The FAA Certifies The Garmin G1000 For The Cessna CitationJet


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The FAA Certifies The Garmin G1000 For The Cessna CitationJet

By Daniel Baxter

July 21, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Garmin, a global leader in satellite navigation a supplemental type certification (STC) for the G1000 integrated flight deck in the Cessna CitationJet (Model 525, serial numbers 0001-0359).

This RVSM compliant system will result in approximately 100 pounds of weight savings, and will give pilots the advantages of flying WAAS approaches with Garmin?s GFC 700 autopilot, electronic charts, datalink weather and optional Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT).

The G1000 flight deck on the Cessna CitationJet is one of the most robust avionics systems on the market today and has a wide array of standard and optional features.


The two 10.4-inch primary flight displays (PFD) replaces many of the traditional cockpit instruments and presents this information in an integrated fashion on a large-format display, and the 12-inch multi-function display (MFD) puts all aircraft-systems monitoring and flight-planning functions at the pilot?s fingertips.

A pedestal-mounted, alpha-numeric keypad enables the pilot to control the avionics? functionality from a center console. The GFC 700 autopilot features include WAAS approaches, vertical navigation, and flight level change (FLC). The system also includes FMS with dual WAAS LPV, Class-B terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), dual integrated solid-state attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS) that can align while in motion.

Including in-flight dynamic restarts, RVSM compliant, with digital air-data computers, dual digital audio control panels, target N1 computer. Garmin SafeTaxi with over 950 U.S. airports to help pilots navigate unfamiliar airports by identifying runways, taxiways, runway incursion hotspots, and hangars, as well as the aircraft?s exact location on the field and Garmin FliteCharts with electronic versions of departure procedures, standard terminal arrival routes, approach charts and airport diagrams.

GDL 69A offers integrated satellite weather datalink and digital-quality audio via XM WX Satellite Weather, service is available in the U.S. and Canadian with a XM subscription. Optional features include Garmin?s GSR 56 Iridium transceiver, GTS 850 and 820 TCAS I and TAS traffic systems, SVT, ChartView and Class-A TAWS.


Cessna?s CitationJet is an entry level business jet that was first announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in 1989. Its first flight was completed in 1991, and first delivery was in 1993.


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