New models of private jets come out every year, but it’s only ever so often that a jet is released that is truly innovative. The Learjet 45 is one of the rare jets to seamlessly integrate new technology with a tested and successful older design. Its speed and economy are to be expected – being a Learjet – but its remaining features combine to create a high-quality private jet 45XR even more so.
The Learjet 45’s cabin holds eight seats with plenty of room to swivel, recline, and track. The cabin’s length and width are 19.8 feet and 5.1 feet, respectively. Don’t be misled by these measurements; the interior of the Learjet 45 was designed to offer the most usable passenger space possible so that the passengers do not feel claustrophobic.
Other fine points of the cabin’s design make it functional and comfortable, from work tables that fold down from the walls to an extra pressure relief port on the door for added passenger safety. The noise level in the cabin never exceeds 72 dB, and a two-zone temperature control system ensures that both the cabin and the cockpit are kept comfortable. An external compartment provides 50 cubic feet of baggage space with an additional 15 cubic feet of storage in the interior.
The Learjet 45XR can fly 2,301 miles (1,999 nautical miles) nonstop and can cruise at 437 knots Speaking of engines, the cruise performance of the Learjet 45 sets it apart from other light- and mid-sized jets. It handles exceptionally well, especially at cruise altitude, and taxis and lands smoothly thanks to its trailing link landing gear.
The Learjet 45 is an extremely reliable jet with great cruise performance and fuel economy. Its innovative systems and efficient performance make it a viable option for anyone in search of a high-performing, cost-effective mid-sized private jet.