Garmin, in cooperation with our certification collaborators, offers a fully integrated retrofit flight deck solution: the G950 NXi upgrade. For operators facing avionics-obsolescence issues, dispatch-reliability concerns and the need to extend the operational life and capabilities of their aircraft, the upgrade solves each of these problems — and more. Based on the advanced G1000® NXi integrated flight deck, G950 NXi can bring even more value, utility and service life to your aircraft. And it can do so while improving situational awareness and efficiency. Backed by our No. 1-ranked product support team, G950 NXi is ready to be the upgrade solution for your aircraft’s aging avionics systems.
A Perfect Fit for Your Aircraft
In the cockpit configurations currently fielded, G950 NXi features a large 15” multifunction display (MFD) in the center of the panel, flanked by 10.4” primary flight displays (PFDs) at the pilot and copilot positions. Offering flight management system (FMS) capabilities, the upgrade integrates all primary flight, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic, radio frequency, engine and fuel data readouts in a format that makes the pilot interface much clearer, simpler and more intuitive. And to reduce cost and installation complexity, G950 NXi can be optionally integrated with select existing autopilots (if installed).
With excellent dimming performance enabled by modern LED lighting technology, the displays are bright, crisp and more adaptable overall. Powerful graphics rendering offers high-speed zooming, panning and map depiction, and system startup is quick so you can access your avionics right away. Better still, since G950 NXi integrates so many components (and eliminates so much extra wiring), it typically comes in at a weight that’s lower by approximately 250 lbs than the old-style avionics it’s replacing. More fuel? More luggage? An extra passenger? The weight savings can translate into real operational advantages.
HSI Mapping, Front and Center
To provide even more situational awareness for pilots, the G950 NXi package is offered with HSI mapping capabilities that put an MFD-like perspective map view within the HSI portion of the PFD. This detailed graphical landscape on the PFD helps focus your instrument scan, enabling you to better visualize nearby flight and en route navigation features — especially when things get extra busy in the cockpit.
Connext Cockpit Connectivity
Using Connext wireless connectivity via our optional Flight Stream 510 wireless gateway1, you can stream information in real time between your G950 NXi flight deck and compatible mobile devices running our Garmin Pilot™ app. This combination turns your tablet or smartphone into a true cockpit interface — enabling Database Concierge wireless database transfer plus flight plan transfer and continual streaming of weather, traffic, attitude information and more to your compatible mobile display. Flight plan transfer and display of ADS-B weather, traffic, GPS and attitude information is also available via Connext on compatible mobile devices running ForeFlight Mobile or FltPlan Go.
Virtual 3-D Synthetic Vision
Taking the HSI’s 3-D perspective view even further, optional SVT™ synthetic vision technology enables G950 NXi to create a “virtual reality” landscape — showing terrain, obstacles, airports, flight plan routes, datalink weather and/or onboard radar overlays, SafeTaxi diagrams, traffic targets and more — all in computer-generated context on the PFD. In essence, it’s like having a clear-day “out-the-window” virtual view of your flight situation, even in solid IFR or nighttime VFR conditions.
Terrain Alerting, Electronic Charts and SafeTaxi
Using information from the terrain and obstacles databases, G950 NXi displays use color coding to graphically alert you when proximity conflicts loom ahead. The package is also available with Class-B TAWS (terrain awareness and warning system) — or optional Class-A TAWS — for an extra margin of safety in the air. SafeTaxi, a detailed database of U.S., Canadian, European or Brazilian airport diagrams, helps monitor your location on unfamiliar airports. And the preloaded FliteCharts® database provides electronic versions of terminal procedures and approach plates for thousands of airports. (ChartView™, powered by Jeppesen® electronic approach charts, is also available as an option.) For en route navigation, your choice of georeferenced VFR Sectional or IFR Enroute mapping data is provided — along with previews for standard departures and arrivals.
Get Traffic, Weather and More
G950 NXi integrates with a variety of Garmin ADS-B “Out” solutions to meet requirements for NextGen airspace. The system is also compatible with our GTX™ 345 ADS-B “In” transponder to support subscription-free weather and advanced traffic displays, including TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic.
In addition, G950 NXi is available with our GWX™ series digital Doppler-capable color weather radars.The GWX series combines excellent range and adjustable scanning profiles with precision target definition — for accurate, easy-to-interpret weather analysis in the cockpit. And they are available with advanced optional capabilities such as turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression.
For wider-ranging updates, an optional Connext satellite link receiver lets you bring seamless on-demand worldwide weather information to your G950 NXi cockpit for international operations. When flying throughout most of Europe, Canada and the U.S., you can receive high-resolution radar imagery via satellite link as well.
If your sphere of operations lies within North America, you also have access to up-to-the-minute SiriusXM satellite weather services with an optional GDL 69A data link receiver and subscription. Both the onboard radar or SiriusXM weather imagery can be overlaid on the G950 NXi moving map display and can be displayed on the HSI map on the pilot’s and/or copilot’s PFD. And to help keep an eye on changing weather conditions, NEXRAD images can be animated over a period of time. The SiriusXM subscription provides coverage for most of the U.S. and Canada — with NEXRAD images, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, lightning, winds and more. Plus, you can even select and enjoy more than 170 audio channels of SiriusXM inflight entertainment (subscription required).
Automatically Monitor and Log Engine Data
Built-in engine monitoring and logging capability is included with your G950 NXi installation to collect engine data to support engine performance, trend and exceedance analysis. This recorded data can be used by your aircraft service technicians to identify early signs of engine performance issues and schedule service to help avoid more costly repairs later.
Fly with Higher-level Confidence
The G950 NXi upgrade suite is clearly more than just a flight deck facelift for your aircfraft. It represents a whole new level of communication with — and confidence in — your avionics system. It’s also designed to be easily updated, so you can count on it to keep pace with evolving technology and airspace requirements. Plus, you’ll be flying with the peace of mind that comes with an industry-leading 2-year warranty, backed by our award-winning product support team. For more information on the G950 NXi upgrade for your aircraft, contact Scott Frye at [email protected] or 913.440.2412.
1Not available on all aircraft