The Bombardier Learjet 75 (LJ75) was first announced at the 2012 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). It then received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in November 2013 and entered service later that same year. Deliveries of the first EASA certified aircraft began in late 2014.
The 75 is an upgrade from the Learjet 45 model and has improvements to areas such as; the engines, takeoff performance, avionics and winglets to name a few. (1)
While sharing a similar fuselage to the Learjet 45, the 75 is equipped with updated engines. The powerplant used on this aircraft includes dual Honeywell TFE731-40BR turbofans, with 3,850 lbs force of thrust (17 kN). In a standard configuration, this aircraft can seat up to 9 passengers. With 4 passengers including pilot and crew, this aircraft can reach a maximum range of up to 2,040 nautical miles.
The Learjet 75 can travel at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.79, while the maximum cruise speed that can be achieved is approximately Mach 0.81. The maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) is near 21,500 lbs and its maximum landing weight (MLW) is 19,200 lbs. Lastly, the maximum cruise altitude that you will find is around 51,000 ft. (2)
With a flat floor or stand-up cabin, the dimensions you will find within the cabin interior measure; 4 ft 11″ in height, 5 ft 1″ in width and 19 ft 10″ in length (excluding the baggage compartment). As per Bombardier, when the Learjet 75 was first delivered. It was the only 8 seat double club and flat floor cabin config. available in the light jet segment.
When we enter the cockpit, the avionics you will encounter include the Vision Flight Deck which comes with the Garmin G5000 glass integrated avionics suite. It features three high resolution 14-in LCD displays, touchscreen controllers, their Synthetic Vision System (SVS), their Dual Flight Management System, Advanced weather radar and more. (3)
The Learjet 45 was actually the first aircraft designed by Bombardier, once they took ownership of the brand sometime in 1990.
- This aircraft is Part 25 certified, which makes it compatible for higher safety standards than most of its competitors.
Bombardier introduced the Liberty as an upgrade in 2019. One of the major changes was converting the interior from a mid-size to a super-light jet. They did so by removing a few features and including them as options (eg. removal of seats and the APU). The range was also slightly increased as well. (4)
- As per Bombardier, the Learjet 75 will end production in the 4th quarter of 2021.
*These are general specifications of the above mentioned aircraft. Please see each listing for details on their individual specifications, layout and performance.
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- Bombardier Aviation, Learjet 75 Don’t settle for less, retrieved from: https://web.archive.org/web/20190327234524if_/https://businessaircraft.bombardier.com/en/aircraft/learjet-75
- Bombardier Aviation, Brochure, retrieved from: https://executive-charter-flights.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Bombardier_Learjet75_brochure_EN-2017.pdf
- Michael Verdon, The Robb Report, Why the New Learjet Liberty Could Disrupt the Light Jet Segment, retrieved from: https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/learjet-75-liberty-1234570327
- Robert Erdos, Skies Magazine, Icon Refined, retrieved from: https://skiesmag.com/features/icon-refined