Cessna Highlights Product Improvements

 - November 17, 2006, 6:50 AM

A Max-Viz enhanced vision system (EVS) for the Citation Excel and XLS and a Collins Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) for the CJ1 and CJ2 were among product upgrades introduced to more than 400 Citation operators attending Cessna’s annual customer conference in Wichita this week. Cessna also detailed several new programs designed to improve flight planning and maintenance for all Citation operators. The EVS-1000 option uses a fuselage-mounted, infrared camera to augment situational and terrain awareness at night and at other times of reduced visibility. The image is viewed on a cockpit display. The Rockwell Collins IFIS, which will be standard on new CJ1+s and CJ2+s, offers flight crews a variety of information, such as electronic charts, airspace information, navigation updates and real-time weather, with data presented on the standard Cessna Citation multifunction cockpit display.