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Garmin G5000 Avionics Suite STC’d for Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 30, 2016



Gulfstream performance app For G650ER/G650
Gulfstream performance app For G650ER/G650. Photo: Gulfstream

[Avionics Today 08-30-2016] The FAA has granted Garmin a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the G5000 avionics suite in the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft. According to Garmin, the G5000 modernizes the cockpit, increases aircraft utility, offers weight savings and provides operators with a solution to fulfill global next generation airspace initiatives. Additionally, the G5000 upgrade offers lower cost of operation and solves parts obsolescence with zero-time avionics.

The G5000 Integrated Flight Deck modernization program for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP features three 12-inch flight displays situated alongside dual touchscreen display controllers that serve as the primary crew interface to the system. Landscape flight displays offer multi-pane capability, allowing up to six independent pages to be displayed simultaneously. Operators can view across all three displays, including FliteCharts terminal approach procedures or optional Garmin ChartView powered by Jeppesen, as well as geo-referenced Garmin SafeTaxi airport diagrams. The integration of SurfaceWatch offers visual and aural cues to help prevent pilots from taking off and landing on a taxiway, on a runway that is too short or on the wrong runway based on performance data entered during preflight. In addition to charts, pilots can simultaneously display maps, checklists, Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) and Traffic Collision and Avoidance System (TCAS) information, flight plans and weather.

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