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Brown. "Really, what a lot of the G5000 does, is
it takes out the obsolescence you have now and
you get all the new kinds of features and benefits
of a modern cockpit."
"One of the biggest benefits for an operator is
to save on long-term costs," adds Conrad Theisen,
director of avionics sales at Elliott Aviation. "In
addition, operators are taking care of obsolescence issues. This process removes the cathode
ray tube and replaces them with 14-inch flight
displays. You're also getting rid of RMUs, remote
tuning units, that are becoming obsolete. A few
other things that look at financially - most of
these 560XLS are on an avionics parts program
and with the Garmin G5000 upgrade, operators
are going to be saving $75 per flight hour because

BRUCE POLK and Boris Richardson take apart
the inside of a Citation 560XL as part of the G5000
install.
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they're removing all the high dollar equipment.
Not to mention the overall reliability of the
G5000."
Outside of battling obsolescence, the G5000
brings with it a host of modern features to the
Citations, as well. Upgrades include the ability for
pilot and copilots to work off different displays,
via the ability to split the main flight display on
the G5000; enhanced software and radar systems
allowing for greater, interactive maps and reports,
including the ability to see weather and airport
information miles away from Citation pilots current location.
Brown said that one of the big upgrades the
G5000 brings is the restructuring of the Citation's
autopilot with the G5000 install.
"One of the big things we do is if you look at
any modern airplane, I think all of them now have
the autopilot controller up front and center on top
of the glare shield. You know with older ones, you
had some mode controllers up on a panel and

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Changing of the Seasons
Nip/Tuck: Aircraft Edition
Staving Off Obsolescence
The Business of Biz-Jet Maintenance in Latin America
Airlines Need MROs to be More Like Pit Crews
Stepping Up Ladder Safety
Time to Upgrade?
Browsing the Digital Library
Product Showcase
Only the Paranoid Survive: Overcoming Complacency
It Takes Teamwork to Identify Safety Challenges
Can People be Trained to Become Better Service Providers?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Nip/Tuck: Aircraft Edition
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Staving Off Obsolescence
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - The Business of Biz-Jet Maintenance in Latin America
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Airlines Need MROs to be More Like Pit Crews
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Stepping Up Ladder Safety
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Time to Upgrade?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Browsing the Digital Library
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Showcase
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Only the Paranoid Survive: Overcoming Complacency
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - It Takes Teamwork to Identify Safety Challenges
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Can People be Trained to Become Better Service Providers?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Advertisers' Index
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