Information and Specifications
The Learjet 45 (LJ45) aircraft is a super-light sized business jet aircraft produced by Bombardier Aerospace.The development of the LJ45 was announced by Bombardier in September, 1992, and first flight of the prototype aircraft took place on October 7, 1995, the 32nd anniversary of the first flight of the Learjet 23. FAA certification was delayed, and finally granted in September 1997, with the first customer aircraft subsequently delivered in January, 1998.
The cockpit is equipped with a four-screen Honeywell Primus 1000 EFIS avionics system. The aircraft is powered by two DEEC-controlled Honeywell TFE731-20 engines, a version developed specifically for this airframe. An internal APU provides ground power. The Learjet 45 is also one of the main aircraft featured in the Microsoft Flight Simulator including Flight Sim 2004 and FSX.