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Learjet 40
Eurojet Italia Learjet 40 (I-ERJE)
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace
First flight August 31, 2002
Introduced January 2004
Developed from Learjet 45

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

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Design and development

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 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]

Cirrus Aviation Learjet 40 (D-CNIK)

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)

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:Honeywell TFE731-20AR or -20BR in the Lear 40XR turbofan engines, 3500 lbs (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)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 464 kt (M.81) (534 mph, 865 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 457 kt (526 mph, 852 km/h)
  • Range: 1,692 nm (1,947 mi, 3,156 km)
  • Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (15540m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,820 ft/min (14.32 m/s)
  • Long Range Cruise Speed: 425 kt (489 mph, 793 km/h)
  • Range - Seats Full: 1,552 nm (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)

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