Cessna has announced a major upgrade of the Corvalis high-performance single, featuring the "first touch-screen-controlled glass flight deck ever designed for a piston aircraft," the company said in a news release. The new Intrinzic panel was designed by Cessna but is based on the Garmin G2000 and features two 14-inch wide HD screens that transmit touch commands via an infrared grid under the glass, rather than the normal surface resistance sensors. "We've taken an airplane with incredible performance and made flying it even more natural and instinctive with Intrinzic," said CEO Jack Pelton. "This interface is so advanced, it's the same as what you'll find in the upcoming Cessna Citation Ten business jet."
The panel is loaded up with all the latest Garmin features: dual AHRS, a GFC 700 auto flight control system, Garmin's GTS800 traffic system, Garmin's GTX 33ES transponder with provisions for ADS-B In and Out capability, and Garmin's Electronic Stability Protection, which helps keep the aircraft within the flight envelope. There are no steam gauges on the plane. The backup instruments are the L-3 Trilogy system. There's also a built-in pulse oximeter. The new plane also features new paint (no decals) and new interior. AVweb will have a full video report on the new airplane during our Sun 'n Fun coverage.