BOMBARDIER LEARJET 45
- Passengers 8
The Bombardier Learjet 45 and upgraded Learjet 45XR are two of the fastest aircraft in their class, flying from London to Palma in under two hours.
About this aircraft
- Announced in 1992 and first delivered in 1998, the Learjet 45 is designed for speedy and comfortable short- to mid-range flights.
- The Learjet 45’s cabin is typically designed for eight passengers in a double club configuration. An extra passenger can be seated in the enclosed lavatory if required.
- The Bombardier Learjet 45 is ideal for quick flights from New York to Miami or London to Ibiza.
- Its comparatively large hold has space for around six suitcases.
- Production of the Learjet 45 ended in 2007, with the Learjet 45XR ceasing in 2012.
Despite not offering stand-up headroom, the Bombardier Learjet 45’s cabin is longer than most competitors and there’s enough luggage space for golf clubs and skis.
The interior of a Bombardier Learjet 45 usually seats eight passengers in a double club layout. Facilities include a galley and a full-width aft lavatory, which can be used as an extra seat if required, while eight windows line each side of the cabin.
Below is a standard configuration found onboard the Bombardier Learjet 45.
Interesting facts to learn before you fly
- The baggage hold is large enough for golf clubs and skis.
- The cabin is one of the largest in its class, with plenty of space for each passenger.
The Bombardier Learjet 45 is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-20AR engines with 3,500 pounds of thrust. In the cockpit is a Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite with four screens (two primary flight displays and two multifunction displays), while an APU is standard.
Bombardier announced the Learjet 45 in 1992 as a larger Learjet model to supersede the Learjet 35. The aircraft first took flight in 1995 and was ready for deliveries in January 1998.
Larger than the Learjet 31 and smaller than the 60, the 45's cabin provided more head and shoulder room than other aircraft in its class. Several improvements were made early into the 45's design life, including a larger fin and rudder, extended engine pylons, smaller delta fins, full span elevators and single piece flaps. These changes were incorporated into the Learjet 45XR, which entered the market in 2003.
Nearly 250 Learjet 45s were delivered until production ceased in 2007. Deliveries of the upgraded 45XR continued until 2012.
Bombardier Aviation (formerly Bombardier Aerospace) manufactures business, commercial and specialised aircraft. The company began with the acquisition of several established aviation companies, starting with Canadair in 1986 and followed by Short Brothers in 1989, Learjet in 1990 and Boeing subsidiary De Havilland Aircraft of Canada in 1992.
Following commercial aviation partnerships with Chinese state-owned manufacturer Comac and multinational aerospace corporation Airbus, Bombardier eventually sold de Havilland and its aerostructures division to focus solely on business aircraft.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, today Bombardier has over 60,000 employees and is a leading global manufacturer of aircraft and trains with sites in 25 countries.
A Learjet 45 can cost between $900,000 and $1.5 million (USD).
Charter rates for the Bombardier Learjet 45 can vary greatly depending on the length of the journey you have planned, as well as the airports you decide to fly in and out of.
Wet lease rates
ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) wet lease rates for the Bombardier Learjet 45 can vary depending on the age of the aircraft, length of the lease term, the number of block hours being guaranteed and the average cycle ratio.