All-Garmin Avionics Solution for CJ2 Now Available

Garmin’s industry-leading avionics solutions fully replace the legacy flight deck, modernizing the airplane and reducing pilot workload by bringing new capabilities and safety-enhancing technologies. The all-Garmin retrofit includes TXi flight displays, TXi Engine Indication System (EIS), GTN Xi navigators, GI 275 standby displays, GFC 600 digital autopilot, and several more optional upgrades.

Turbine Engine Indicating System (EIS) Display

The TXi EIS is certified to replace the legacy EIS solution and features a newly refined gauge layout and user interface with the most recent software update*. EIS-generated or user-selected N1 targets for takeoff, go-around and max continuous thrust settings are integrated and displayed on TXi EIS. N1 reference bugs, which can take into account engine and anti-ice status, as well as outside air temperature and altitude, are computed automatically and integrated into the TXi EIS display. Pilotdefined N1 reference bugs are also available in the system. Additionally, CJ2 pilots can take advantage of integrated timers on the TXi EIS display, helping pilots respect transient engine limitations during the engine start.

The GFC 600 fully digital autopilot

The GFC 600 provides crisp, precise response and optimum performance over the entire airspeed envelope of your aircraft. The GFC 600 system is digitally controlled, using solid-state attitude and air data sensor reference — giving you ultra-smooth roundouts, intercepts and more while also enhancing autopilot system reliability. Along with incorporating the CJ2 into the STC, the recent updates also include a new mode controller, the GMC 605C. The GMC 605C offers a new color with mode annunciations similar to Garmin flight displays. Ideal for the CJ2, the GMC 605C also features Flight Level Change (FLC) mode and is available in gray to match the rest of the cockpit. It also features Emergency Descent Mode (EDM). In the event of a loss of cabin pressurization, EDM can automatically descend the aircraft to a preset altitude without pilot intervention to help avert hypoxic situations.

Optional Features

The GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar simplifies operations and brings peace of mind to single-pilot and crewed aircraft while operating in and near complex weather. Auto Mode lets pilots simply set the range, and the radar automatically adjusts tilt and gain settings to accurately profile weather cells, so pilots can analyze returns from hazardous storm cell activity. The system displays the weather with 16 colors while also showcasing hail and lightning prediction, turbulence detection and advanced ground clutter suppression. The weather radar integrates with TXi flight displays and GTN 750Xi navigators to display radar returns. The new display grouping feature lets pilots operating in the crewed environment look at individual tilts and returns on their side of the cockpit when in manual mode. The GWX 8000 weather radar upgrade is offered as an option, and for more details, visit

GDL60 Datalink

Using a 4G LTE cellular or Wi-Fi® connection provided by the optional GDL® 60 datalink, the PlaneSync connected aircraft management system can help simplify the complexities of owning and operating the CJ2. PlaneSync automatically downloads avionics database updates1 and leverages high-speed integration amongst the avionics to quickly synchronize updates across the displays. The system can operate with a dedicated battery so that operators don’t need to be present and conduct time-consuming manual updates via data card. PlaneSync can also allow pilots to remotely check fuel quantity, database status, GPS location, temperatures and more via the Garmin Pilot™ app to help avoid surprises when they arrive at the aircraft. With added capability expected in 2025, PlaneSync can also automatically transmit flight and engine log data to secure cloud storage after landing.

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.


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