Mooney Goes With The Garmin® G1000™ All-Glass Flightdeck



Mooney Goes With The Garmin® G1000™ All-Glass Flightdeck

OLATHE, Kan February 10, 2004, Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. today announced that Mooney Airplane Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mooney Aerospace Group Ltd., has selected Garmin’s G1000 integrated avionics system for its Ovation2 GX and Bravo GX models. Both aircraft will boast a 10.4-inch primary flight display (PFD) and 10.4-inch multi-function display (MFD).

"Mooney pilots have been flying with Garmin GNS 430/530 avionics for several years now and we’re delighted to build upon that heritage to provide a uniquely integrated cockpit system on new Mooney aircraft," said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s director of marketing." The G1000 will give Ovation2 GX and Bravo GX pilots the big picture on flight management, weather, terrain and traffic on two large color LCDs."



The G1000 integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, engine, and sensor data on the dual 10.4-inch, XGA high-resolution (1,024x768-pixel) displays with superior sunlight readability. The physical architecture of the G1000 system lends itself to easy installation and service. The digitally integrated design of the avionics is also expandable, making it possible to add new technologies and capabilities, as they become available. Installations of the G1000 on Mooney Ovation2 GX and Bravo GX aircraft will include the following system components and features:

  • Digital audio control panel with integrated marker beacon and clearance playback capability

  • 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)

  • Advanced solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) with rapid alignment whether on the ground or in the air

  • Digital air data computer

  • Worldwide terrain database depicting topographic information and relative terrain

  • 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)

"The GX flightdeck system, with its dual large-screen displays and digital presentation of data, will meet all the requirements of today’s Mooney aircraft owners for whom the very latest in technology is a must," said Nicolas Chabbert, Mooney’s executive vice president of marketing and sales. "The G1000 is the most advanced flightdeck package available on a single-engine piston aircraft and it will ease pilot workload and provide a new level of situational awareness during all phases of flight."

The certification program on the Mooney Ovation2 GX and Bravo GX is currently underway and Mooney expects to begin delivery of G1000-equipped aircraft in the third quarter of 2004.

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