October 7, 2017: Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. announced an addition to its portfolio of integrated flight deck upgrades to now include the G1000 NXi for the Cessna Citation Mustang. The G1000 NXi provides innovative displays along with a broad feature set that includes wireless cockpit connectivity, split-screen capability, SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, map overlay on the horizontal situation indicator (HSI). The Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade in the Citation Mustang is targeted for approval in the second half of 2018.
“This announcement is very special to me because in March 2003, the Citation Mustang was the first-ever announced program to adopt the G1000 integrated flight deck and today, we’re excited to offer the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade to over 470 of these aircraft,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “That announcement with Cessna in 2003 publicly launched the Integrated Flight Deck business for Garmin, for which we are forever grateful. Since that time, there are now 65 aircraft models certified with Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems from 26 different aircraft manufacturers.”
A robust feature set accompanies the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade for the Mustang. SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology offers visual and audio cues to help prevent pilots from taking off or 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 via SurfaceWatch. In addition, visual approaches integrated within the G1000 NXi system offer pilots better 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 personalised minimums, select vectors or straight-in for the final approach intercept and fly a visual approach coupled with the autopilot.
The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck incorporates modern animations and new LED back-lighting, offering increased display brightness and clarity, reduced power consumption and improved dimming performance.
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade on the Mustang is targeted for approval in the second half of 2018. Mustang owners and operators 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 connectors, so panel and wiring modifications are not required. The G1000 NXi also comes with a two-year warranty, which is supported by Garmin’s award-winning avionics product support team.