Jul 25, 2017: Textron Aviation, the general aviation business unit of the Textron group has introduced the Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck to the new production of its authoritative Cessna Grand Caravan EX and Cessna Caravan platforms. The company has won Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Garmin G1000 NXi-equipped Caravan platform, allowing deliveries to start in the U.S. and Europe.
“The Cessna Caravan product line continues to lead the modern single-engine utility turboprop segment, and introducing the new Garmin G1000 NXi avionics further confirms our commitment to investing in this proven and versatile platform,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Textron Aviation. “The Caravan platform has the capability to perform an impressive range of challenging missions, and now with a more streamlined and connected experience in the cockpit, pilots will have the modern design and state-of-the-art technologies at their fingertips.”
The G1000 NXi features include major flight display modernisation with faster processing times, enhanced graphics rendering and better readability with LED back-lighting. Capability improvements include map overlay on the HSI, improved FMS capabilities to include visual approaches, standard ADS-B out and optional ADS-B in, the ability to view VFR and IFR charts on the moving map, animated Sirius XM weather depiction and more. As an option, SurfaceWatch will also offer superior runway situational awareness.