Learjet 85

Learjet 85 VIP Transport JetThe Learjet 85 is the latest Learjet and is also the largest with the widest and tallest cabin ever offered by Lear.  Due for its first deliveries in the summer of 2014, it blends the best of designs with the newest technology to make private flight safer and more convenient, as well as more comfortable, and luxurious.

The jet has most of its structures built in Bombardier’s newest facility in Mexico and the final assembly is done in the Wichita, Kansas facility which has been expanded in the past few years to accommodate that work.

Both the fuselage and wings are built of carbon composite and it is the first such jet built by Lear in its class.  The Learjet 85 also offers more interior space than any  Lear or other jet in its class; it actually fits between the midsize and super midsize classes.

The Learjet 85 aircraft cabin environment is innovative and inspiring.  The composite structure affords use of thinner walls which permits additional layers of soundproofing while maximizing cabin space.  Additionally, placement of windows and other cutouts is not as constrained as with earlier frames.

The cabin configuration is fully customizable so seating arrangements and other design details are up to the customer.  But even in its double-club arrangement, the seats are fully-reclining, and individual control panels give the passenger complete control over nearly every aspect of their environment.   The designers’ focus on comfort and productivity is behind even small details such as the seats having their own storage drawers below, instead of a seat-back pocket.

To power this new generation aircraft, Lear chose the new Pratt & Whitney PW307B turbofan engine for its fuel efficiency, low noise, superb durability and overall superior performance.  Pairing of these engines with the innovative aerodynamic design of the Learjet 85 give the aircraft speed and range unprecedented in its class.  A true transcontinental aircraft, the jet has a high speed cruise of over 540 mph and a range of about 3450 miles.

Technical specifications are as follows:

The Learjet 85  is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW307B turbofan engine rated at 6,100 lb thrust each.

Performance specifications are as follows:

The Learjet 85 has a maximum cruise speed of 541 mph (871 km/h) and an economical cruising speed of 528 mph (850 km/h).  The range with four passengers, two crew, and full fuel is 3,455mi (5,556km).

Dimension specifications are as follows:

The Learjet 85 overall length is 68ft 1in (20.76 m) and height is 19ft 11in (6.08 m). The aircraft has a wingspan of 61ft 6in(17.28m).  The exterior baggage compartment can hold 100 cubic feet.

Weight specifications are as follows:

The 85 empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of  26,500lb (12,046kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 36,700lb (16,682kg).  The maximum payload is 2,700lb (1,225kg).

Internal specifications are as follows:

The Learjet 85 cabin length is 24ft 9in, width is 6ft and the maximum height is 5ft 11in.  The interior baggage compartment can hold 30 cubic feet (130 cubic feet combined internal and external baggage).  The cabin can comfortably seat eight passengers with a crew of two although the seating configuration is highly customizable and may accommodate 6-8 depending upon selection of cabin furniture.   The corporate cabin features two club arrangements.


Learjet 85 VIP Transport jet InteriorThe cabin features a full width private lavatory with full vanity, a generous galley, three closet compartments, fold-out tables, and entertainment systems including a DVD player, HD screens, XM satellite radio, and internet access.  The cabin is finished in high quality leather, luxurious fabrics and the finest woods.  Each seat is fully reclining and is within easy reach of individual controls for entertainment, climate control and other amenities.

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