Piper certifies Garmin NXi in piston range

The latest and more powerful upgrade for Garmin’s G1000 flight deck, the NXi, has been certified in Piper’s piston aircraft range – and first deliveries have begun.

Famed aviation collage, the University Of North Dakota (UND), is the launch customer for the next generation Piper trainers. UND and Piper Aircraft announced the awarded contract in April of 2016 for more than 100 trainer aircraft of which 12 aircraft have already been delivered.

The G1000 NXi is a significant upgrade with more processing power for faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. It has features such as wireless cockpit connectivity, including wireless database updates using Garmin Flight Stream 510, visual approaches, map overlay on the horizontal situation indicator (HSI), as well as improved ADS-B options are now all available in the next generation Archer and Seminole.

Piper Seminole Garmin G1000 NXi
Garmin’s altest G1000 NXI fitted to Piper’s twin-engine trainer, the Seminole. (Top) Piper Archer also has the NXi.

“The FAA certified Piper Archer and Seminole equipped with G1000 NXi provide a modernized flight display and offer significant performance enhancements to the avionic capabilities. This improvement along with the addition of the Lycoming fuel injected engine (IO-360-B4A) available in the Archer, make our primary trainers the most advanced piston training aircraft available on the market today,” said President and CEO Simon Caldecott.

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