A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Midsize Aircraft: Bombardier Learjet 60

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As of September 2004, there were 274 Learjet 60s in service. The Canadian company introduced the plane, which is the largest in the Learjet lineup, in 1990 to replace the Learjet 55C. In 1998, Bombardier upgraded the interior to include a redesigned beverage cabinet and a TV monitor. The galley is equipped with an oven, beverage dispensers, and an ice compartment. Last year, Bombardier released a special edition of the aircraft, which includes a DVD system, a 10-disc CD changer, and updated avionics.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Typical purchase price: $12.6 million
Maximum cruising speed: 536 mph
Range: 3,089 miles
Passengers: 10
Baggage capacity: 59 cu ft
Cabin  Length: 17 feet, 8 inches
Cabin Width: 5 feet, 11 inches
Cabin Height: 5 feet, 8 inches
Ceiling: 51,000 feet
Charter operators: Delta AirElite, Executive Jet   Management, PrivatAir
Fractional provider: Bombardier Flexjet

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