MC2 Modernizes Citation 560XLS Flight Deck, Adding Capabilities Equivalent to the Latest Business Jets of the Same Class

Major modification enhances situational awareness, reduces pilot workload and addresses legacy flight deck avionics obsolescence


TORONTO & Calgary, Alberta — 11 July 2023 — Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) has completed a substantial flight deck upgrade on a Cessna Citation 560XL aircraft installing a GARMIN® 5000 Integrated Avionics System. The modifications, completed for a Canadian operator, enhance situational awareness, reduce pilot workload and address the aircraft’s obsolete CRTs and other avionics. The freshly modernized flight deck is future-upgrade-ready and delivers capabilities equivalent to that in Textron Aviation’s latest business jet of the same class, the Cessna Citation Ascend.

Upgrades include three 14” (35.6 cm) bright, high-resolution flight displays with two intuitive touchscreen controls that serve as the crew’s primary interface to the system. Featuring shallow menus and simple icons that require fewer hand-eye movements, the new flight deck reduces clutter and unnecessary activity while allowing the pilot to control all aspects of the flight—navigation, communication, traffic surveillance, FMS, checklists and intercom and audio systems. Additionally, all engine indications and crew alerting messages are integrated into the flight deck, facilitating enhanced awareness.

Mid-Canada Mod Center President Bill Arsenault said: “The cost to repair and maintain legacy avionics is driving aircraft operators to upgrade. We take great pride in working with our clients to help them tackle their avionics challenges, and we are very pleased to have modernized this Citation flight deck while it was in for maintenance. Safety is always our first consideration, but extending the life of legacy aircraft and knowing they are ready for future upgrades is tremendously satisfying.”

About Mid-Canada Mod Center

At MC2 (AMO # 59-97), we help extend the operational lifespan of business, commercial, government and military, special mission and rotary-wing aircraft, focusing on safety and efficiency. Authorized dealers for all major avionics manufacturers, our comprehensive capabilities include flight deck and cabin avionics-systems design and certification, installation, modification kits, repairs and 24/7 AOG service. We are a Transport Canada CAR 561 approved manufacturer with a far-reaching avionics background. Our specialties include advanced flight displays, ADS-B, NextGen, SBAS FMS with LP/LPV, cabin entertainment and connectivity, including Satcom and Wi-Fi applications. With ADS, our engineering, design and certification partner, we offer fully integrated services to a broad range of turbofan business aircraft, legacy Boeing and other regional aircraft. Our headquarters are at Canada’s Lester B Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), and we have a second facility at Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF). Visit to learn more.


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Read more about the modification in our case study.


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