Textron Aviation completes first Garmin G5000 in Brazil based Citation XLS at Orlando


Citation XLS Garmn G5000 flight deck

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 the Supplemental Type Certification. The G5000 avionics upgrade, performed at Textron Aviation’s Orlando Service Center, modernises the cockpit, solves parts obsolescence and addresses mandate requirements, while also offering a lower cost of operation.

“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.

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), said to offer 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.