The Learjet 25 is similar to the Model 24 but is 1.27 m (4 ft 2 in) longer, allowing for three additional passengers. In 1970 the Learjet 25B was produced along with the Learjet 25C in the same year.
The cabin interior can be converted to several different configurations to allow for cargo and medevacs. Due to the ease of converting the cabin the Learjet 25 has found a niche as a medevac aircraft. This is achieved by removing the starboard seating to allow for a stretcher, mounting oxygen bottles and Intravenous drip equipment. The two flight crew are then supplemented by either a doctor or flight nurse or both. The Model 25C also has an optional two bed sleeping compartment.
Despite being used at lower altitudes and equipped with small landing gear, the Learjet can land on gravel runways if it is fitted with a special "gravel kit". It is possible for gravel from an improperly packed gravel runway to be sucked into the engines causing "Foreign object damage", thus the need for the kit.
In 1974 the Peruvian Air Force purchased two 25Bs with a belly pod that contained an aerial survey camera.
Unofficial designation of a Model 25 which was equipped with Garret AiResearch TFE731-2 turbofan engines for a developmental flight test program. The aircraft, N26GL, first flew with the engines on May 19, 1971. The success of the flights led to the development of the Model 35.
Specifications (Learjet 25B)
Published - July 2009
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