Beechjet G5000 Retrofit Enters Final Certification Stages


The Federal Aviation Administration has issued Type Inspection Authorization for the G5000 integrated flight deck on the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP aircraft. TIA initiates the formal FAA flight evaluation of the G5000 flight deck modernization program, indicating this program is in its final stages of certification. Type Inspection Authorization requires intensive examination of the modernized avionics suite and demonstrates compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The accumulated flight test hours, engineering development and TIA flight evaluation paves the way for the G5000 integrated flight deck to soon receive Supplemental Type Certification and begin customer deliveries.

The G5000 Integrated Flight Deck modernization program for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP features three high-resolution 12-inch flight displays situated alongside dual touchscreen display controllers that serve as the primary crew interface for the system. Shallow menu structures contribute to the simplicity of operation and ease of control of the flight deck. Landscape flight displays offer multi-pane capability, allowing multiple pages and a variety of information to be displayed simultaneously. Charts can be viewed 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. In addition to charts, pilots can simultaneously display maps, checklists, TAWS and TCAS information, flight plans, weather and more. Additionally, the G5000 flight deck for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP is estimated to provide a weight savings of 150 pounds compared to the current system, allowing operators the option to carry an additional passenger with the same fuel load.

Superior flight control technology is provided by our integrated autopilot within the G5000 system. The fully digital, dual channel, fail passive Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) offers optimized performance throughout the aircraft’s flight envelope. The G5000 system supports a wide range of capabilities including coupled wide area augmentation system (WAAS/SBAS) approaches, vertical navigation and flight level change (FLC) modes. Safety enhancing autopilot underspeed protection (USP) is optional and allows the autopilot to assist with airspeed management. Coupled go-arounds are enabled by this technology, greatly reducing pilot workload and bringing sophisticated flight monitoring and performance capability to these aircraft.

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Owners and operators have access to more airports throughout the world when incorporating the G5000 integrated flight deck into their Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP, which features PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approach capability. Pilots are provided with an elevated level of situational awareness with optional SVT, which presents a 3D depiction of virtual terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment so the image on the display replicates what the pilot would see outside the cockpit on a clear day. SVT works seamlessly with Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) alert coloring and voice alerts to warn pilots of potential ground hazards by displaying obstacles and terrain that may pose a threat to the aircraft. The G5000 offers TAWS-B alerting as standard with optional TAWS-A, providing alerts such as excessive closure rate and large glideslope deviations.

The highly adaptable G5000 Integrated Flight Deck is a modernized avionics suite that is equipped to meet and exceed industry requirements. With the G5000 upgrade, these aircraft receive a fully integrated, FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution. Additionally, Garmin Connext services are optionally available and include access to worldwide weather, voice calling and text messaging within the G5000.

Standard equipment as part of the G5000 upgrade, the GWX 70 weather radar offers full-color storm cell tracking capabilities. Benefits such as Turbulence Detection, identifies turbulence associated with precipitation moving at high speeds with Doppler measurements. The Ground Clutter Suppression option removes ground returns from the display so operators can focus on weather of interest. Pilot workload is further reduced with Altitude Compensated Tilt, which automatically adjusts radar antenna tilt with aircraft altitude changes.

Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP owners and operators placing an order for the G5000 Integrated Flight Deck, may take advantage of substantial savings on safety enhancing G5000 options, including Synthetic Vision Technology (SVTTM) and Turbulence Detection for the GWXTM 70 weather radar. Purchased separately, these two options are valued at $46,990. Garmin is offering a Premier Tech Package for this G5000 retrofit that combines both technology options for $29,990, a savings of $17,000 off of individual pricing and for a limited time, customers placing an order for the G5000 Flight Deck, can receive the Premier Tech Package for a special promotional price of $9,990. This represents a savings of $20,000 off of the already discounted Premier Tech Package, or a savings of $37,000 if these options were purchased separately. This promotion is available to customers who place a deposit prior to initial STC certification.

For more details regarding the G5000 flight deck modernization program or for additional information regarding the Early Adopter Incentive program, contact Scott Frye at +1-913-440-2412. Visit our exhibit (S045) at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24-26, 2016, to see the Beechjet G5000 avionics suite. For the latest product announcements, news and stories, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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