Friday, March 7, 2014
Garmin Unveils King Air 200, 350 NextGen Upgrades
Garmin has introduced a series of avionics upgrades for G1000-equipped King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft aimed at brining pilots and operators into compliance with future U.S. airspace requirements.
Photo, courtesy of Garmin.
Among the new operational features are Barometric Vertical Navigation (Baro-VNAV) approach capability, ADS-B Out and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) with the ability to fly procedures with Radius-to-Fix (RF) segments.
The new upgrades also give King Air owners the ability to quickly build user-defined holding patterns over an existing fix in the navigation database or user-defined waypoint, Garmin says. The G1000's multi-function display can show unpublished holds or those assigned by Air Traffic Controllers.
“These new capabilities help minimize pilot workload, offer additional NextGen capabilities and provide a number of operational benefits to G1000-equipped King Air operators," says Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing at Garmin.