Third Citation 501 delivered with new glass panel
The third Cessna Citation 501 to receive the new Sierra/Garmin G501SP avionics suite was delivered on 10 March 2012 at Sierra’s South Texas modification facility. Developed in cooperation with Garmin International, the G501SP upgrade gives the classic Citation 501 series cockpit the look of a brand new business jet.
The G501SP flight deck includes two high-resolution 10.4” LCD PFD displays for pilot and copilot and a centrally-mounted 10.4” LCD Multifunction Display at an installed price of $284,000.00. Optional upgrades include a 12” central MFD display, dual LCD engine instrument displays, Jeppesen Charts, XM Radio, TAWS-B and a pedestal-mounted alphanumeric keypad. Typical installations will require 4 to 5 weeks, depending on options chosen.
This digital avionics package integrates the latest in GPS, terrain, weather and aircraft traffic technologies, significantly enhancing situational awareness and streamlining the pilot’s workload. Combined with Cobham/Meggitt EIDS digital engine instrumentation and optional upgrades such as SVT synthetic vision and TAWS, the G501SP upgrade gives the classic Citation capabilities that compare very favorably to the newest light jets on the market.
The G501SP package and options are available for installation at Sierra’s Uvalde, Texas facility and in kit form for dealer installation at other locations. The system is applicable to all Cessna Citation 501 aircraft with either Pratt & Whitney JT15-D or Williams FJ44-2A engines.