On this page, David Aughinbaugh II and the team take a look at the operating costs for the Bombardier Learjet 45 and 45 XR versions of the jet. The main operating costs for a light jet involve the fuel costs per hour and maintenance costs. This article mostly covers the fuel costs for the jet as that is one of the primary drivers of the operating cost.

When the Learjet 45 first came to the market, it was one of the better performing aircraft in its class. The Learjet 45 operating costs are also very competitive. The main component of the Learjet 45 operating costs is the Learjet 45 fuel burn. The Learjet 45 XR uses around 0.38 gallons of fuel every nautical mile or travels 2.65 nautical miles per gallon of fuel. Learjet 45 fuel burn per hour is around 165 gallons per hour. The Learjet 45 fuel burn for the regular Learjet 45 is also about the same as the Learjet 45 XR. The Learjet 45 XR operating cost for fuel is around $1.40 USD per nautical mile with Jet A fuel costing $5.00 per gallon. Learjet 45 fuel cost per hour is around $825 USD ($5.00 per gallon Jet A).

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Learjet 45 Maintenance Costs

FlyRadius has yet to compile data on the Learjet 45 maintenance costs and the Learjet 45 XR maintenance costs. Once we are able to find some more information on the maintenance costs we will post it here. Maintenance plays a big role in the operation of an aircraft and these costs need to be taken into account when

Other Learjet 45 Operating Costs

There are also other operating costs for the Learjet 45 and Learjet 45 XR that include, Learjet 45 insurance, hanger/parking costs and hiring pilots (if needed). These will all add to the overall operating cost for the Learjet 45 and Learjet 45 XR jets.

Learjet 45 Operating Costs Overview

  • Learjet 45 Fuel Burn / Learjet 45 Fuel Consumption: 0.38 Gallons Per Nautical Mile (gal/nm) or 2.65 Nautical Miles Per Gallon (nm/gal)
  • Learjet 45 Fuel Cost Per Hour: $825 per hour at $5.00 Gallon for Jet A Fuel
  • Learjet 45 Cost Per Hour: $825 Fuel + Maintenance + Other Operating Costs = Cost Per Hour.

The Learjet 45 operating costs are also referred to as the LJ45 operating costs and the Bombardier Learjet 45 XR operating costs.

All operating costs are estimations and are not to be used for flight. Please refer to the operating manual for the jet.