Bombardier Learjet 55. Technical data. A photo
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Bombardier Learjet 55. Technical data. A photo

Bombardier Learjet 55. Technical data. A photo

Bombardier Learjet 55 - American twin-engine turbojet aircraft administrative class, is the only completed projects 50-series aircraft of this type.

For the first time, the Bombardier Learjet 55 business jet was introduced in 1977 at the international air show held in Le Bourget, but the aircraft was only in serial production in 1979. Up to an 10 person can be accommodated on an administrative type aircraft, and only two crew members are required to control the aircraft — the pilot and his assistant. The cabin of the aircraft extended after previous versions was very interesting for businessmen from various countries of the world, however, the production model was replaced during 7 years by another one - more adaptive for existing business, as a result of which a modification was born that received the name Bombardier Learjet 55B.

Photo Bombardier Learjet 55

The emergence of Bombardier Learjet 55 was mainly owe earlier developments 54-th model - odinadtsatimestnogo business jet, which never went into production because of a number of factors, among which are the technical imperfections, as well as an excessively large costs.

Bombardier Learjet 55B had several advantages over the base model, among which there is an increased distance of the flight, improved technical characteristics, as well as a cockpit, separated from the passenger compartment with transparent glass. However, the improved version did not take root among customers, and eventually only 8 aircraft of this model were produced, while the aircraft of the base model produced 126 units.

Photo salon Bombardier Learjet 55

Just a year later, after the release of the 55B model, another modification of the business jet appeared - the Bombardier Learjet 55C, which is distinguished not only by its modified exterior design, but also by additional elements located on the fuselage that reduce the speed of the landing approach and allow better stabilization of the aircraft during flight The aircraft cabin, as well as the previous version, did not receive any changes from the base model.

Bombardier Learjet 55 photo

Almost simultaneously with the appearance of Bombardier Learjet 55C, there were and still are two modifications - Bombardier Learjet 55C \ ER and Bombardier Learjet 55C \ LR, differ mainly in the highest possible flight range by increasing the fuel tanks.

However, all the modifications following the main production model did not find success, which is why the developers started to design a new business jet - the Bombardier Learjet 56, however, due to the problems that arose, not a single aircraft of this type appeared.

Currently, the Bombardier Learjet 55 is used to a greater extent as a private jet, however, a number of airlines in the world also offer passenger services.

Technical data airplane Bombardier Learjet 55

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Maximum seating capacity: 10 people;
  • aircraft Length: 16,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 13,35 m .;
  • Plane Height: 4,48 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 9,75 t .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 4010 km. (Depending on the modification);
  • Maximum flight height: 15545 m .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 879 km \ h .;
  • Cruising speed: 744 km \ h .;
  • Aircraft engine type: 2 × Garrett TFE731-3A-2B;
  • Link: 2 × 16 kN.

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