Lear 35 Ownership Overview
Buyers don’t have a hard time finding a Lear 35 for sale in the business aviation market, as during the two decades it was produced (starting in late 1973), over 700 have hit the market. This aircraft is the most well-known of the Learjet family, and many remain in use today in the private market, as well as throughout different military branches across the world.
Lear 35 Cabin Experience
The Lear 35 is capable of transporting 6 passengers and 2 crew members. The aircraft has a fuselage that’s just under 50ft long, with a cabin interior that’s just over 10ft long. The height and width of the interior is 4ft and 5ft, respectively.
Total cabin space is nearly 290 cubic feet, typically giving just under 30 cubic feet of space to each passenger. The entry door is just over 4ft tall and baggage is given an internal space allotment of 40 cubic feet.
Lear 35 Mission Profile
Customers who buy a Lear 35 are looking for a smaller, cheaper alternative to others in the light-sized jet market. Although the aircraft is smaller, it provides each passenger with ergonomically designed space comparable to others in its class. This aircraft once began as a spin-off of the Lear 25, but with the immense amounts of adjustments and improvements, it ultimately received its own designation.
This aircraft is geared towards those who want modesty when traveling, while still being provided with top qualities of private travel such as a quiet interior paired with the upgraded engines which lead to improved fuel efficiency. The Lear 35 is for those who want to travel further with an increased cruise rate, paired with a fast takeoff speed, all which are similar to that of larger aircraft.
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Lear 35 Cost to Own
Acquisition cost for the Lear 35 typically ranges from $800,000-$900,000, roughly $300,000 more than direct competition such as the Falcon 10 and Citation I. When factoring in market depreciation, this aircraft will cost a buyer $1.4-$1.6 million a year, around $50,000 less than the Lear 40.
Lear 35 Operating Cost
Lear 35 direct operating cost is around $ $2,500 per flight hour, right in the middle of the range set by the Citation I and Falcon 10 of $2,100-$2,800. The price includes fuel burn and various maintenance, crew, and operational fees. Annual fixed cost for the Lear 35 is roughly $400,000-$500,000, similar to the range of the competition.
Lear 35 Performance Overview
The Lear 35 is a top-seller in the business aviation market for a reason- the sheer amount manufactured has saturated the industry, and is backed by its quality of flight from its cabin space to its reduced noise level. The extended range this aircraft offers helps it stick out to buyers looking into aircraft for sale.
Lear 35 Engines
The Lear 35 is equipped with two Honeywell TFE 731-2 engines with optional thrust reversers and 3,500lbs of thrust. The Lear 35 has a max cruise speed of 470kts, which surpasses the Citation I by more than 70kts and falls slightly slower than the Falcon 10.
The aircraft can land and takeoff in the following field lengths:
- FAR-91: 2,600ft
- FAR-135: 3,250ft
- FAR-121: 4,333ft
Lear 35 Payload
Max payload for the Lear 35 is nearly 3,200lbs and it can transport that capacity 1,550nm, far surpassing the capability of the Citation I (2,100lbs) and the Falcon 10 (2,000lbs) on both fronts.
Lear 35 Range
At long-range cruise, the Lear 35 has a range of roughly 2,000nm with the typical passenger load, once again out performing its two direct competitors by a minimum of 500kts.
Lear 35 Specifications
|Lear 35 General Info|
|Aircraft Class||Light Jet|
|Aircraft Manufacturer||Bombardier Aerospace|
|Aircraft Year of Manufacture||1976 - 1993|
|Lear 35 Financial Data|
|Acquisition Cost||$787,500 - $962,500|
|Variable Cost||$2,225 - $2,719/hr|
|Annual Cost||$1,285,204 - $1,570,804|
|Fixed Cost||$41,928 - $377,350|
|Retail Charter Rate||$1,950/hr|
|Average Charter Net||$-272/hr|
|Lear 35 Performance Data|
|Fuel Burn||230 gal/hr|
|Max Cruise||470 kts|
|135 Landing||3,250 ft|
|135 Takeoff||3,250 ft|
|91 Landing||2,600 ft|
|91 Takeoff||2,600 ft|
|121 Landing||4,333 ft|
|121 Takeoff||4,333 ft|
|Max Payload||3,190 lbs|
|Basic Operating Weight||10,310 lbs|
|Max Takeoff Weight||18,300 lbs|
|Lear 35 Cabin Details|
|Cabin Dimensions||12'9" x 4'9" x 4'3"|