The newest addition to Garmin’s popular line up of integrated avionics was announced at the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Garmin’s press release stated:
“In 2003, we transformed the general aviation cockpit with the G1000, and now we’re taking the next leap forward with the G3000,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “The G3000 is a testament to the culture of innovation that is fundamental to Garmin, and it promises to be one of the most intuitive and powerful flightdeck systems ever designed for Part 23 turbine aircraft.”
The new Garmin G3000 features the all new touchscreen GTC 570 vehicle management system. This 5.7-inch diagonal touchscreen controller uses a simplistic icon-driven interface not too different from an iPod. The GTC 570 uses new infrared touchscreen technology, with intuitive audio and visual, creating a friendly user interface in the cockpit. In addition to the touchscreen controllers, the Garmin G3000 boasts three 14.1-inch WXGA high resolution wide screen displays. These large displays allow for an enhanced view of Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT). The G3000 has full reversionary capabilities, similar to the G1000. Also included is a three-axis, fully digital, dual channel, fail passive autopilot system capable of coupling with WAAS and VNAV functions.
Garmin expects certification in the second half of 2011.