The Learjet 55 was first proposed as three separate models; the Lear 54, Lear 55, and the Lear 56, but only the Lear 55 was ever built. In April of 1979, the first Learjet 55 took flight and production started two years later. The aircraft evolved from the Lear 55A to the Lear 55B in 1986.
The B model extended range and added a much needed multi-tube EFIS cockpit. There were only 8 B models manufactured and production evolved once again into the Lear 55C. The C model added a change to the underside of the aircraft and the addition of the Delta Fins for increased stability. The Lear 55C also improved runway performance for landing.
One of the major developments for this aircraft was the increased cabin space. With up to 50 percent more cabin space, passengers can stretch out and enjoy their flight. The cabin measures 5.7 feet high, 5.9 feet wide, and 13.7 feet long.
Instead of adding additional seating, designers at Learjet decided to leave the cabin open, to provide passengers with more comfort and amenities than previous aircraft designs.
The Learjet 55 is an excellent airplane; it affords all the qualities expected of the Learjet family, including speed and climb capabilities. With the evolution, the range was extended by almost 500 miles making it a near transcontinental mid-size aircraft. The cabin created a comfortable design for the business aircraft passenger and many models came with an enclosed Lav. The Lear 55 took the Lear Jet family from a small fast and sometimes questionably comfortable airplane to a fast, capable, and very comfortable jet.
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The trip was great. We were scheduled to depart at 9:00am. My parents arrived at the Bermuda Dunes Airport around 8:15. The pilots were ready a long time before that. They asked if we wanted to leave early and we got my father loaded up in the jet and left 8:30am. You couldn’t do that with a commercial flight. The pilots were very courteous and professional. They made us feel safe and comfortable before the flight and during the flight.
I used to charter from other companies, until I met the personnel from Desert Jet. I haven’t flown with anybody else in the last 10 years. Desert Jet is an organization that puts safety first, and I appreciate their professionalism.
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I just wanted to send an email about our wonderful flying experience with the company. We booked a flight for four to San Francisco for April 15 – 18… What an absolutely great holiday getaway. Your staff are so wonderful, the pilot was great and the overall experience was above expectations. We are hoping to go again this fall and sure hope we can make our dates work to fly with you. Thanks for making our weekend such a memorable holiday for all us.
We had a great trip and hope to be able to do it again. Love the pilots!
Thank you all so much for a fabulous flight! What a first class operation! Archie panted the whole way but T-bone acted as though this was “normal” for him! We loved the two pilots….what great guys! I look forward to a long relationship! Thank you again for everything….especially the Bones and Scones cookies.
Thanks again for making the past year of charters truly a great experience. It’s enjoyable to business with such a well-organized and professional company. You and the team at Desert Jet make the following business statement a reality – “committed to excellence in customer service”.