Garminís G1000ô Glass Cockpit Added to New Cessna 182/206 Aircraft



Garminís G1000ô Glass Cockpit Added to New Cessna 182/206 Aircraft

OLATHE, Kan. Oct. 6, 2003, Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that Cessna Aircraft Co. has selected Garminís G1000 integrated avionics system as optional equipment on all new 182 Skylanes, 182 Turbo Skylanes, 206 Stationairs and 206 Turbo Stationairs aircraft, starting early in the second quarter of 2004. These single-engine aircraft will be the first Cessna airframes to offer Garminís G1000 all-glass cockpit, boasting a 10-inch primary flight display (PFD) and 10-inch multi-function display (MFD).

"The G1000 system offers an additional level of safety, reliability and affordability ó qualities that Cessna pilots have come to expect from their aircraft ó making it a natural fit on Cessnaís single-engine piston aircraft," said Gary Kelley, Garminís director of marketing. "By replacing many of the analog gauges and mechanical instruments with the G1000ís all-digital, large format LCDs and integrated avionics, Cessna will be revolutionizing the 182 and 206 series of aircraft."

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Garminís G1000ô Glass Cockpit Added to New Cessna 182/206 Aircraft

The G1000 integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, engine, and sensor data on the dual 10-inch, XGA-resolution (1,024x768-pixel) displays. The physical architecture of the G1000 system lends itself to easy installation and service. The integrated design of the avionics is also expandable, making it possible to add new technologies and capabilities, as they become available. Further, the system offers outstanding situational awareness for flight management, aircraft control, traffic, terrain and weather. Installations of the G1000 on new Cessna 182 and 206 models include the following components:

  • Digital audio control panel

  • Dual integrated radio modules that provide IFR oceanic-approved GPS; VHF navigation with ILS; and VHF communication with 16-watt transceivers and 8.33-kHz channel spacing

  • Mode-S transponder with Traffic Information Service (TIS)

  • Solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference System

  • Digital air data computer

  • XM Satellite Radio receiver, featuring full-color, graphical weather information via digital data link and 101 channels of CD-quality audio (availability: 4Q04 in U.S. models only)

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