A Lear 31/31A charter jet is a high speed, twin engine light jet produced by Lear Jet, a Bombardier Aerospace Company. Typical seating configuration for the Lear 31 is for eight seats (two crew and six passengers). The Lear 31 can climb at an impressive rate of 5,480 feet a minute up to an altitude of 51,000 feet, well above any inclement weather, allowing for a much smoother and safer flight. The Lear 31's maximum speed is an notable 510 mph and boasts a range of 1,240 nautical miles. The Lear 31 or Lear 31A is the ideal charter jet for executives who commute back and forth between Chicago on a private charter jet.