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Monday, July 22, 2019

StandardAero Completes First U.S. Registered Learjet 45 Honeywell Primus Elite Cockpit Upgrade

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  – July 22, 2019 –  StandardAero completed its first U.S registered Learjet 45 Honeywell Primus Elite installation at its MRO facility in Augusta Georgia facility, using JetCity’s FAA approved STC.

Honeywell’s Primus Elite enhanced cockpit system provides greater functionality and overall situational awareness with the addition of charts, maps and safety enhancements for business jet operators.  The upgrade removes existing cathode ray tube (CRT) screens alleviating their obsolescence and heat issues.  Primus Elite’s liquid crystal displays (LCD) provide improved visibility with a modern look and feel.

“StandardAero continues to be a leader in cockpit display upgrades and now offers Honeywell’s Primus Elite upgrade on the Learjet 45, Embraer 600, Falcon 900EX and Global Express aircraft,” said Jerry Sanders, Director of Avionics Program Management and Business Development for StandardAero Business Aviation.  “With less focus on meeting the ADS-B mandate, we are seeing more attention on cockpit display and cabin connectivity upgrades,” he added.

This particular installation of Primus Elite is important because it is one of the first Learjet 45 aircraft to have Primus Elite Enhanced features via the FAA STC in the industry and demonstrates the ability to provide continued support and add robust capabilities for Learjet 45 owner/operators. 

With StandardAero’s broad scope of services, Honeywell Primus Elite installation can be accomplished in conjunction with other platform services to minimize total downtime.   




StandardAero is one of the world's largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications.  StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments:  Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest.  For more information, go to www.standardaero.com.