Back in 2003, G1000 was announced and quickly became the most popular integrated flight deck in the industry. Since then, more than 16,000 aircraft equipped with G1000 have entered service. Today, with our new and improved G1000 NXi series, the story gets even better. This robust flight deck upgrade combines brighter, smoother high-resolution displays with faster graphics rendering, split-screen capability¹, HSI mapping, wireless connectivity features¹ and added processing power that yields significant performance enhancements overall.
Better still, if you’re already flying with the original G1000 system, we make it easy and affordable to upgrade your flight deck to the new G1000 NXi configuration. It’s a virtual “plug-and-play” swapout for your current displays. Downtime is minimal. And the benefits are significant. Backed by our No. 1-ranked product support team, the G1000 NXi upgrade provides a clear path for bringing next-generation technology to the glass cockpit suite you already know and love.
Connext Cockpit Connectivity
Using Connext wireless connectivity via the available Flight Stream 510 wireless gateway, you can stream information in real time between your avionics system and compatible mobile device running the Garmin Pilot™ app¹. 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 (when installed with an appropriate weather and/or traffic source). Flight plan transfer and ADS-B data display options are also available via Connext on select Garmin portables and compatible mobile devices running the Garmin Pilot, FltPlan Go or ForeFlight Mobile apps.
Put More Approaches on Autopilot
Your aircraft’s super-smooth GFC™ 700 digital automatic flight control system (AFCS) gets even more proficient with the G1000 NXi update, adding visual approach capability with a 3-degree autopilot-coupled vertical flight path down to pilot-selectable minimums¹. You can also select vectors or straight-in for the final approach intercept — and fly a stable, precise flight path throughout your GPS-guided approach and landing.
HSI Mapping Adds Geographical Detail
To provide even more situational awareness, G1000 NXi includes HSI mapping capabilities that put an MFD-like perspective map view within the HSI portion of your primary flight display (PFD). This detailed graphical landscape on the PFD helps focus your instrument scan, enabling you to better visualize nearby weather, traffic, terrarin and en route navigation information — especially when things get extra busy in the cockpit.
SurfaceWatch Runway Monitoring
Adding to the array of Garmin Terminal Safety Solutions that include SafeTaxi® diagrams and TerminalTraffic™ surveillance within the airport environment, the G1000 NXi upgrade is also available with our latest SurfaceWatch runway identification/alerting technology¹. SurfaceWatch monitoring enhances situational awareness by providing alerts, indications and visual cues that can help you avoid runway incursions or operational miscues such as takeoffs or landings on the wrong runway — or on a taxiway or runway that is too short for safe departure or arrival.
Split-screen Capability on MFD
On your aircraft’s MFD, a pilot-selectable split-screen capability allows for 2 or more separate page views to be displayed simultaneously¹. So, you can access more valuable decision-making information at a glance without having to flip through multiple pages in sequence. For example, your approach plate and your moving map can both be displayed together. Or you can add your active flight plan to the mix. The split views can be vertical or horizontal — or a combination of both — to give you even more flexibility in managing your scan-configurable resources.
Terrain Alerting, Electronic Charts and More
Using information from its terrain and U.S. obstacles databases, your G1000 NXi offers color-coded terrain contouring to graphically alert you when proximity conflicts loom ahead. Three-color terrain shading — an enhancement with G1000 NXi — incorporates green, yellow and red contouring to depict when your aircraft is 2,000', 1,000' and 100' above ground level (AGL), respectively. Additionally, if you prefer, you can opt to load both FliteCharts® and ChartView™ plates on the NXi system, and then alternate between them at any time during your flight. For en route navigation, your choice of georeferenced VFR sectional or IFR en route mapping data is also offered — along with previews of standard departures and arrivals on the MFD prior to loading and activating the procedures. High-speed processing with G1000 NXi makes for more responsive panning and zooming on all charts and dynamic mapping.
Growth-oriented Display Technology
With excellent dimming performance enabled by modern LED backlighting, the G1000 NXi displays are bright, crisp and highly adaptable for future growth. Powerful graphics rendering offers high-speed zooming, panning and map depiction. Plus, the displays initialize within seconds after startup, so you can quickly access your avionics and save valuable preflight time in the cockpit.
Expect More From G1000 NXi
Other key features and safety-focused technologies provided by the G1000 NXi upgrade suite include the following:
- Comm frequency identification format displays the station ID as well as frequency type.
- NEXRAD weather radar imagery can be overlaid on the MFD moving map as well as on the HSI mapping inset; the MFD weather display can be animated.
- Vertical situation display (VSD) incorporates a terrain profile view on the MFD, with situational cues referencing the active flight plan, altitude constraints and winds aloft.
- European visual reporting points (VRPs) are included with the standard G1000 NXi navigation database, enabling pilots to overlay these reporting points on their moving map displays.
It’s Technology That Inspires Confidence
With its extensive features and advanced technology, it’s easy to see why G1000 NXi is the ideal next step for upgrading your aircraft. You can count on these growth-oriented displays to keep pace with evolving technology and airspace requirements. Plus, you’ll also gain the peace of mind provided by an industry-leading 2-year warranty on your new system components — all backed by our top-ranked Garmin product support team.
¹Capability may be optional or not available on all aircraft