The most sought-after flightdeck in general aviation is now available for retrofit. Garmin International announced at AirVenture that its G1000 integrated avionics suite will be certificated in the Beechcraft King Air C90 in the second quarter of next year, and other retrofit applications are certain to follow.

The G1000, with its large flat-panel displays, is available on new production aircraft ranging from the Cessna 172 and Diamond DA40 to the Beechcraft Baron and Embraer Phenom 100, but has not been offered for retrofit before. In the C90, the G1000 includes dual 10.4in (265mm) primary flight displays, 15in multifunction display, engine indication and crew alerting system, dual-channel digital three-axis autopilot, weather radar, terrain awareness warning system (TAWS) and a full suite of sensors and communication and navigation radios.

Garmin also introduced the G600 avionics suite designed for the light aircraft retrofit market, as well as the G900X glass cockpit for kitbuilt aircraft. The G600 features 6.5in flat-panel primary flight and multifunction displays, solid-state attitude and heading reference system and digital air-data computer. Options include TAWS and electronic charts, but the system includes as standard Garmin's new SafeTaxi feature, with provides detailed diagrams of more than 650 airports.

The G900X is Garmin's first avionics suite for experimental aircraft, and is available on the Lancair IV/IV-P and Van's RV-7/7A, -9/9A and -10.

Source: Flight International