Garmin International, Olathe, Kan., announced Oct. 18 at NBAA in Atlanta that it is developing an integrated flight deck for Part 25 transport category aircraft, stepping up from its traditional focus on lower-end GA aircraft certified to Part 23.
The Garmin 5000 is being designed specifically crew-flown turbine aircraft, combining a dual multi-sensor flight management system (FMS), touchscreen vehicle management units, and multi-pane cockpit displays, the company said. Garmin expects to receive Technical Standard Orders (TSO) certification of the G5000 system in 2012.
Also at NBAA, Cessna Aircraft Co., announced the launch of the Citation Ten, an advanced version of its Citation X business jet, that will be the debut platform for the G5000 flight deck. First flight of the new Citation Ten is planned for late 2011, with certification and first delivery in 2013.
The Citation Ten cockpit design centers on three 14-inch LCD primary and multifunction displays and four touch-screen control panels. Among standard features, Cessna said, will be a pilot-vehicle touch-screen interface, TCAS II with Change 7.1 software, synthetic vision, electronic charts, Garmin SafeTaxi, dual FMS with WAAS LPV and RNP 0.3 SAAAR capability, solid-state weather radar with turbulence detection and vertical scan capability, integrated terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), ADS-B Out and Link 2000+ data link.