Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. announced the launch of G1000 NXi, successor to G1000 integrated flight deck, the G1000 NXi. The G1000 NXi consists of new capabilities into a state-of-the-art avionics platform. Features of this new flight deck include wireless cockpit connectivity, including wireless aviation database updates using Garmin Flight Stream, better situational awareness with SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, map overlay on the HSI and many more. Since 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 await confirmation for the King Air 300/350 aircraft models within the coming weeks, deliveries are expected to begin in February.
“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 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.”