As with all aircraft, the cockpit or flight deck plays an important role in the makeup of an aircraft. When designing the Bombardier Learjet 45 Cockpit, Learjet decided to go with a standard style cockpit with control columns or yokes for the primary flight control inputs. The two yokes are mounted to the floor of the cockpit, which is a common way to install the yokes in the flight deck. The windows for the cockpit consist of two panes that are separated in the middle. Each pane wraps around from the front to the side of the aircraft. The jet has a standard layout for the flight instruments as the four primary flight displays are right in front of both pilot seats. Two screens are directly in front of each pilot. In the middle of the displays are two radio controllers, warning indications, and analog standby instruments.

In the center of the Learjet 45 flight deck is a standard center console that contains and a Flight Management System (FMS) computer with a screen and keyboard. That system is sometimes called a Flight Management Computer (FMC). The front of the console houses the throttle, flaps, and emergency brake controls.

A photo of the Bombardier Learjet 45 Cockpit or Flight Deck. This is also a photo of the Bombardier Learjet 45 XR Cockpit

Above Bombardier Learjet 45 Cockpit - Flight Deck photo from a new version Learjet 45 with two FMS systems. The original photo is by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg on Wikimedia Commons and has been enhanced by FlyRadius. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Luxembourg License.

Cockpit Avionics

The main focus in the Learjet 45 Cockpit is the avionics system. Inside of the flight deck is the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite. Part of the system are four flight displays that make up the Learjet 45 cockpit's main instrument displays. Two Universal UNS-1 Series FMS or Flight Management Systems are located in the Learjet 45 flight deck's console. Some aircraft only have one FMS computer in the center console.

The Learjet 45 was released in the late 1990s, and the avionics in the cockpit can be considered to be a legacy system even though the aircraft makes use of electronic displays and equipment.

The full details on the avionics system for the jet can be found on our avionics page.

Learjet 45 XR Cockpit - Flight Deck

The Learjet 45 XR Cockpit is mostly the same as the regular Learjet 45. There are some improvements to some of the avionics in Learjet 45 XR flight deck because it was the newer version of the Learjet 45. The Learjet 45 has been replaced with the Learjet 75 in Bombardier’s business aircraft lineup and has the latest avionics, at the time, from Collins Aerospace (Pro Line Fusion).

To learn more about the Learjet 45, please visit the other pages that are on our site.

Also note that the Bombardier Learjet 45 Cockpit is also known as the Bombardier Learjet 45 XR Cockpit, LJ45 Cockpit, LJ45 Flight Deck and the Learjet 45 XR Flight Deck.