Learjet 24 Learjet 25
The Learjet 24 is a twin engine, light business jet for four to six passengers. The Learjet 25 is a stretched version of the Learjet 24 and can accommodate up to eight passengers. The Learjet family began with the Learjet 23 six seat model in 1963 and the line continues today with the latest offering, the Learjet 85. In the 1950’s Bill Lear used the design of a Swiss Fighter jet (FFA P-16) as a starting point for developing a passenger version for use as a private jet. The manufacturing plant for his proposed jet was moved to Wichita, Kansas and production began in 1962. In 1963, the LearJet Corporation first flew the LearJet Model 23, and first delivery of a LearJet 23 was a year later. Over the next few years Lear developed an improved version of the 23 and in 1966, announced the LearJet 24.
The most significant change introduced in the Learjet 24 was the redesign of the aircraft to accept up to the full 13,500 lbs maximum take-off weight permitted by the Federal regulations for passenger jets of that class. This was a full 1000 lbs greater than the Model 23. Other improvements included more powerful engines, extra cabin windows, auxillary fuel tanks. Other variants (e.g. 24A, B, C, D, E, and F) were co-launched or introduced later and they featured additional changes in range, take-off weight, cabin configurations, engines, and fuel tanks.
At about the same time the LearJet 24 was introduced, the the company launched a stretch version that they had had co-developed and produced, the Learjet 25. The Learjet 25 fuselage stretches an additional 4ft 2in, allowing flexibility for interior design and allowing seating for up to three additional passengers. As with the 24, subsequent variants (B, C, and D) were built improving range, fuel capacity, and other aspects.
The name Lear is almost synonomous with “private jet” and in the small cabin, light business jet category, the 24 and 25 outperform a number of their competitors and all of their predecessors. The Model 24 made important advances in power and performance and the Model 25 improved cabin size making both aircraft ideal for short length trips.
Technical specifications are as follows:
Learjet 24 and Learjet 25 are equipped with two General Electric CJ610-6 turbojet engines rated at 2,950 lb thrust.
Performance specifications are as follows:
- Learjet 24 has a maximum cruising speed of 519mph (835km/h). The maximum range for the aircraft with four passengers is 1433mi (2306km). WIth four passengers and maximum fuel plus reserves, the range is 1695 mi (2727km).
- Learjet 25 has a maximum cruising speed of 534 mph (859km/h). The maximum range for the aircraft with four passengers is 1617mi (2603 km). With four passengers and maximum fuel plus reserves, the range is 1767 mi (2853km).
Dimensions are as follows:
The Learjet 24 overall length is 43 ft 3 in (13.18 m) and the Learjet 25 length is 47 ft 7 in (14.50 m). For both jets, the height is 12 ft 3 in (3.73 m), wingspan is 35 ft 7 in (10.84 m) and wing area of 231.8 sq ft (21.53 m²). The baggage compartments can hold 40 cubic feet.
Weight specifications are as follows:
- The Learjet 24 empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 7,130lb (3,324kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 13,500lb (6,123kg). The maximum payload is 3000 lb (1,360 kg).
- The Learjet 25 empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 7,640 lb (3,645 kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 15,000 lb (6,804 kg). The maximum payload is 3000 lb (1,360 kg).
Interior specifications are as follows:
- The Learjet 24 cabin is 9 feet long, 4ft 10 in wide, and 4ft 8in high. The baggage compartment can hold 40 cubic feet. The standard configuration for five passengers arranged in two forward facing seats, one forward facing bench seat, and one side-facing seat behind the cockpit.
- The Learjet 25 cabin is 12ft 2 in long, 4ft 10 in wide, and 4ft 8in high. The interior baggage compartment can hold 40 cubic feet. The standard configuration is for six passengers arranged in four individual forward facing seats, and a full-width bench seat aft of these. Optional seating plans for 8 passengers.
Interior accommodations on the Learjet 24 and Learjet 25 include a lavatory, VIP or executive seating, fold-out tables, a small refreshment center and a baggage compartment. Some interiors may include additional workstations/tables, entertainment center, and additional cabin furniture.
The spacious cabin of the Learjet 25 allows the interior to be converted to several different configurations. For example, the Learjet 25C has an optional two bed sleeping compartment.
Compared to other light business jet series, The Learjet 24 and 25 are strong on utility, not necessarily luxury. But you can be assured that the Aut-Air fleet of jets are only equipped with the finest available interior accommodations and are meticulously maintained to perform executive transport with comfort, convenience, safety, and security.
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