Duncan Aviation Announces CJ2+ Upgrade Program

March 25, 2014
It is performing behind-the-scenes work of obtaining FAA STC for the upgrades. In addition, the workscope also includes a redesigned cockpit and improves design aesthetics in the cockpit.

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company on an upgrade program for the Cessna Citation CJ2+ aircraft.

Cessna designed and installed the state-of-the-art Garmin G3000 avionics suite in a CJ2+ aircraft owned by Cessna. Duncan Aviation is performing behind-the-scenes work of obtaining FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the upgrades. In addition to the avionics upgrade, the workscope also includes a redesigned cockpit that shaves inches off the cockpit floor pedestal and improves design aesthetics in the cockpit, new pressurization and environmental systems, LED exterior lighting and additional upgrade options.

The Garmin G3000 avionics package represents a quantum leap in terms of situational awareness, intuitive ease-of-use and visual appeal. The suite includes three 14-inch high-resolution displays with split-screen capability and touch-screen control panels. Included capabilities include TCAS 1, TAWS B, GWX-70 weather radar, WAAS LPV approach, ADS-B Out, XM weather and radio, ChartView electronic approach charts, SafeTaxi airport maps, and stereo 3D audio capability. Optional features include TCAS II Change 7.1, TAWS A, Synthetic Vision technology, wind shear detection and alerting, SurfaceWatch, HF radio, Link 2000+ CPDLC and Stormscope.

“We are pleased to be able to work with Cessna on this exciting upgrade and are proud to offer CJ2+ operators the opportunity to experience all the functional and aesthetic benefits of new avionics and systems while keeping their current aircraft,” says John Slieter, Vice President of Aircraft Service and Modifications Sales with Duncan Aviation.

When we started exploring this upgrade, we knew we would have a trusted partner in  Duncan Aviation. They have demonstrated the capability of developing upgrade programs that bring operators of aging aircraft the features they want while keeping them in their current aircraft. Our two organizations’ strengths complemented each other on this project and we are proud to bring this collaborative effort to the marketplace,” says Matt Wild, program manager, Cessna Customer Service.

To learn more about the CJ2+ Upgrade, call a Duncan Aviation Avionics Modifications representative at 402.475.2611 or 269.969.8400.

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is the world’s largest family owned business aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and 27 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.  

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit  www.DuncanAviation.aero.

About Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. Textron Aviation includes the businesses of Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting aircraft. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principle lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit textronaviation.com.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at textron.com.