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o argument. Garmin's groundbreaking
Meanwhile, look for a flurry of announcements from
G1000 system represented a
airframe OEMs about their plans to slip the NXi package
revolution in general aviation
into production, replacing the original G1000. With the
avionics - the first fully integrated package designed for,
improvements provided and new features introduced,
sized and priced for, light general aviation aircraft. The
expect the G1000 NXi to carry the Garmin flag well
G1000 delivered integrated systems with capabilities on
into the next decade. Among the good news for current
par with the high-end sophisticated systems arriving in
G1000 users who decide to upgrade: You won't have to
business-turbine aircraft cockpits.
learn a new user interface.
With Cessna Aircraft serving as a launch customer,
It works the same - but much, much faster.
the market rapidly embraced the possibilities. Garmin
delivered more than 16,000 G1000 packages since the
A look back at the G1000
delivery of the first one back in 2004 - and in the panel
Garmin's initial announcement of the G1000 unveiled a
of a factory-new Diamond DA40 piston single.
two-display package, with a large primary flight display in
That 16,000-plus includes
front of the pilot accompanied by a
forward-fit installations in
slightly larger multifunction display
factory-new aircraft and a huge
in the center stack - where radios
ON JAN. 3, 2017, GARMIN
number of retrofits under the
previously rode.
UNVEILED
THE
NEXT
supplemental type certificates
Glass components were already
GENERATION OF ITS HIGHLY
that exist for the G1000. Many
coming into light general aviation
SUCCESSFUL PACKAGE
wondered when - and what -
cockpits thanks to companies
DUBBED THE G1000 NXI. AND
might replace the venerable
like Avidyne, BendixKing and
WITH INITIAL APPROVALS
package.
Garmin. But those were individual
ALREADY
IN
HAND
AND
On Jan. 3, 2017, Garmin
components or, in the case of
THANKS TO SMART PLANNING
unveiled the next generation of
Garmin's equally revolutionary GNS
FOR
THE
UPGRADE,
its highly successful package
line of all-in-one communicators,
dubbed the G1000 NXi. And with
VHF navigators and IFR GPS with
initial approvals already in hand
MFD display.
and thanks to smart planning
The truly revolutionary aspect of
for the upgrade, deliveries and
the G1000 came from the totality of
installations are expected to
the package, arguably the first fully
begin in February.
integrated avionics system for light
In fact, Garmin revealed its
general aviation aircraft - one which
first STCs for the new NXi
replaced virtually everything else
package in the Beechcraft King Air 200, 300 and 350
commonly found in an instrument airplane - gyros; air-data
airframes. Operators of 90-series King Airs have a wait
instruments; individual radios; even autopilot functions.
ahead, but the original King Air is next on Garmin's list
Control of the VHF comms and navs resided in a
of STC projects for the NXi package.

DELIVERIES AND
INSTALLATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO BEGIN
IN FEBRUARY.

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