Duncan Aviation gives first-hand look at Garmin G5000 flight deck install process

posted on 1st March 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Duncan Aviation gives first-hand look at Garmin G5000 flight deck install process

Duncan Aviation has announced a new 4-part video series where Regional Avionics Sales Representative Michael Kussatz walks viewers through the complete process of installing the Garmin G5000 flight deck into a Citation Excel/XLS.

The video series is intended to give viewers a first-hand look into everything their technicians have to do to successfully install the new flight deck, and provide more information as to why 10% of the Citation Excel/XLS fleet has already upgraded to the G5000 avionics suite.

You can view the full series here: https://www.duncanaviation.aero/services/avionics-installation/citation-560xl-g5000

“Installing the G5000 flight deck is no easy task,” said Kussatz.

“A lot of people don’t realize that the install requires the avionics, wiring, complete interior, and everything in the avionics nose bay to be removed and replaced.

“I wanted to give better insight into what our technicians have to do to install the new flight deck.”

The owner of this Citation Excel/XLS was looking to upgrade his outdated avionics suite due to the older equipment in his aircraft getting more expensive and difficult to maintain.

“The G5000 has a new 3-year warranty and much better reliability than the current, older system,” said Kussatz.

“The system comes with some extremely advanced features such as Synthetic Vision, HSI moving map, onboard weather radar overlaid on the moving map, and the ability to split both the PFD’s and MFD’s screen to view additional pages.

“There is also an option to add CPDLC to the G5000, which is a system that is already here and expanding in the U.S. This system is used to streamline ATC and crew communications both on the ground and in the air via a text-based datalink.”

The new flight deck was installed at Duncan Aviation’s Satellite in St. Paul, Minnesota, where the team completed the install squawk-free, on time, and on budget.