Garmin Celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of G1000

Garmin is proud to celebrate today, the tenth anniversary of delivering
the G1000 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) to customers. The first
announcement of the revolutionary G1000 IFD was in March 2003, when
Cessna Aircraft Company announced the selection of G1000 for the
Citation Mustang, which was in development at the time. Additional
announcements by a variety of aircraft manufacturers followed and the
first customer deliveries of the G1000 IFD began in June 2004, by both
Cessna and Diamond Aircraft in their single-engine product lines.

“In many ways, the 10-year period seems to have flown by,” said Carl
Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We are very proud
to celebrate this terrific milestone and are sincerely thankful to our
aircraft manufacturing partners, as well as the aircraft owners, for
selecting G1000 and being an important part of the Garmin family. To
date, the G1000 IFD has been certified in 49 aircraft models, which
represent 19 different aircraft manufacturers. There are now over 12,500
G1000 systems flying worldwide, ranging from single and multi-engine
piston aircraft, turboprops, rotorcraft and business jets – with plenty
more on the way. We look forward to pursuing additional aircraft models,
as well as select retrofit opportunities and enthusiastically serving
our customers well into the future with Garmin’s award-winning aviation
product support teams.”

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 9.46.15 AMSince its introduction, a key to the
success of G1000 has been many of the safety-enhancing features that
have been certified and made available to be added in the field to an
existing G1000 system. Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) is an excellent
example, which was certified in 2008 and replicated what pilots would
see outside of the cockpit on a clear day. Through a software update and
no change to the equipment configuration, SVT can be installed on nearly
every G1000 system ever delivered, assuming the system had been kept up
to date. Other features that have been certified since the introduction
of G1000, include:

  • Automatic Flight Control Integration
  • Class A TAWS G1000Bell407GX
  • Class B TAWS
  • Helicopter TAWS (HTAWS)
  • Weather Radar support
  • WAAS Capability
  • Electronic Charts (Garmin FliteCharts and Garmin ChartView)
  • SafeTaxi
  • AOPA Airport Directory
  • Enhanced Vision System (EVS) Integration
  • Electronic Stability Protection (ESP) Integration
  • TCAS II Integration
  • Global Voice, Weather & Data Capability
  • Geo-referenced FliteCharts

Building on the framework fostered by years of innovation, the G1000
revolutionized the market by offering advanced capabilities and features
to pilots around the world, which has been helping aviators safely reach
their destinations for a decade.