Cessna has been granted Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Innovative Solutions & Support Inc.-developed AdViz flat panel display system, which is now available for retrofit in some legacy Cessna Citations, including the 500, 550, S550 and 560.
The Cessna AdViz glass cockpit retrofit program replaces aging flight instruments on legacy Citations, resulting in reduced weight, improved reliability, and access to navigational aids, according to IS&S officials.
The AdViz system is available in two or three 10.4-inch display unit architectures that provide enhanced situational awareness, increased functionality, reduced crew workload and weight savings, company officials said. Options include e-Charts (Jeppesen), XM weather and the display of Enhanced Vision Systems and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS).
The AdViz system will initially be available for purchase through the nine Cessna-owned Citation Service Centers, and will later be distributed through the Cessna authorized network.
AdViz is based on the IS&S Vantage Cockpit/IP system, an open architecture flat panel display system that allows operators to upgrade their aircraft to a glass cockpit while leaving existing third party avionics installed.