VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has received Type Certificate (TC) approval from the FAA to incorporate the Garmin G1000 avionics suite into new twin-engine Piper Seminole aircraft models for delivery beginning this year.
With this latest TC, the Garmin G1000 is standard equipment on nearly all new Piper products, according to company officials.
“The G1000′s design brings enhanced levels of pilot situational awareness and simplicity to the Seminole cockpit,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “The G1000-equipped Seminole provides rich flight-critical data that creates a safer flight environment.”
Garmin’s G1000 is an all-glass avionics panel that presents flight instrumentation, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic and engine data on large-format, high-resolution displays. It replaces the G500 suite currently on Seminole aircraft. Garmin’s GRS77 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) provides digital output and referencing of aircraft position, rate, vector and acceleration data. The latest Garmin G1000 software on the Seminole includes Vertical Profile View and user-defined holding patterns.
The Seminole is a twin-engine piston powered aircraft that seats four and is powered by two Lycoming L/O -360-A1H6 engines, each generating 180 hp. Its cruising speed at 75% power is 162 KTAS. Its range is 700 nm.
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