Garmin has introduced new capabilities for G1000-equipped King Air 200/250/300/350 series aircraft.
These enhancements provide a number of new features and optional equipment upgrades, company officials said.
The new upgrades include several NextGen components like Automatic Dependence Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compliance, as well as customer-requested capabilities, such as creating user-defined holding patterns, and the approval of optional equipment to increase its global operating capability, Garmin officials added.
Owners will now have the ability to build user-defined holding patterns that can be created over an existing fix in the navigation database or user-defined waypoint. Unpublished holds or those assigned by air traffic control are easily created and displayed on the multi-function display, simplifying the activity, officials explained.
New enhancements offer options to ensure aircraft are prepared for NextGen. These new operational features include:
- Barometric Vertical Navigation (Baro-VNAV) approach capability
- FAA ADS-B Out Compliant
- Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capability that includes the ability to fly procedures with Radius-to-Fix (RF) segments
For those conducting Search and Rescue missions, the G1000 system can automatically generate flight plans for three search patterns: Parallel Line Search, Expanding Square, and Sector Search patterns. The SAR package is a priced option.
The optional GTS 8000 traffic system and GTX 3000 transponder is a compliant TCAS II/ACAS II system, which also meets the standards for ADS-B ‘Out’ compliance, according to Garmin officials.
The GTS 8000 system issues traffic alerts and Resolution Advisories (RA) to avoid traffic conflicts. The optional GRA 5500 radar altimeter supports the TCAS II/ACAS II solution for King Air aircraft without an existing compatible radar altimeter.
For current King Air owners, the latest software is available today from a Garmin Authorized Dealer as a free upgrade (installation charges may apply). Optional equipment upgrades are also currently available.
For more information: Garmin.com