Arinc announces Citation 500 RVSM program

 - August 5, 2008, 11:01 AM

Arinc Direct, the business aviation arm of Annapolis, Md.-based Arinc, has introduced an RVSM modification and certification package for the Cessna 500 series that uses the Shadin ADC-6000 dual air-data computer with right-side altimeter. Arinc Direct can provide all the needed aircraft modifications, and can perform them at its location or a site chosen by the customer. Targeted for availability next month, the package modifies the Citation 500/501, 550/551, S550 and 560 airframes. Pricing will vary depending on model, but generally is expected to be about $70,000, including installation and RVSM height-monitoring flights. As part of the Arinc program, the company will also complete application documents required to obtain a letter of authorization for RVSM operations.