[Avionics Magazine 1-3-2017] Garmin's G1000 integrated flight deck now has a successor ready for delivery, the company said. The G1000 NXi has received a FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the King Air 200, with the King Air 300/350 models to follow shortly. Deliveries could start next month. EASA certification is expected later this year.
The Garmin G1000 NXi features wireless cockpit connectivity, enhanced situational awareness, visual approaches and map overly on the horizontal situation indicator, among other items. The company describes it as a system that is faster, modernized and lighter.
Garmin G1000 NXi. Photo: Garmin.
Connext wireless cockpit connectivity gives the new flight deck more capabilities. As a user option, Flight Stream 510 enables Database Concierge, which allows for wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to the G1000 NXi. It also allows for the two-way transfer of flight plan and other information between a mobile device and the flight deck. Another user option offers enhanced situational awareness by way of SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology. A three-degree glideslope offers enhanced guidance in visual flight conditions, and the flight deck is FAA and EASA-compliant with ADS-B requirements.
The new flight deck could save about 250 pounds or more in new King Air installations. It also uses a new air data and attitude heading reference system (ADAHRS), which streamlines the upgrade process. The G1000 NXi is slated for availability in February from some authorized dealers.