OLATHE, Kan., - Garmin in Olathe, Kansas, announced it will expand its G5000 integrated flight deck retrofit upgrades to include the Cessna Citation XLS+ and XLS Gen2 aircraft. The G5000 integrated avionics suite modernizes the cockpit with additional capabilities and increases situational awareness of the flight crew.
The G5000 integrated flight deck for the Citation XLS+ and XLS Gen2 features three landscape-oriented flight displays with split-screen capability, allowing pilots to simultaneously view maps, charts, checklists, TAWS, TCAS, flight plan information, weather and more. Two intuitive touchscreen controllers serve as the pilot interface to the flight deck and contribute to the ease of operation and seamless transition between various pages. New with G5000 for the XLS+ and XLS Gen2, two GI 275 electronic flight instruments can be used as standby ADIs, each with a 60-minute back-up battery.
Installation of the G5000 for the Citation XLS+ and XLS Gen2 includes a fully digital Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS). The AFCS offers precise performance throughout the aircraft's flight envelope and helps manage speed and performance.
The system also includes Emergency Descent Mode (EDM) as a standard feature. In the event an aircraft loses cabin pressurization, EDM is capable of automatically descending the aircraft to a preset altitude without pilot intervention to help avert hypoxic situations. Underspeed protection (USP) allows the autopilot to assist with airspeed management, while also enabling fully coupled go-arounds, greatly reducing pilot workload. Additionally, operators gain access to more airports and lower approach minimums throughout the world as the G5000 is PBN/RNP 0.3 certified, enabling LPV/APV approach capability.
Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) has been upgraded to include a 3D exocentric view of the airport environment to aid situational awareness while taxiing. SVT also displays 3D building footprints including hangars, terminals and towers, taxiways, aprons, signs and other markings to help reduce runway incursions by providing better situational awareness while taxiing at airports contained in the SafeTaxi database. Significant updates to SVT have added features such as increased topographical clarity, sharpened water and terrain boundaries, improved obstacle and powerlines display, enhanced runway and airport sign depiction and more.
Taxiway Routing, a new feature from Garmin, allows the flight crew to use the touchscreen controller to enter taxi routes, which then provides guidance on the 2D navigational maps or 3D SVT depictions. SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology complements TOLD calculations to provide indications and alerts designed to help prevent pilots from taking off or landing on the wrong runway, a runway that is too short or a taxiway. It also displays the remaining runway distance information on the PFD during the takeoff roll and landing rollout.
The G5000 upgrade for the Citation XLS+ and XLS Gen2 comes with a fully integrated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution that's DO-260B/TSO C166b compliant and utilizes antenna diversity, which satisfies all current global mandates. ADS-B In traffic data is analyzed by the Runway Occupancy Awareness (ROA) system, which alerts the crew of potential runway incursions caused by nearby airborne aircraft, aircraft on the ground and ground vehicles.