Textron Aviation completes first Garmin G5000 installation in a Brazil-based Citation XLS at Orlando Service Center
WICHITA, Kan., (June 23, 2023) – Textron Aviation today announced it 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 Aviation’s Orlando Service Center, modernizes 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 Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, through a global network of service and part centers, 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,” said Brian Rohloff, senior vice president, Customer Support. “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 Centers. To learn more about modernizing their existing aircraft with this advanced avionics suite, customers can contact Textron Aviation or visit https://upgrades.txtav.com/.
Textron Aviation, through its Beechcraft and Cessna brands, is renowned for its unrivaled global service network dedicated to complete life-cycle support. In addition to its expansive company-owned footprint, Textron Aviation’s jet and turboprop customers have access to a global network of more than 300 authorized service facilities. Textron Aviation also offers a mobile support program featuring more than 40 mobile service units and on-site service technicians and support. Find additional information about Textron Aviation’s service programs at http://txtav.com/en/service.
We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.
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