Cessna Citation owners can now take advantage of Garmin International’s advanced avionics technology as the Olathe, Kansas-based company’s G700 Txi is now available for the light business jet series. Citation owners can get a single or dual 10.6-inch display installed through an STC made available by JETTECH, based in Broomfield, Colorado, and can be installed by approved Garmin dealers. The G700 TXi is specifically designed for aircraft in the Part 23 category.
Like Garmin’s G500 and G600 series for lighter aircraft, the G700 links to a GTN 650 or 750. The combination offers coupled LPV/WAAS approaches with the option to display vertical navigation guidance with RNAV approaches. The G700 TXi displays a map overlay on the HSI portion of the PFD, showing an overhead view of terrain, traffic, weather and more. 3D synthetic vision views are also provided on the PFD, displaying a frontal view of weather, traffic, terrain and the runway environment.
Real time, cost free weather and traffic can be provided by a separate Garmin ADS-B unit. Datalink weather products can also be added as well as options for RVSM support. FlightCharts can be linked either with Garmin’s FliteCharts or Jeppesen’s approach charts. Database updates can be streamed through a Flight Stream 510, allowing customers to sync the data with a portable wireless smartphone or tablet.
The G700 TXi option will initially be available for the Cessna Citation II/SII and Citation V with the Sperry SPZ 500 autopilot. Additional models are expected to follow. A Citation II with the G700 TXi will be on display at Garmin’s exhibit at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, next week.