The Learjet 60 is a business jet that was developed partly to further improve the aerodynamics, performance, range, and carrying capacity of the entire Learjet product line but without increasing operating costs. Some 400 examples of the 60 and the slightly improved 60XR have been built from 1991 to 2012.
As a mid-size business jet, the Learjet 60 boasts of an impressive rate of climb. Even when at its maximum allowable weight, it can reach a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet in just 18 minutes 30 seconds. Congested airspace and turbulence do not present problems as the aircraft can easily coast above them and bring its passengers more quickly to where they need to be.
Proving that high performance isn’t everything, the 60 also has much greater low-speed control than earlier Learjet models due to its increased wing chord and leading edge droop. This then resulted in improved handling upon final approach and landing.
The Learjet 60 can seat up to 8 people and carry baggages totaling 55 cubic feet in volume in its spacious and elegantly designed passenger cabin that can double as an airborne office or conference room with very little modification.
Thanks to this member of the venerable Learjet family, business travelers can benefit from both comfort and high performance at the same time.