EASA Approves G1000NXi Upgrade For Embraer’s Phenom 100 And 300


The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved Garmin’s G1000NXi upgrade for Embraer Phenom 100s and 300s that have the manufacturer’s Garmin-derived Prodigy Flight Deck. The upgraded suite has the same mechanical footprint and harness connections, minimizing the time and cost of the update.

Available features of the upgrade for the Phenom include: SurfaceWatch runway monitoring; visual approach guidance; moving map overlay on the HSI screen; split-screen view available on the multifunction display (MFD); sectional and IFR low/high enroute charts; overlaid European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) on the moving map; Smart Airspace, which highlights the pertinent airspace nearest the aircraft’s position; decoded Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs) now viewable on the MFD; support for displaying various Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B In) data; Optional GMA 1360D audio panels with Bluetooth and 3-D audio capabilities; and GWX 75 Doppler weather radar is available as an option in the Phenom 300.

Modernized displays improve the readability and updated processors smooth panning and speed map rendering. The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck also has contemporary animations and new LED backlighting.

The upgrade is now available with a two-year warranty at select Garmin dealers and Embraer Service & Support centers.

Mark Phelps
Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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  1. > updated processors smooth panning and speed map rendering.

    This is actually a big deal. We’re fortunate that the current generation of displays has minimal lag.

    I imagine increasing clutter in future releases will also increase lag, but for now pilots should be happy.

  2. I wonder what is spilled in the “spilt-screen view”. Maybe it is the liquid from Liquid Crystal Displays?

    • You’re hired! From now on, we’re having you proofread. (There might not be room in the budget for an actual salary, however.) Thanks for flagging that up. I just fixed it.