Posted by John McHale PHOENIX, Ariz., 23 June 2010. Cessna's Citation X aircraft will use Honeywell's (NYSE: HON) Primus Elite cockpit displays beginning in 2011. Primus Elite converts the existing cathode ray tube (CRT) displays to more reliable and capable liquid crystal displays (LCDs). The five panel LCD displays incorporate internal computing power allowing operators to access functionality only available in newer aircraft. Honeywell's Primus Elite will also be available as an optional service bulletin upgrade through the Cessna Citation Service Center network for in-service Citation Xs. There are approximately 300 Citation X aircraft in service around the world that are eligible for the Primus Elite upgrade. "New features will include XM graphical weather in the United States and Southern Canada, Jeppesen electronic charts and maps with aircraft position displayed worldwide, andvideo displays through a cursor-driven, on-screen interface," says Chad Cundiff, vice president, Crew Interface Products, Honeywell Aerospace. "Improved moving map capability will show geopolitical boundaries as well as airspace and airways." Primus Elite is available as a forward-fit application for newer model aircraft and is an update to Primus 1000/2000/XP, SPZ-8400/8500 and some SPZ-8000 avionics systems. Honeywell's future plans for Primus Elite include Honeywell's SmartView synthetic vision system.