New Garmin Upgrades for PC-12, Citation Excel, XLS


The TXi EIS puts engine information on a 10.6 inch flight display that can accommodate a primary flight display (PFD) or multi-function display (MFD) with a vertical EIS strip, or on a flight mode display. 7 inch portrait as a dedicated EIS display. The EIS TXi provides real-time data using colors, bands and rays to show normal operating ranges and limits at a glance. Engine torque, propeller rpm, gas generator rpm and intermediate turbine temperature can be configured to change their markings based on pressure altitude, air temperature exterior, etc. Additional standard gauges include oil pressure and temperature, fuel flow, amount of fuel, and electrical system condition.

The system also comes with limitation timers. These keep track of engine overruns, use timers to record the duration of all time-based excursions, and flash to alert the pilot. The date, time and duration of the violation are also recorded.

A fuel planning feature allows pilots to enter fuel data after a fuel stop, then automatically provides information on fuel range, endurance, and fuel above destination during a flight.

The EIS TXi has a data logging feature that stores engine parameters including overshoots which are stored on an SD card and the information can be paired wirelessly with the Garmin Flight Stream 510, then transferred and stored on the Garmin Pilot application, and automatically uploaded to the flyGarmin site.

With Garmin’s GFC 600 autopilot, G600 PFD, GTN Xi navigators, GTX ADS-B transponders and GWX weather radar, the EIS TXi provides a complete modernization package that allows owners to fully modernize their cockpits.

Excel and XLS citation

Garmin also announced that 10% of the Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS business jet fleet have been fitted with Garmin’s G5000 integrated flight deck.

“We are delighted that so many owners and operators have chosen to upgrade the Citation Excel / XLS to the G5000 since we announced the certification of the program just two years ago,” said Carl Wolf, vice -President of Aviation and Marketing at Garmin. “Offering an unprecedented level of situational awareness, the G5000 also offers a significantly lower cost of ownership and an exceptional flying experience, making it an attractive upgrade from these popular aircraft. “

The G5000 utilizes three landscape-oriented flight displays with split-screen capability to display maps, checklists, terrain avoidance and warning system, traffic alert and flight avoidance system. collision, a flight plan and other information. The upgrade also includes an automatic flight control system, an emergency descent mode for use in the event of a loss of pressurization, and coupled go-arounds activated by the autopilot. The autopilot also activates an optional underspeed protection feature that prevents low speed conditions.

With the G5000 there is also performance based navigation and Required Navigation Performance (PBN / RNP) 0.3 with LPV / APV approach capability, allowing operators to access more airports and reduce approach minima worldwide; Communication-Departure Clearance Data Link Controller (CPDLC-DCL), which automates the issuance of clearances at more than 60 airports in the United States; and CPDLC en route for data link messages to exchange messages with air traffic control in the United States and Europe.

Among other features, the G5000 comes with synthetic vision; SurfaceWatch to prevent take-offs or landings on taxiways or runways that are too short; weather data link; Doppler weather radar; and FANS-1 / A + and ACARS support which allows pilots to pilot the North Atlantic Track System (NATS).

Optional Connext cockpit wireless connectivity via Flight Stream 510 enables flight plan transfers between compatible mobile devices including Garmin Pilot, FltPlan Go and ForeFlight mobile, as well as Database Concierge, wireless database transfer from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to the G5000.


Kevin A. Perras

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