Honeywell's Primus Elite avionics platform as well as an upgraded cabin management system were selected for Cessna's new Citation X business jet, beginning in 2011. Cessna said the Primus Elite will also be available as an optional service bulletin upgrade through the Cessna Citation Service Center network for in-service Citation Xs.
“The Citation X is Cessna’s flagship business jet and our continued investment will ensure it remains one of the most advanced aircraft in the world,” said Roger Whyte, senior vice president, Cessna Sales and Marketing. “Honeywell’s continued improvements to the Citation X’s avionics, coupled with our cabin management system upgrades, will allow Citation X operators to take maximum advantage of technologies developed for the global operating environment well into the future.”
Based on the Citation X’s current Honeywell Primus 2000 system, the five-panel Elite system features LCDs, offering high-resolution graphics displays for electronic approach charts and moving maps. Honeywell’s planned improvement roadmap for the Elite platform includes options such as synthetic vision and advanced moving map capability. Improvements to the proprietary cabin management system include touch-screen control panels, MP3 player inputs, an improved stereo sound system, updated Airshow display imagery and dual Blu-ray players.