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Garmin NXi upgrade approved for Piper MeridianGarmin NXi upgrade approved for Piper Meridian

Garmin’s G1000 NXi flight deck is now available for retrofit in Piper Meridians, following FAA certification of the upgrade for G1000-equipped aircraft.

The G1000 NXi brings several new features to the G1000 flight deck. Image courtesy of Garmin International Inc.

The August 19 announcements from Garmin International Inc. and Piper Aircraft Inc. noted that the newest iteration of the G1000, the G1000 NXi, brings faster processors that render maps more quickly, and initializes in seconds on startup, allowing quick access to communications and flight planning functions.

The displays incorporate LED backlighting and updated animations, creating a brighter, more easily read display while reducing power consumption and improving the dimming performance.

Other advances include SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology, visual approach guidance for VFR operations based on a 3-degree glideslope to the runway threshold, and a map overlay within the horizontal situation indicator that layers Nexrad, Flight Information Services-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather, weather radar, SafeTaxi airport diagrams, traffic, terrain, and other information. The Piper Meridian is the legacy version of the Piper M600, the single-engine turboprop at the top of Piper’s line.

More information about the upgrade path and benefits for those considering a G1000-to-G1000 NXi upgrade are available online.

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Topics: Avionics, Turbine Aircraft

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