Introducing G1000® NXi Upgrade for Daher TBM Aircraft
Garmin is pleased to announce that the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck, successor to the ever-popular G1000, is now available as a retrofit for TBM 850 models equipped with G1000. Boasting a modernized flight display design with significant performance enhancements, G1000 NXi incorporates innovative capabilities into a state-of-the-art avionics platform. Features such as wireless cockpit connectivity, including wireless database updates using Flight Stream, map overlay within the HSI and more, are all available with G1000 NXi. The upgrade to G1000 NXi is available through a Service Bulletin released by DAHER for the TBM 850. DAHER expects for TBM 900 aircraft to be covered under this Service Bulletin in the second quarter of 2018.
G1000 NXi on the Surface — Physical Enhancements and Display Advancements
The G1000 NXi system incorporates modern processing power that supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within seconds after startup, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more. The G1000 NXi system also incorporates contemporary animations, modernized design for improved readability and new LED backlighting, offering increased display brightness and clarity, reduced power consumption and improved dimming performance.
G1000 NXi for the Next Generation
Connext® wireless cockpit connectivity unlocks more capabilities from within the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck. Available as a standard feature with the TBM G1000 NXi upgrade, Flight Stream 510 enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot™ app on a mobile device to the G1000 NXi system. Flight Stream 510 also supports two-way flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic, weather, GPS information, backup attitude information and more between G1000 NXi and compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight Mobile. The D2™ Charlie aviator watch can also sync with the Garmin Pilot app to ensure flight plan data matches throughout the cockpit.
Geographical map overlay within the HSI is available on the primary flight display (PFD), which also supports the display of NEXRAD, FIS-B weather, weather radar, SafeTaxi® airport diagrams, traffic, terrain and more. For example, pilots can display SafeTaxi on the HSI map while preparing flight plan information on the multifunction display (MFD) or simultaneously display NEXRAD radar and traffic on the HSI map and view a variety of other SiriusXM® aviation weather products, such as lightning, storm cells and more, on the MFD.
Optionally equipped to meet future airspace modernization initiatives, G1000 NXi-equipped aircraft can be equipped to be rule-compliant with FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) requirements. G1000 NXi also supports the display of various ADS-B “In” benefits, including traffic and subscription-free weather with the installation of the optional GTX™ 345R.1 Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products received by GTX 345R include the following: NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs. Installation of GTX 345R also adds exclusive traffic features, such as Garmin patented TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™, to further enhance the traffic picture. TargetTrend provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles throughout the airport environment. These ADS-B “In” benefits combine to give pilots superior situational awareness tools throughout the terminal and en route environments.
The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck also supports the following additional features:
- Comm frequency identification displays the station ID as well as frequency type.
- Display of sectional charts as well as IFR low/high en route charts on the MFD.
- NEXRAD weather radar imagery can be overlaid on the moving map and animated on the MFD as well as overlaid on the HSI map.
- Vertical Situation Display (VSD) incorporates terrain profile view on the MFD, taking into consideration the active flight plan, altitude constraints and winds aloft.
- Preview departure and arrival procedures on the MFD prior to loading and activating the procedures.
- Optionally overlay European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) on the moving map. VRPs are standard within the navigation database.
- Three-color terrain shading incorporates green, yellow and red contouring, which depicts that the aircraft is 2,000’, 1,000’ and 100’ Above Ground Level (AGL), respectively.
- Aircraft maintenance personnel experience faster system software upgrades and streamlined equipment replacement.