Cessna Citation X gets an upgrade for 2011

The Citation X will get a boost starting next year — in the cockpit and in the cabin.

Cessna announced this week that new jets will feature a Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite, a modification on the current Honeywell Primus 2000 system. 

The Elite suite features LCD display of high-resolution approach charts, XM weather in the U.S. and southern Canada, map capabilities to show geographical and political markers, airspace and airways.

New CMS features in the Cessna jet include touch-screen controls and MP3 inputs.

The new Citation X cabin includes better stereo and an updated Airshow display, including dual Blu-Ray players and an HD display monitor in the forward closet.

UPDATE: The following is from AINOnline.

A Cessna spokesman told AIN the work will be done exclusively by the company’s nine Citation factory service centers. “While we have announced that this feature will be available we are still working on final certification and won’t know the downtime required for installation until 2011. We are looking at a cost of about $585,000,” he said.