Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider StandardAero has announced its first successful modification of a U.S.-registered Bombardier Learjet 45 cockpit.
The Scottsdale, Arizona-based MRO company completed the upgrade with the installation of a Honeywell Primus Elite cockpit, which received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in June this year.
“StandardAero continues to be a leader in cockpit display upgrades and now offers Honeywell’s Primus Elite upgrade on the Learjet 45, Embraer Legacy 600, Falcon 900EX, and Global Express,” said StandardAero Business Aviation director of avionics program management and business development Jerry Sanders.
“With less focus on meeting the ADS-B mandate, we are seeing more attention on cockpit display and cabin connectivity upgrades.”
The upgrade was installed at StandardAero’s MRO facility in Augusta, Georgia, using JetCity’s FAA-approved STC and becoming one of the first to do so.
The Primus Elite system improves overall situational awareness in the cockpit, as well as functionality, thanks to the addition of charts, maps, and safety enhancements, according to StandardAero.
Central to the upgrade is the removal of cathode ray tube (CRT) screens, which are known for heat issues, and replacing them with liquid crystal displays (LCD), which provide improved visibility.