When Cessna canceled the large-cabin Citation Columbus last year, many wondered what the company would do next. Now we know: the Citation X will remain Cessna’s flagship–for now. Last month at the NBAA Convention, the Wichita-based airframer unveiled a longer and slightly faster variant of its iconic Mach 0.92 speedster, first delivered in 1996, and renamed it the Citation Ten.
Elliott Aviation of Moline, Ill., is celebrating its 75th anniversary at NBAA by increasing its capability, passing on “significant” savings to customers and giving visitors to its booth (No. 7127) an opportunity to enter a contest for a chance to win $75,000.
Honeywell chose not to participate in the avionics selection opportunity for the new Citation Ten program, a Honeywell spokesman told AIN yesterday here at the NBAA Convention. “Honeywell was invited to continue its participation on the Citation X,” he said, “and greatly values our long-lasting relationship with Cessna and with Cessna operators.
Embraer has certified a new traffic collision alert and avoidance system (TCAS) and a terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) for its Phenom 100 light jet.
Garmin, the Olathe, Kan. company (Booth No. 6456) that pioneered glass cockpits and synthetic-vision technology in small general aviation airplanes, is stepping up into the bizav big leagues with a Part 25 integrated avionics system called G5000 that will square off against business jet cockpits from industry heavyweights Honeywell and Rockwell Collins.
When Cessna canceled the large-cabin Citation Columbus last year, many wondered what the company would do next. Now we know: the Citation X will remain Cessna’s flagship—for now. Cessna unveiled yesterday a longer and slightly faster variant of its iconic 0.92 Mach speedster, first delivered in 1996, and rebranded it the Ten.
Cessna Citation engine retrofit specialist Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas, has taken a step into the avionics realm with a new program to engineer an integrated digital Garmin glass cockpit upgrade for legacy Cessna Citation 501s.
Urbana, Ill.-based simulator manufacturer Frasca International (Booth No. 1839) has received an order from Purdue University for an Embraer Phenom FAA level-6 flight training device (FTD). It will include the same Garmin Prodigy avionics found in the aircraft and will be used in the university’s professional pilot training program.
Danish Hawker Beechcraft specialist Scandinavian Aircraft Technologies (ScanTech) is coordinating EASA approval of Garmin G1000 installations in King Air 90s and 200s. <o:p></o:p>
Garmin (Booth No. 6456) has received FAA STC approval of its helicopter terrain awareness and warning system for the GNS 430W/530W navcoms. The new HTAWS is available immediately as an option on newly purchased systems or as a field upgrade for current owners.