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A Guide to the
Citation 560XL Series: Part 2
ADS-B vs. ADS-B + LPV vs. Garmin G5000 Upgrade
by Kandi Spangler
Let’s face it – it’s not an easy decision. Do you spend $130,000 to simply keep your airplane
in the air? Spend $300,000 to make it legal and give yourself greater access? Or spend $500,000 and give your airplane a complete avionics facelift, extending its useful life for many years? To answer that
question, let’s first look at each option in greater detail.
Option 1: ADS-B Compliance
At a minimum, as of Janu- ary 1, 2020, all jet aircraft need to be equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
(ADS-B). The cost to equip your air- craft with ADS-B can vary widely depending upon the equipment you currently have installed, but can range anywhere from $80,000 to $300,000. Now that ADS-B is man- datory, what you’ll find is the invest- ment doesn’t necessarily translate into increased value; it simply means
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