GULF COAST Avionics Announces it has completed a dual Garmin GTN750 Touchscreen and ADS-B Out/in upgrade in a CESSNA Citation CJ2
State-of-the-art Garmin dual touchscreen GTN 750 GPS/COMM/NAV/MFDs and ADS-B transponders provide next-generation capabilities, while lowering pilot workload and increasing operational safety.
Lakeland, FL (August 01, 2018) — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics announced that the company has completed a dual touchscreen Garmin GTN 750 GPS/COMM/NAV/MFD and dual Garmin ADS-B transponder installation in a 1997 Cessna Citation CJ2.
“This installation is a fantastic example of how an owner can add significant operational, situational awareness and safety capabilities to a legacy business aircraft, without the significant cost and downtime of a total panel upgrade,” Garcia said. “We were able to accomplish all that the owner wanted, including engineering and fabricating new pilot-side and center instrument panels, on time and on budget.”
“Working with the Jettech GTN STC, this was a rather straightforward upgrade to the Citation’s legacy analog radios,” stated Gulf Coast Avionics’ Sales Manager, Matt Schloss. “Probably the biggest challenge was the integration of the new Garmin avionics with the Citation’s Honeywell EFIS displays and the analog autopilot and weather radar.”
“The STC had all of the primary system integration instructions covered, but every time you open up the panel of a 21-year old airplane, you may well be in for a surprise,” he said. “Fortunately, this Citation was in exceptional condition so there were just a few unexpected issues.”
Cessna Citation CJ2 Upgrades
The Gulf Coast Avionics Cessna Citation CJ2 touchscreen upgrade includes:
• Dual Garmin touchscreen GTN 750 GPS/COMM/NAV/MFD units
• Garmin GMA 35c Remote Audio Panel
• Garmin GTX 345 ADS-B Out/In Transponder
• Garmin GTX 335 ADS-B Out Transponder
• Garmin Flight Stream 510 Connext Interface
• Fabricating and painting new metal pilot-side and center instrument panels.
“The owner is extremely pleased with how the airplane turned out,” Garcia said. “He primarily flies it single-pilot and is very happy to have the added workload reducing and safety enhancing features that the new Garmin touchscreen avionics offer. This upgraded Citation will efficiently meet his travel needs for years to come."
Gulf Coast Avionics was appointed the first Garmin avionics dealer in 1990 and has received Garmin’s prestigious Platinum Award for leading sales for 28 consecutive years.