Service Ceiling at Maximum Weight: 27,000 ft (8,200 m)

See also

Related lists


  1. ^ Specifications from Flug-Revue
  2. ^ Wings over Kansas"Bombardier Aerospace Launches Learjet 40XR High Performance Light Jet." from

External links

  • Bombardier Learjet website
  • Year of Learjet website
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