October 20, 2009
Bombardier’s Learjet 60XR will now feature a choice between two new “Signature Series” interior design schemes.
The Signature Series Red interior has a six-seat cabin, a completely redesigned galley, and an aft lavatory with more counter space. The seats swivel and translate, and are fully berthing. The new interior also has more legroom than in previous versions of the 60XR. The Signature Red interior can be equipped with high-speed broadband Internet access, which allows simultaneous connectivity with wireless devices. Satphone communication is another option.
The Signature Black interior has a four-place club seating arrangement, along with a two-place side-facing divan in the forward cabin. This interior is long on creature comforts, with an optional media center with a 24-inch, swiveling flat screen monitor, Bose headsets, and provisions for gaming consoles and a Blu-Ray player. The media center is located opposite the side-facing divan. The Black interior can also have Internet access, wireless connectivity, and a Satphone. The Black interior’s new self-serve galley is based on design input from the in-development Learjet 85, and has an espresso machine, ice storage, a microwave or warming oven, and fold-down work surfaces.
Both Red and Black interiors are long on dark wood veneers, and have aisles 15 inches wide. The whole idea is to bring the feel of a large-cabin jet to the mid-size Lear 60XR. The 23,500-pound max takeoff weight Learjet 60XR has a high-speed cruise of 0.81 Mach/466 knots true airspeed, a maximum range of 2,405 nautical miles, and a maximum operating altitude of 51,000 feet.
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