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in part to a new, fully integrated and lightweight air data
and attitude heading reference system. King Air owners
and operators with an existing G1000 integrated flight
deck can easily upgrade to the G1000 NXi with minimal
aircraft downtime and disruption of the panel as the displays are pin-to-pin compatible.
For more information, visit garmin.com.
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D38999 circular connector for military applications or
dual DB-25s. Mounting options include Dzus rail (5.5
inch) and conventional instrument panel avionics rack
For more information, visit flightcell.com.
First deliveries of Garmin's G1000 integrated flight
deck began in June 2004. Since the initial product, the
all-glass flight instrument and moving map system has
seen numerous upgrades and revisions throughout the
years. But none of them compare to the company's
latest offering, which it considers the G1000's wholenew successor: the G1000 NXi. Leveraging the myriad
Garmin's G1000 NXi
technological advances since 2004, the G1000 NXi incorporates dual-core processors for the first time, tying
them to brighter, smoother, high-resolution displays. That
translates into crisper map rendering and smoother panning, plus faster system initialization. The new hardware
also incorporates "contemporary animations, modernized design for improved readability and new LED backlighting," according to the company.
Given the emergence of ADS-B since the original
G1000, it's natural the G1000 NXi incorporates and
accommodates the technology. Exclusive ADS-B traffic features include Garmin's patented TargetTrend for
judging target trajectories and closure rates, and TerminalTraffic, which displays a comprehensive picture
of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles. The
G1000 NXi also leverages Garmin's existing Connext
wireless cockpit connectivity, including two-way flight
plan transfer between the panel and a portable device
running the Garmin Pilot app, plus sharing of traffic,
weather and GPS information - among others - with
compatible mobile devices.
For new installations, Garmin estimates the G1000
NXi can save 250 pounds in King Air aircraft, thanks
Adam Sheppard, with GoDirect product marketing for
Honeywell Aerospace, stated it clearly: "Software is the
engine that delivers value to the customer, and the vehicle that drives that engine is our very own CNX." Sheppard introduced Honeywell's GoDirect routing software
Release 4, noting it is the key enabler to managing an
operator's airborne connectivity needs. GoDirect routing software provides a critical link between an airborne
local network and satellite-based or other wide area network, helping ensure operators always have a reliable
and stable in-flight wireless connection.
GoDirect, according to the company, is Honeywell's
branding for its one-stop platform giving pilots, operators
and flight departments access to Honeywell services
from flight planning to maintenance, plus a full suite of
connectivity services. When paired with the company's
CNX line of cabin network routers, GoDirect routing software enhances data acceleration and can incorporate
streaming Swift Broadband channels, routine internet
access, email, video conferencing, VoIP calls and more.
Among GoDirect's basic services are worldwide cabin
connectivity and flight support.
According to Sheppard, the new Honeywell CNX-900
airborne cabin router - along with the in-service CNX200, through a refresh program - "can manage all of
your users' cabin resources." With the latest GoDirect
routing software integrated into the aircraft's network,
users can obtain real-time data about their internet use
in unprecedented detail. And through a customizable
portal, Honeywell allows GoDirect users to
define what data is permitted
to the aircraft, who on
the aircraft can access it, and who pays
for it. Finally, backing
up all this are more
than 400 workers engaged in GoDirect's
For more information,
CNX-900 with New Release 4
GoDirect routing software provides
users with more functionality while
enabling them to control their costs.
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