Garmin® introduces G1000® NXi, the next generation integrated flight deck

Certified on King Air 200 aircraft as part of an aftermarket STC upgrade; King Air 300/350 expected soon

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced its successor to the ever-popular G1000 integrated flight
deck, the G1000 NXi. Boasting a modernized flight display design with
significant performance enhancements, the G1000 NXi incorporates
innovative capabilities into a state-of-the-art avionics platform.
Features such as wireless cockpit connectivity, including wireless
aviation database updates using Garmin Flight Stream, enhanced
situational awareness with SurfaceWatch™, visual approaches, map overlay
on the HSI and more, are all available with the G1000 NXi. Deliveries
are expected to begin in February as the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) has granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the
G1000 NXi integrated flight deck in the King Air 200 and expects
approval for the King Air 300/350 aircraft models within the coming

“As innovators in the avionics industry, we’re excited to introduce the
G1000 NXi – the next generation G1000 integrated flight deck,” said Carl
Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “Garmin’s
co-founders Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao had a vision to develop an
intuitive and highly advanced integrated avionics system for general
aviation aircraft, which became the G1000 integrated flight deck and
today, over 16,000 of these systems are flying worldwide. Building on
its success, we’re excited to introduce the G1000 NXi, a faster,
modernized and lighter avionics suite with a superior feature set that
will carry on the lineage and achieved level of distinction that pilots
and aircraft owners have come to associate with a Garmin integrated
flight deck.”

G1000 NXi on the surface: physical enhancements and display

The G1000 NXi system incorporates modern processing power that supports
faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays.
Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within
seconds after start-up, providing immediate access to frequencies,
flight plan data and more. The G1000 NXi system also incorporates
contemporary animations, modernized design for improved readability and
new LED back-lighting, offering increased display brightness and
clarity, reduced power consumption, as well as improved dimming

G1000 NXi for the next generation

Connext® wireless cockpit connectivity unlocks more
capabilities from within the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck. Available
as an option, Flight Stream 510 enables Database Concierge, the wireless
transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot™ app on a mobile
device to the G1000 NXi system. Flight Stream 510 also supports two-way
flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic, weather, GPS information,
back-up attitude information and more, between the G1000 NXi and
compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight mobile. The
D2™ Bravo and D2 Bravo Titanium aviator watches also sync with the
Garmin Pilot app to ensure flight plan data matches throughout the

Visual approaches integrated within the G1000 NXi system offer pilots
safety-enhancing guidance in visual flight conditions based on a
three-degree glideslope from the threshold of the runway. Pilots can
select the runway for which they have been cleared to land, set
customized minimums, select vectors or straight-in for the final
approach intercept and fly a visual approach coupled with the autopilot.
By utilizing visual approaches within the G1000 NXi, pilots are provided
a more stable decent and precise flight path throughout the approach and
landing phases of flight in visual conditions.

Geographical map overlay within the HSI is available on the primary
flight display (PFD), which also supports the display of NEXRAD, FIS-B
weather, weather radar, SafeTaxi® airport diagrams, traffic,
terrain and more. For example, pilots can display SafeTaxi on the HSI
map while preparing flight plan information on the multi-function
display (MFD) or simultaneously display NEXRAD radar and traffic on the
HSI map and view a variety of other SiriusXM aviation weather products
on the MFD such as lightning, storm cells and more.

Aiding in situational awareness, optional SurfaceWatch runway monitoring
technology provides visual and aural cues to help prevent pilots from
taking off and landing on a taxiway, on a runway that is too short or on
the wrong runway based on performance data entered during preflight.
Visual and audible runway distance remaining annunciations are also
available, which provides aural callouts beginning at 5,000 feet through
500 feet.

Equipped to meet future airspace modernization initiatives, G1000 NXi
equipped-aircraft are rule-compliant to meet FAA and European Aviation
Safety Agency (EASA) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
requirements. The G1000 NXi also supports the display of various ADS-B
In benefits, including traffic and subscription-free weather. FIS-B
weather products include: NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and
temperatures aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs. Exclusive traffic
features such as Garmin’s patented TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™
further enhance the traffic picture. TargetTrend provides pilots with a
more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates,
while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped
aircraft and ground vehicles throughout the airport environment. These
ADS-B In benefits combine to give pilots superior situational awareness
tools throughout the terminal and enroute environments.

The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck also supports additional features:

  • Advanced Doppler weather radar capabilities, including ground clutter
    suppression and turbulence detection as options.
  • COMM frequency identification displays the station ID, as well as
    frequency type.
  • Display of sectional charts, as well as IFR low/high enroute charts on
    the MFD.
  • NEXRAD weather radar imagery can be overlaid on the moving map and
    animated on the MFD, as well as the HSI map.
  • Vertical Situation Display (VSD) incorporates terrain profile view on
    the MFD, taking into consideration the active flight plan, altitude
    constraints and winds aloft.
  • Pilots can preview departure and arrival procedures on the MFD prior
    to loading and activating the procedures.
  • Pilots can optionally overlay European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs)
    on the moving map, as VRPs are standard within the navigation database.
  • Three-color terrain shading incorporates green, yellow and red
    contouring, which depicts the aircraft is 2,000, 1,000 and 100 feet
    above ground level (AGL) respectively.
  • Aircraft maintenance personnel experience faster system software
    upgrades and streamlined equipment replacement.

Simple path to upgrade or transition from G1000 to G1000 NXi for King
Air aircraft

For new installations, the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck is estimated
to provide a weight savings of 250 pounds or more in King Air aircraft,
allowing additional baggage, passenger and/or fuel load flexibility. New
G1000 NXi installations also utilize a new, fully integrated and
lightweight air data and attitude heading reference system (ADAHRS),
streamlining the upgrade process. King Air owners and operators with an
existing G1000 integrated flight deck can easily upgrade to the G1000
NXi with minimal aircraft down time and disruption of the panel as the
displays preserve the same footprint and connector so panel
modifications are not required.

The FAA has granted STC approval for the G1000 NXi integrated flight
deck in the King Air 200 and approval for the King Air 300/350 is
expected within the coming weeks, which will be available in February
from select Garmin Authorized Dealers. EASA approval is expected later
in 2017. New G1000 NXi installations and display upgrades all come with
a two-year warranty, which is supported by Garmin’s award-winning
avionics product support team. For additional information regarding the
G1000 NXi upgrade for the King Air, contact Scott Frye at 913-440-2412
or [email protected]. For
additional details, visit:

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