Lockheed Jetstar History
Lockheed Jetstar business jet #5229 (N377SA) arrived at the Pacific Coast Air Museum on Saturday April 30, 2016 as the newest addition to the Museum’s collection. The aircraft was showcased at a reception at Sonoma Jet Center on Saturday morning and is now on display at the Museum.
The Jetstar is an executive business jet produced in the 1960s and 1970s by Lockheed Corporation (originally the Lockheed Aircraft Manufacturing Company). The Jetstar has the distinction of being the first dedicated business jet to enter service, was capable of cruising at over 500 mph and had a range of nearly 3,000 miles. It is a relatively large business jet that seats up to 10 passengers and a crew of two pilots and one flight attendant.
Jetstar N377SA was manufactured in 1978, has been privately owned and operated for private business transportation and is being donated to the Museum after its final flight.
The Museum plans to have the aircraft on display as early as May 1, 2016. With the generous support of Top Speed Data Communications, a valued partner of the Museum based in Petaluma that specializes in voice, data and wireless services, PCAM will develop an exhibit that allows Museum visitors to see inside this piece of aviation history. Our goal is to make this exhibit ADA accessible so that all of the Museum’s visitors have the chance to come aboard.
Lockheed Jetstar Specifications
54 ft 5 in (16.59 m)
60 ft 5 in (18.41 m)
20 ft 5 in (6.22 m)
542.5 sq. ft. (50.4 sq. meters)
24,750 lb (11,226 kg)
41,535 lb (18,840 kg)
Max. takeoff weight
44,500 lb (20,185 kg)
Two pilots, one flight attendant, up to ten passengers
547 mph (476 knots, 883 km/h) at 30,000 ft (9,145 m);
504 mph (438 knots, 811 km/h);
2,995 mi (2,604 nmi, 4,820 km);
43,000 ft (13,105 m);
Rate of climb
4,150 ft/min (21.1 m/s)
Four 3,700 lbf (16.5 kN) thrust Garrett TFE731-3 turbofan engines. Four internal fuel tanks, two external tanks