EASA Grants Garmin Approval for Mustang Upgrade

 - August 19, 2021, 11:55 AM
EASA's authorization will allow European-registered Citation Mustang owners to upgrade several avionics systems in the light jet's G1000 NXi cockpit. (Photo: Garmin)

Garmin has received EASA approval for G1000 NXi updates on the Citation Mustang. The authorization will allow owners and operators to perform upgrades on many of the light twinjet’s key avionics systems. The modifications—immediately available at Textron service centers for both G1000 NXi-equipped Mustangs and those looking to upgrade to the system—include the GWX 75 advanced weather radar, the GSR 56 Iridium satellite datalink, and the GTX 345DR transponder.

The GWX 75 all-digital weather radar offers a 16-color palette, four times more colors than the original GWX 68, that provides operators with a more detailed image of the weather and storm cell dynamics. Optional ground clutter suppression and turbulence detection help to provide a clearer understanding of real weather threats.

In tandem with the GSR 56, part of the OEM’s Connext family, owners and operators can access safety features such as on-demand global datalink weather information, two-way text and voice communication, and automatic aircraft position tracking.

Through the GTX 345DR, users can receive full ADS-B In capabilities, including the “TargetTrend” relative motion display, which provides target trajectory and closure rates of other aircraft in relation to the current flight path. To meet situational requirements for an ADS-B solution, the unit also retains the full redundancy of a dual-diversity transponder system.