Mid-Size Jet Aircraft Guides

October 2, 2021

Our Guide to the Bombardier Learjet 60 Private Jet for Sale

If You Plan on Owning a Jet in the Mid-Size Category, Keep the Learjet 60 on Your Watch List

Originally manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace, located in Wichita, Kansas, the Learjet 60 is an affordably-priced used private jet that was developed as an improvement over the Learjet 55.

The Learjet 60 got a longer fuselage, improved wing design, and more powerful turbofan engines before it received FAA certification in early 1993. The resulting aerodynamic improvement lowered drag and made the wings more efficient.

Production of the Bombardier Learjet 60 ended in 2007, after releasing 318 aircraft. Today, they’re used as preowned private jets, in the military, and in the charter jet sector.

Learjet 60 Specifications

Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A engines, it can fly a maximum range of 2,418 nautical miles.

See the table below for more information on this mid-size private jet’s capabilities.

Learjet 60 Range
Maximum Range: 2,418 nautical miles

Normal Range: 2,186 nautical miles

Service Ceiling: 51,000 ft

Learjet 60 Distances

Balanced Field Length: 5,450 ft

Landing Distance: 5,208 ft

Learjet 60 Performance

Maximum Cruise: 536 mph

Fast Cruise Speed: 522 mph
Economy Cruise Speed: 484 mph

Climb Rate One Engine Inop: 714 fpm

Learjet 60 Operating Weights
Max T/O Weight: 23,500 lb

Max Landing Weight: 19,500 lb

Operating Weight: 14,772 lb

Fuel Capacity: 7,910 lb

Payload with Full Fuel: 1,068 lb

Maximum Payload: 2,228 lb

Inside the Used Private Jet Cabin
The Bombardier Learjet 60 cabin is approaching full height, at 5’ 9” tall. It’s 5’ 11” wide, and 17’ 8” long. It’s typical cabin layout is one-and-a-half zones with club-style seating with fold-down tables for working and dining. It’s biggest selling point of the cabin is the amount of elbow room the width of the jet affords the passengers.

The front galley, commonly equipped with a microwave and coffeemaker, and rear lavatory complete the interior, along with 31 cubic feet for baggage within the cabin and an additional 24 cubic feet on the exterior.

The jet seats two crew and up to 8 passengers, depending on cabin layout.

The Cockpit of the Business Jet
A pilot and copilot inhabit the cockpit of this mid-size private jet for sale, and utilize a suite of avionics that could vary, depending on the age of the jet and when it received its most recent upgrade.

The Learjet 60 is usually equipped with the Integrated Pro Line 4 avionics system, controlled centrally by an Integrated Avionics Processing System (IAPS), which links every flight system and control. IAPS contains a flight guidance system and FMS for short-range nav.

An automatic digital cabin pressurization system from AlliedSignal regulates pressure without pilot input. Four large-format electronic displays create a sleek panel layout.

Why You Want to Fly in a Bombardier Learjet 60

With its powerful engines, the Learjet 60 outpaces its competitors and can outclimb nearly any other mid-size jet. It can reach Mach 0.81 and is certified at 51,000 feet flight ceiling.

The Learjet 60 was the first time computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software was used; this software identifies points on the jet with excessive drag, decreasing it by 4 percent.

Despite its speed and agility, it is fairly fuel efficient. And with an affordable purchase price, owning a private jet is within reach for many businesses and individuals looking to travel for work.

Learjet 60 Ownership and Operational Cost Estimates

Bombardier Learjet 60 owners who fly about 300 hours per year spend about $1.2 million to operate the jet, including both fixed and variable costs. This figure is based on about $2,365 an hour.

Fixed costs include crew and hangar fees, multiple insurance policies, maintenance program, and more. Variable costs include fuel, airport fees, and more.

You can expect to pay about $2.5 million to purchase a used private jet like the Learjet 60, depending on the number of cycles and flight hours, and how well it was maintained.

Shop for Preowned Jets for Sale at AircraftExchange.com and Skip the Jet Card

If the Bombardier Learjet 60 will suit your needs, start your search for preowned jets for sale by contacting an International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) Accredited Aircraft Dealer. Doing so ensures your business transaction is ethical and transparent. IADA accredited aircraft dealers are reputable and have extensive private aviation industry experience, plus connections to aviation service providers.

Find a dealer near you, and see vetted listings of pre-owned Learjet 60 aircraft for sale on AircraftExchange.com.