North Carolina-based flyExclusive is to install the Garmin G5000 advanced flight deck across its fleet. The intuitive pilot-vehicle interface will transform the way its crew members access flight data. The modernised layout is optimised for fewer hand/eye movements in the cockpit, giving flight crews complete control over navigation and communications systems, traffic surveillance systems, electronic checklist entries and remote audio/intercom systems as well as optional charting, traffic, weather, entertainment and custom display options.
“flyExclusive is harnessing technology innovation in a way no other Part 135 operator in the marketplace can match,” says president Tommy Sowers. “By upgrading our aircraft with the G5000, we're elevating our fleet to incorporate the best of the best in avionics technology. This and other investments we are making in technology will help further our mission of providing the safest, most reliable and most efficient private jet experiences in the market.”
flyExclusive will partner with Dallas Executive airport-based Force Aviation to install the G5000 system in 10 of its Cessna Citation Excel aircraft. Force Aviation has more than 100 years of collective experience in avionics and preventative maintenance.
“As a leader in avionics installation and repair and a Garmin Platinum dealer, we pride ourselves on working with the best brands in aviation to equip their fleets with the most innovative technology available,” says Force Aviation director of sales Kelly Brown. “We are excited to partner with flyExclusive on the installation of the G5000 system in its aircraft, giving its pilots a new tool to deliver seamless experiences for pilots and customers.”
Additional benefits of the G5000 for flyExclusive's fleet include increased dispatch reliability to help optimise fleet availability even amid peak demand, reducing trip cancellations and the need for replacement lift; enhanced safety for crews and passengers due to increased situational awareness and additional safety-aiding items; familiarity for pilots trained in Garmin avionics systems, and it is a highly intuitive system for those using it for the first time; the ability to display charts, datalink weather, detailed taxi diagrams, synthetic vision and options for controller pilot data link communications; and a modernised cockpit layout to match new production aircraft.
“We designed the G5000 to provide one of the most intuitive pilot-vehicle interfaces available in any business jet avionics system,” says Garmin manager, integrated flight deck retrofit programmes Dave Brown. “With this technology, flyExclusive pilots will now have the most robust avionics technology available to enhance the reliability and safety of the private jet experience for their customers.”