Posted on January 30th, 2019
Garmin launched a G5000 avionics modernization program for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP, targeted for FAA STC approval in 2015, that will be available at certain Garmin dealers. The company estimates that the glass cockpit retrofit for the light twinjet will cost between $450,000 and $500,000 installed. In addition to modernizing the flight deck, the new avionics package is lighter and thus raises the jet’s useful load by 200 pounds.
The Garmin flight deck for the 400A/400XP will include three landscape-oriented, 12-inch LCD flight displays, as well as two touchscreen display/controllers. According to Garmin, the displays permit multiple pages to be viewed side-by-side, allowing pilots to simultaneously view maps, charts, checklists, terrain, air traffic, flight plans, weather and video input, among others, on the three displays. The G5000 also features a digital autopilot, PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approach capability, Doppler weather radar and options for synthetic vision, ADS-B and TAS/Tcas traffic solutions. “The G5000 is the ideal solution for Beechjet 400A/400XP operators,” said Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing Carl Wolf. “This upgrade offers existing owners and operators a chance to breathe new life into the aircraft they love with situational awareness tools, safety enhancements and NextGen capabilities.”
The G5000 flight deck will feature three high-resolution 12-inch flight displays, along with two touch screen display/controllers that serve as the primary interface for the system. With the ability to view multiple pages side-by-side, pilots will have the option to view maps, charts, checklists, TAWS, TCAS, flight plans, weather, along with video input and more – simultaneously!
Equipped with Garmin’s advanced autopilot, the G5000 will give pilots the finest in situational awareness and offer additional options such as Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), ADS-B compatibility, as well as Garmin TAS or TCAS I/II traffic solutions. Furthermore, 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!
The STC certification is targeted for approval in 2015 and will be available from select Garmin dealers.