Garmin unveils G5000 flight deck modernization program for Beechjet 400A, Hawker 400XP

Aug. 29, 2013
OLATHE, Kan., 29 Aug. 2013. Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), is expanding its portfolio of flight deck upgrades to include a G5000 modernization program for the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP.

OLATHE, Kan., 29 Aug. 2013. Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), is expanding its portfolio of flight deck upgrades to include a G5000 modernization program for the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP.

The Garmin G5000 flight deck for the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP aircraft will feature three high-resolution, 12-inch flight displays, along with two touch-screen display/controllers that serve as the primary crew interface for the system. The landscape-oriented flight displays have multi-pane capability, enabling multiple pages to be viewed side-by-side on any screen. Pilots can simultaneously view maps, charts, checklists, TAWS, TCAS, flight plans, weather, video input, and more.

The G5000 system features Garmin’s advanced autopilot, PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approach capability, doppler weather radar, and options for Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), ADS-B, as well as Garmin TAS or TCAS I/II traffic solutions for pilot situational awareness.

The new Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP flight deck is estimated to provide a weight savings of 200 pounds, allowing owners and operators the option to carry an additional passenger with the same fuel load.

STC certification is targeted for approval in 2015 and will be available from select Garmin dealers.

“G5000 is the ideal solution for Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP operators,” says Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “This upgrade offers existing owners and operators a chance to breathe new life into the aircraft they love with industry leading situational awareness tools, safety enhancements, and NextGen capabilities. And they get all this in addition to an estimated 200 pound useful load increase.”

The G5000 installation on the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP includes a digital, dual-channel, fail passive automatic flight control system (AFCS). It includes coupled wide area augmentation system (WAAS/SBAS) approaches, vertical navigation, and flight level change (FLC) capability.

The system features TAWS-B alerting as standard with optional TAWS-A, as well as geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts and Garmin SafeTaxi, which displays the location of runways, taxiways, FBOs, and hangars. The upgrade will also support Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) operations.

The new Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP G5000 flight deck will feature Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) as an option, which presents 3D depictions of virtual terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment so that the image on the display replicates what pilots would see outside the cockpit on a clear day. SVT alert pilots of potential ground hazards by displaying terrain and obstacles which pose a threat to the aircraft with appropriate TAWS alert coloring, as well as voice alerts.

The G5000 flight deck will support a wide array of options, including:

Advanced weather radar capabilities, such as turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression

Geo-referenced display of terminal procedures featuring Garmin ChartView, powered by Jeppesen

Garmin Connext services including satellite access to worldwide weather, voice calling and text messaging

SiriusXM Satellite Weather for U.S. and Canada which provides comprehensive weather data such as NEXRAD, METAR, lightning, winds aloft, echo tops and more

NextGen/SESAR compliance with ADS-B In and ADS-B Out capabilities

Active and passive traffic surveillance functionality using advanced TCAS II/ACAS II technology, featuring Garmin’s patented CLEAR CAS (Correlated Location Enhanced ADS-B Receiver Collision Avoidance System), which uses a blended surveillance method of active interrogation and passive reception of ADS-B data

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