The rumours have been doing the rounds for a while now, but Garmin today revealed its new glass cockpit, the G1000. Garmin’s hand was, we suspect, forced a little by Cessna’s announcement that the G1000 had been selected for the Mustang, Cessna’s entry-level jet announced last year.
The G1000 installation in the Mustang will consist of a 15-inch multi-function display flanked Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) for the pilot and co-pilot. The Mustang installation will also have:
Dual digital audio control panels
Dual integrated radio modules that provide WAAS-capable IFR oceanic-approved
GPS; VHF navigation with ILS; and VHF communication with 16-watt
transceivers and 8.33-kHz channel spacing
Dual Mode-S transponders with Traffic Information Service
Dual solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference Systems
Dual RVSM-compliant digital air data computers
Three-axis digital Automatic Flight Control System
Four-color digital weather radar
Integrated Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System with worldwide
terrain and obstacle database
You’ll get your first chance to have a good look at the G1000 at Oshkosh later this year (possibly also at Aero 2003 at Friedrichshafen at the end of this month). We’re betting that the G1000 system will be offered as original equipment in many piston singles and twins before too long.
Further details go to <a href=”http://www.garmin.com/pressroom/corporate/033103.html” target=”_blank”>garmin website</a>