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Banyan and Garmin host G5000 retrofit open house

Banyan Air Service and Garmin will host a free one day event for Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP operators to discuss Garmin’s pending STCs and to experience the new G5000 kiosk on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 8 am – 5 pm.

January 28, 2016  By Banyan Air Services

To RSVP for this event, visit or contact Matthew Schepers, email, (954)491-3170.

The Garmin G5000 is an advanced flight deck for Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400 XP series aircraft. It offers dual touchscreen displays/controllers with an intuitive menu interface offering each crew member full operational accessibility. Three split screen (dual PFD and MFD) displays offer six customizable screens to present graphical flight data.

The system enables WAAS LPV approaches to 200’ minimums and provides the convenience of flying safely into smaller airports closer to your ultimate destination. Full FMS features like autopilot coupled with VNAV and STARS/SIDS give the pilot easier operation in congested airspace.

The GFC 700 autopilot has features like Flight Level Change (also known as indicated airspeed climb and descend) plus optional Electronic Stability and Protection. Replacing legacy avionics with the Garmin 5000 saves over 150 pounds of weight which enables additional passengers, cargo or fuel.


Other advanced capabilities include ADS-B “Out”, TCAS II, and advanced solid-state weather radar. The G5000 also offers optional satellite weather, voice calling, and text messaging as well as supporting RVSM operations. Future technologies like CPDLC, FANS 1A, and 7.1 TCAS II can be accommodated via future software updates.

The G5000 Retrofit Open House takes place the day before Banyan’s NextGen Mandates and Aircraft Upgrade Event on Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The NextGen event is geared to Citation, Learjet, King Air, PC-12, Challenger 604, Piaggio and Falcon 2000 aircraft owners and operators. This event is sponsored by Rockwell Collins, Universal Avionics, Garmin, CMD Flight Solutions, BLR, Blackhawk, Raisbeck Engineering, Flight Display Systems, Gogo Business Aviation, Aircraft Lighting International, ForeFlight, MidContinent, L3 Communications, Appareo, Bendix King, Honeywell, FreeFlight Systems and BurgerFi.


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