Garmin has received certification for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade for Embraer's Phenom 100 business jets equipped with the Prodigy Flight Deck. The G1000 NXi offers these aircraft owners and operators modern features including wireless connectivity, SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology, visual approach guidance and HSI mapping. The displays also preserve the same footprint and connectors so time to complete the G1000 NXi upgrade is minimised.
“Since its introduction, the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck continues to grow in popularity and demand,” says Garmin VP of sales and marketing Carl Wolf. “From forward-fit to retrofit, we are thrilled by the tremendous adoption rate of the G1000 NXi and look forward to adding more aircraft to the approval list and continuing to deliver the system to thousands of customers well into the future.”
Wireless connectivity is available as standard with the Flight Stream 510 and Connext technology, which enables the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to the G1000 NXi. Additional wireless capabilities include two-way flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic, weather1, GPS information, back-up attitude information and more, between the G1000 NXi and the Garmin Pilot, FltPlan Go and ForeFlight Mobile applications.
The G1000 NXi also supports the display of ADS-B In traffic and subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather. FIS-B weather products include: NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft and more. Exclusive traffic features such as Garmin's patented TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic further enhance the traffic picture. These ADS-B In benefits combine to give Phenom 100 owners and operators superior situational awareness tools. The GWX 75 weather radar is also available as an option, which incorporates exceptional range and a high-definition colour palette that features four-times more colour contouring than typically displayed by other weather radars on the market.
The G1000 NXi upgrade for the Phenom 100 is available immediately through select Garmin dealers and Embraer Service & Support centres. The G1000 NXi upgrade for Embraer's Phenom 300 business jets equipped with the Prodigy Flight Deck is expected to be available during the second half of 2020. The upgraded components of the G1000 NXi also come with a two-year warranty, which is supported by Garmin's avionics product support team.