Comparing the Learjet 75 Liberty, Learjet 70, Learjet 60, Learjet 55, Learjet 45, Learjet 40, Learjet 36, Learjet 35, Learjet 31, Learjet 25, and Learjet 24

Frank Sinatra’s favored private jet was used to film acrobatic aerial scenes in Top Gun featuring Tom Cruise. Here’s a look at the various Learjet models you can access via jet cards or private jet charter

Legendary Learjet may only be a bit player it today’s market for new private jets. Still, the private jets that were synonymous with Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s are plentiful in the on-demand charter market. They are also used by many category-based jet card providers. There’s also model specific Lear options for fractional ownership and jet cards.

Founded in 1962 by Bill Lear, it has now been under the ownership of Bombardier since 1990. From celebrities of the day like Frank Sinatra to high-profile pilots like astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Learjet was the flagship of private jets for decades.

There is currently only one model in production, the Learjet 75 Liberty, an update of the Lear 45. The current Lear has a 4 ft., 11 in. cabin height, 5 ft., 1 in. cabin width, and cabin length of 19 ft., 10 in. The Lear 75 Liberty reduced manufacturer sticker price to $9.9 million from $13.5 million for its predecessor. Last year, Bombardier only delivered a dozen Lear 70/75 types.

Bombardier Lear private jet family

  • Lear 75 Liberty and Lear 75
  • Lear 70
  • Lear 60 and Lear 60XR
  • Lear 55, Lear 55B, and Lear 55C
  • Lear 45, Lear 45XR
  • Lear 40, Lear40XR
  • Lear 36, Lear 36A
  • Lear 35A
  • Lear31, Lear 31A, Lear 31ER
  • Lear 25D

Comparing Lear private jet models available in the fractional, lease, jet card, and on-demand charter markets

Aircraft
Lear
Liberty 75
Lear
60/60XR
Lear
55/55B/55C
Lear
45/45XR
Lear
40/40XR
Lear
35A
Fractional
Ownership
or Lease
YesNoNoYesYesNo
Fleet Size
(Aug. 2020)
109306130447132483
Jet CardYesYesYesYesYesYes
On-Demand
Charter
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Cabin
Height
4.925.715.754.924.924.30
Cabin
Width
5.125.925.905.125.124.90
Cabin
Length
19.7517.6716.7019.7517.6712.90
Baggage Volume
(sq. ft.)
654860656540
Seats877866
Range –
Seats
Full (nm)
1,8052,044 to
2,186
1,8701,423 to
1,685
1,573 to
1,778
1,930
Max.
Range
4 pax
(nm)
1,9982,398 to
2,418
2,0401,937 to
1,968
1,707 to
1,960
2,125
Normal
Cruise
Speed
(mph)
436436447436436436
Launch Date201319931981199920041976
End Date In
Production
20131990201220121992
Sources: Bombardier, Wikipedia, Amstat, Conklin & de Decker, Delta Private Jets, Northern Jet Management

Learjet Cabin Layouts

Bombardier’s Learjet family offers multiple cabin configurations. Below are the most typical.

Lear 75 Liberty

Lear 75 Lear 75 Liberty configuration
Bombardier Lear 75 Liberty six-seat configuration. This current Learjet is also available in an eight-seat configuration.

Lear 60 and Lear 60XR

Learjet 60 and Learjet 60XR seat map
Bombardier Learjet 60 in seven-seat configuration

Lear 35A

Learjet 35 cabin layout
Learjet 35A light jet cabin interior

Other Bombardier models currently in production

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