February 3, 2015

Learjet 45XR Overview (2003 – 2012)

Overview including differentiating features from other aircraft in its category

The Learjet 45XR is the upgraded version of the Learjet 45 super-light sized business jet. It offers higher takeoff weights, a faster cruise speed, and a faster time to climb rate compared to its predecessor.

As of August 2014, the Learjet 45XR market is comprised of 41% pre-owned. The percentage for sale is 8% with 88% under an exclusive broker agreement and average days on the market are 260 days.

Brief History

The Learjet 45XR was first introduced in 2003 and ended production in 2012. During that time a total of 208 Learjet 45XR jets have been produced with all but 1 remaining in production.

Worldwide Appeal

Of the 208 Learjet 45XR jets in operation by continent, North America has the largest percentage at 71%, followed by South America at 10% for a combined total of 81%. Also, 30% of the 208 Learjet 45XR jets in operation today are in fleet ownership with the largest fleet operator (Petroleos de Venezuela, SA) having 7 aircraft. Additionally, 14% of the Learjet 45XR jets are leased.


Lear45XR int JSPerformance

The Learjet 45XR is powered by two TFE 731-20BR engines each offering 3,500 pounds of thrust. The Learjet 45XR uses 204 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Learjet 45XR is 1,830 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Learjet 45XR is 410 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 9 passenger and 2 crew seats.


The Learjet 45XR Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) is 21,500 pounds (97,052 kg) with a maximum range of 1,939 nm.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 448 kts 830 km/h
Long-range Speed: 437 kts 809 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 5,040 ft (1,536 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,371 ft (723 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

Maximum operating altitude: 51,000 ft (15,545 m)

Noise Level (EPNdB)

Takeoff: 75.5              Approach: 93.4 Lateral: 85.1


A. Maximum ramp weight: 21,750 lb (9,866 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 21,500 lb (9,752 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 19,200 lb (8,709 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 16,000 lb (7,257 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 14,125 lb (6,407 kg)


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