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GATES LEARJET Learjet 35

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LJ35
Aircraft
Name Learjet 35
Manufacturer GATES LEARJET
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing with wing tip tanks
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

GATES LEARJET RC-36
GATES LEARJET UC-36
GATES LEARJET UC-35
GATES LEARJET U-36
GATES LEARJET 36
GATES LEARJET RC-35
GATES LEARJET R-35
GATES LEARJET 35
GATES LEARJET C-21
LEARJET C-21
LEARJET U-36
LEARJET VU-35
LEARJET 36
LEARJET 35
LEARJET UC-36
LEARJET RC-35


GATES LEARJET Learjet 35

GATES LEARJET Learjet 35 GATES LEARJET Learjet 35 3D

Description

Light turbofan corporate jet. In service since 1974 (35A/36A since 1976). Larger, turbofan powered development of Learjet 25. Learjet 36 for extended range with smaller capacity. Improved development 35A and 36A with higher take-off weight. Replaced by Learjet 31 in 1988 but remained in production until 1994. 676 aircraft were built. In 1999 631 remain in world wide service. Also used by military as utility/VIP transport and maritime patrol. Mil. type C-21 (U-36 for Japan Air Force).

Technical Data

Wing span 12 m39.37 ft
Length 14.8 m48.556 ft
Height 3.7 m12.139 ft
Powerplant 2 x 15.6 kN Garrett TFE731-2-2B turbofans.
Engine model Garrett TFE731

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 418 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1064 m ROC 3500 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.81 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 844 m
MTOW 83008,300 kg
8.3 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL510 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 21902,190 nm
4,055,880 m
4,055.88 km
13,306,692.923 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving LJ35

  • L35 / EUFI, manoeuvring, Olsberg-Elpe, Germany 2014 (On 23 June 2014, a civil-operated Learjet 35 taking part in a German Air Force interception training exercise collided with the intercepting fighter aircraft as it began a follow-me manoeuvre. It became uncontrollable as a result of the damage sustained in the collision and crashed into terrain, killing both pilots. The Investigation found that whilst preparation for the exercise by all involved had been in compliance with requirements, these requirements had been inadequate, especially in respect of co-ordination between all the pilots involved, with both the civil and military safety regulatory authorities failing to detect and act on this situation.)
  • LJ35, Aberdeen SD USA, 1999 (On 25 October 1999, a Learjet 35, being operated on a passenger charter flight by Sunjet Aviation, crashed in South Dakota following loss of control attributed to crew incapacitation.)
  • LJ35, Lyon France, 2000 (On 2 May 2000, the crew of a LJ35 lost control of the aircraft, as a result of incorrect manual flying inputs, and crashed just before touchdown at Lyon, following an unstable single engine approach.)
  • LJ35, vicinity Masset BC Canada, 1995 (On 11 January 1995, a Learjet 35 on a medical positioning flight and carrying a medical team crashed into the sea while conducting an NDB approach to Masset, British Columbia, Canada. The most probable cause was considered to be a miss-set altimeter.)