August 20, 2012 Broomfield, CO … JETTECH, a leader in developing affordable aftermarket aircraft solutions, announced today the issuance of an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installing the new touchscreen Garmin GTN 650/750 GPS/NAV/COM on Cessna Citation 500 series aircraft to include models 500, 501, 550, 551, S550 and 560.
The new STC is for a fully integrated GPS/NAV/COMM and also covers the installation of the Garmin GTX 33’s transponders, remote GMA35 audio panels, and GA35/37 antennas.
In addition, the STC includes WAAS approvals and will complement JETTECH’s existing STC for the Garmin G600 “Glass Panel” EFIS installation modification for the Legacy Cessna Citations
Offered as an STC’d data package through JETTECH, shipments will be begin immediately and JETTECH stands ready to support its customers through the installation process.
“The benefits of this STC’d installation are numerous for Legacy Citation owners and operators.” said Rob Irwin, founder and member/manager of JETTECH. “Not only are there greater ranges of choices and price points, pilots now have access to instrumentation that would otherwise be limited or not available due to space restrictions.”
Irwin noted The GMA35 unit is designed to fit securely behind the GTN 750 series, leaving more room for the large display avionics. He said that all is required is to just touch the onscreen “Audio Panel” or “Intercom” button to access those controls.
The large, six inch tall high-definition touchscreen offers access to a variety of displays including terrain mapping, graphical flight planning, geo-referenced charting, traffic display and satellite weather.
In addition to the new STC for the Garmin GTN 650/750 installation as well as the previously announced STC for the G600 install on Legacy Citations, JETTECH has also secured an STC for installing the Garmin G600 RVSM for the Cheyenne III, IIIA & 400LS models.
JETTECH is an aviation systems design firm specializing in developing Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) for aftermarket solutions in US Government aircraft, aircraft that are not supported by a factory OEM engineered installation and alternatives to factory solutions. Currently JETTECH holds numerous FAA and Supplemental Type Certificates for Single and Dual EFIS Primary Flight Displays and RVSM installations on various aircraft including Piper Cheyenne 400 LS, IIIAs and III’s with Collins APS 65 and King KFC 300 and 400 AFGS; Cessna Citations with Bendix, and Sperry autopilots. The company also holds EASA approved STC’s. JETTECH RVSM solutions are compliant with the FAA’s more stringent, mandated requirements and exceed the FAA’s TSO accuracy requirements.
The pending STC is for single or dual GTN 650/750 fully integrated GPS/NAV/COMM. It also includes WAAS approvals and will certify the aircraft for fully autopilot coupled GPS LPV approaches.