On August 30, 2016, Garmin International Inc. announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted supplemental type certification (STC) for the G5000 avionics suite in the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft. The G5000 modernizes the cockpit, increases aircraft utility, offers significant weight savings and provides operators with a solution to fulfill global next generation airspace initiatives. Additionally, the G5000 upgrade offers lower cost of operation and solves parts obsolescence with zero-time avionics.
“Achieving certification of the G5000 in the Beechjet is a monumental accomplishment, and on behalf of the entire Garmin team, we are all very proud to bring this modern flight deck upgrade to Beechjet operators today,” said Phil Straub, Garmin vice president and managing director of aviation. “Based on customer interest and the volume of early adopters, the response of this retrofit program has exceeded our expectations. The G5000 offers an elevated level of situational awareness and advanced flight deck capabilities that surpass other solutions available on the market today, while solving a broad range of worldwide operational requirements.”
The G5000 Integrated Flight Deck modernization program for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP features three high-resolution 12-inch flight displays situated alongside dual touchscreen display controllers that serve as the primary crew interface to the system, simplifying operation and ease of control of the flight deck. Landscape flight displays offer multi-pane capability, allowing up to six independent pages to be displayed simultaneously. Charts can be viewed across all three displays. In addition to charts, pilots can simultaneously display maps, checklists, TAWS and TCAS information, flight plans, weather and more. Additionally, the Beechjet’s G5000 flight deck is estimated to provide a weight savings of 150 pounds or more compared to the current system, allowing additional baggage, passenger and fuel load flexibility.
“The G5000 has received the admiration and enthusiastic praise of customers throughout the world since its introduction over five years ago. Based on the volume of orders and with many customers’ desire to incorporate a modern Garmin flight deck into their aircraft, we are just as excited to bring this avionics suite to Beechjet customers as they are to fly behind it,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “This flight deck modernization program offers owners and operators a state-of-the-art flight deck that yields a substantially lower cost of operation and delivers an exceptional in-flight experience, which is all backed by a three year warranty and 12 consecutive years of award-winning avionics product support.”
Garmin’s integrated autopilot is included within the G5000 system, along with optional Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) and the GWX 70 weather radar. For more details regarding the G5000 flight deck modernization program, contact Scott Frye at +1-913-440-2412 or email@example.com.
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