|Cessna Citation CJ1 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia
[Avionics Magazine 09-19-2016] Gulf Coast Avionics has completed an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)-compliant Garmin touchscreen avionics upgrade on a 1998 Citation CJ1.
“The aircraft is owned and flown by a Tampa-based businessman who primarily flies single-pilot,” said Rick Garcia, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Avionics. “He recently moved up to the CJ1 from a Piper Cheyenne and he wanted to do an avionics upgrade that would not only ensure the Citation’s ADS-B compliance, but also deliver a number of operational and situational awareness benefits that would make the transition easier.”
The Citation CJ1 upgrade included:
• Dual Garmin GTN 750 Touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMM/Multi-Function Displays (MFDs);
• Dual Garmin GTX 345 ADS-B Out and In Mode S extended squitter transponders;
• Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach capability; and
• Garmin Flight Stream 210 gateway for wireless iPad cockpit connectivity
“This was our shop’s first ADS-B-compliant Garmin GTN touchscreen installation in a CJ1 and with our prior experience with Citations it turned out to be a pretty straight forward project,” said Matt Schloss, sales representative for Gulf Coast Avionics. “We did have to create a new wiring harness to interface the new avionics with the legacy Honeywell EFIS and autopilot. Everything else was done following the JetTech [Standard Type Certificate] STC.”
A central Florida-based Part 135 charter company has also awarded Gulf Coast Avionics a similar project to upgrade a Citation II.