Amsterdam-based MRO JetSupport has been selected to provide the first Garmin G5000 cockpit retrofit for a European-registered Cessna Citation Excel. The fully integrated suite, which will provide compliance with all current and anticipated mandates, features 14-inch flight displays with touchscreen controllers, the GIA 64E GPS/NAV/COM, Sirius/XM Weather Datalink, TAWS A, and dual GTX 3000 ADS-B transponders.
Available options include synthetic vision, SurfaceWatch, underspeed protection, Chartview with Jeppesen charts, Iridium phone/datalink WX, ground clutter/turbulence detection, and VHF data radio, FANS-1/A, CPDLC & Link 2000+.
“We wish to congratulate JetSupport on securing the first European G5000 customer upgrade for the Citation Excel/XLS in Europe,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president for aviation sales and marketing. “We’ve seen a tremendous amount of interest for the G5000 in the Excel and XLS markets and we continue to achieve certification milestones that align with an entry-into-service date early this summer.”
JetSupport has been in operation at Schiphol Airport for more than 17 years, and its facility can perform other work including inspections, airframe and engine maintenance, paint, or interior upgrades. The company recently announced it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Scandinavian Avionics to further expand the business opportunities for both companies. JetSupport’s clients will gain access to the latter’s avionics capabilities, while the partnership will offer one-stop-shop solutions for customers in the Benelux region.