Garmin Introduces New G1000 Follow Up


Garmin’s G1000 integrated flight deck helped pave the way for the demise of round gauges in general aviation cockpits, and on Tuesday Garmin said it’s announcing a successor to the popular suite, the G1000 NXi. The new product is faster and offers a “superior feature set,” the company said. The new system is available as an upgrade for current users or as an all-new installation. Garmin said they have FAA approval to install the NXi in the King Air 200 and expect approval for the King Air 300/350 soon. Currently, about 16,000 aircraft worldwide use the G1000 flight deck.

The G1000 NXi system’s upgraded processing power supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays, the company said, while consuming less power from the aircraft system. The new displays also boot up faster, initializing within seconds after startup, and they’re brighter and more clear, making them easier to read. Other new features include wireless cockpit connectivity, enhanced situational awareness with SurfaceWatch runway identification/alerting technology, visual approaches and map overlay on the HSI. Deliveries are expected to start next month.

Larry Anglisano, editor of AVweb’s sister publication Aviation Consumer, tried out the system in a flight demo recently. Look for a report on the G1000 NXi in the February 2017 issue of Aviation Consumer,available in about a week. For a video on the new system, check out this link.