Aircraft: LEARJET 31 – Size: Small Jet – Seats: 5-7 seats – Range: 2300 km – Manufacturer: BOMBARDIER – Engines: Twin Engines – Crew: 2 pilots – Speed: 840 km/h
Operated by two pilots, this twin-turboprop with three load-bearing wings makes it possible to cross 2200 km in conditions of surprising comfort and silence for a propeller-propelled plane.
A bit more expensive maintenance (and therefore the rental) than a private jet “classic” – 15% more expensive than a Quote CJ2 for example – and despite a fuel consumption lower than the jets (180kg per hour and per engine ), it offers particularly appreciated flight conditions for the 6 passengers and in particular a cabin very spacious and especially high of 1.75 meters!
Pilot Tip : Airplane that has had its day, I do not recommend it for all the following reasons:
Jet short and medium-haul business well known users, this bi-reactor of 5-7 seats remains very American in its design: a fairly “poor” design, a very narrow and low cabin (3.93 meters long x 1,30 meters high), a fast cruising speed (850km / h for a range of 2,300 km – 4 passengers & Standard Fuel) and retains the main drawback of expensive aircraft to operate with a very high fuel consumption. fuel.