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LEARJET Learjet 60

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Name Learjet 60
Manufacturer LEARJET
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing (winglets)
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:


LEARJET Learjet 60

LEARJET Learjet 60 LEARJET Learjet 60 3D


Mid-size corporate jet. In service since 1993. Modified version of Learjet 55 with stretched fuselage and more powerful Pratt&Whitney engines. Largest member of Learjet family. The LJ60 is a member of the Bombardier Learjet Family.

Technical Data

Wing span 13.4 m43.963 ft <br />
Length 17.9 m58.727 ft <br />
Height 4.5 m14.764 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 20.46 kN PWC PW 305 A turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS 300 kts IAS 330 kts IAS 330 kts MACH 0.81 TAS 453 kts MACH IAS kts IAS 139 kts Vapp (IAS) 139 kts
Distance 1661 m ROC 4500 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.81 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1063 m
MTOW 1065910,659 kg <br />10.659 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL510 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 26852,685 nm <br />4,972,620 m <br />4,972.62 km <br />16,314,370.091 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving LJ60

  • LJ60, Columbia SC USA, 2008 (On September 19 2008, a Learjet 60 departing Columbia SC USA on a non scheduled passenger overran after attempting a rejected take off from above V1 and then hit obstructions which led to its destruction by fire and the death or serious injury of all six occupants. The subsequent investigation found that the tyre failure which led to the rejected take off decision had been due to under inflation and had damaged a sensor which caused the thrust reversers to return to their stowed position after deployment with the unintended forward thrust contributing to the severity of the overrun.)