Avionics Update: Garmin G1000 cockpit makes debut at Oshkosh
The wraps officially came off Garmin’s new G1000 integrated avionics system late last month at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wis. Picked to fly aboard the Cessna Citation Mustang personal jet and Diamond DA-42 piston twin, the G1000 represents the first complete cockpit from the Olathe, Kan. avionics manufacturer. The creation of two former Bendix/King engineers, Garmin has made a name for itself in aviation in the last decade by producing a popular line of handheld GPS receivers and stand-alone panel-mount navigators. Garmin’s integrated suite for the Mustang features two 10-inch-diagonal primary flight displays that flank a larger 15-inch multifunction display in the middle. The package includes dual integrated radio modules, WAAS GPS receivers and RVSM-compliant air-data computers. Garmin will also supply the Mustang’s autopilot, FMS, weather radar, terrain and traffic warning systems and solid-state attitude and heading reference system.