During the 1977 Paris Air Show, Learjet announced their new series of a larger cabin Learjet 50 series. The 50 series was planned to have three different variations, but only one, the Lear 55, was actually built. The Learjet 55 was developed with winglets created by NASA, which gave the Lear 55 the nickname Longhorn. Those looking at a Lear 55 for sale will find great power from the two Garrett TFE731 turbofans.
Initial wing design for the Learjet 55 actually came from the Learjet 25. Construction then began in 1978 after extensive testing. There were 147 Learjet 55 for sale that were delivered. There are quite a few variants of the Lear 55 for sale. These include the standard Learjet 55, with 126 built, the Learjet 55B, Learjet 55C, Learjet 55C Extended Range and the Learjet 55C Long Range.
When looking to buy a Lear 55 for sale, make sure to work with a reputable company who specializes in Learjets. Finding a Learjet 55 mechanic is key to making sure that the jet is in the condition it has been advertised at.
† The Lord will keep you from all harm, he will watch over your life" (Psalm 121:7–8). We ask that You keep all pilots safe.
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