Textron Aviation has completed the first installation of the Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck in a Brazil-based Cessna Citation XLS business jet since receiving supplemental type certification. The G5000 avionics upgrade, performed at Textron's Orlando service centre, modernises the cockpit, solves parts obsolescence and addresses mandate requirements, while also offering a lower cost of operation.
Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker customers receive factory-direct support, maintenance and modifications by Textron through its global network of service and part centres, mobile service units and 24/7 1CALL AOG support.
"The legendary Citation 560XL series continues to be the most successful business jet family in the world,” says senior vice president, customer support Brian Rohloff. “With more than 100 of the Cessna Citation Excel and XLS fleet now flying G5000, it's a significant milestone to have completed the first installation for an aircraft in Brazil."
Garmin's G5000 avionics suite is designed to provide pilots with an intuitive and modern flight deck, including three landscape-oriented displays with split-screen capability, intuitive touchscreen controllers and geo-referenced Garmin SafeTaxi airport diagrams. The G5000 upgrade installation on the Citation XLS includes a fully digital automatic flight control system (AFCS), offering precise performance throughout the aircraft's flight envelope. Additionally, operators gain access to more airports and lower approach minimums throughout the world as the G5000 has PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approach capability.
The G5000 integrated flight deck upgrade is available for Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft at Textron Aviation service centres.