Textron Aviation’s Tampa Service Centre has successfully completed the facility’s first Garmin G5000 installation for Martin Truex Jr, NASCAR racing driver and 2017 champion.
In addition to the Beechjet 400A’s G5000 avionics upgrade, Truex had previously installed genuine Hawker winglets and completed a full interior and exterior refurbishment as part of his 400XPR upgrade package.
The Hawker 400XPR programme is fully customisable, and can be performed in stages or in one go. The full Hawker 400XPR package includes Hawker winglets and new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines, a combination that offers a 33 percent increase in range along with improvements in runway and hot/high performance.
The Hawker 400XPR has a range of 1,970 nautical miles with four passengers departing a 5,000-foot elevation airport at 30ºC. The Williams International FJ44-4A32 engines enable the Hawker 400XPR to climb directly to FL450 in 19 minutes at max takeoff weight.
In addition to winglets and new engines, the 400XPR upgrade offers customers the option of retaining their aircraft’s existing Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics or upgrading with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 or Garmin G5000 avionics.
Customers can also choose between multiple exterior repaint and interior refurbishment options, as well as a customized, factory certified re-conditioning .
Garmin’s G5000 integrated flight deck significantly upgrades the cockpit with zero-time avionics and provides a path to fulfill global airspace modernisation initiatives, including Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). The G5000 system also supports a wide range of capabilities including coupled wide area augmentation system (WAAS/SBAS) and PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approaches.