SVT Optional... Approx. 100 Lbs Weight Savings Standard
Garmin has scored yet
another big "get" for its increasingly ubiquitous G1000 avionics
suite. The avionics manufacturer announced Monday the Federal
Aviation Administration granted supplemental type certification
(STC) for the G1000 in the King Air 200 and B200.
"We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure customers who
upgrade to this panel have the same leading edge technologies they
would find in a jet, while also enjoying the utility and
affordability of their King Air," said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s
vice president of marketing. "This retrofit is available to most
King Air 200/B200 aircraft today because the STC takes into account
the most common King Air configurations such as Blackhawk
The three-panel G1000 avionics suite for the King Air integrates
all primary flight information, navigation data, communications,
terrain awareness, traffic, weather, and engine instruments on a
large 15-inch multi-function display and two 10.4-inch primary
flight displays. The G1000 installation on the King Air 200/B200
includes the GFC700 three-axis, fully digital, dual channel, fail
passive automatic flight control system (AFCS).
The King Air 200/B200 STC also includes approval for
Garmin’s synthetic vision technology. SVT works seamlessly to
alert pilots of potential ground hazards by displaying terrain and
obstacles which pose a threat to the aircraft with appropriate TAWS
alert coloring, as well as voice alerts.
SVT also includes pathways (or Highway-In-The-Sky) that are
depicted as 3D "flying rectangles" and help pilots stay on course
when flying en route legs, VNAV legs, GPS/WAAS vertical approach
procedures, ILS approach procedures, and arrival and departure
procedures. SVT is available immediately as an optional upgrade for
King Air 200/B200 owners.
Standard features of
the G1000 avionics suite include WAAS, Class-B terrain awareness
and warning system (TAWS), dual integrated solid-state attitude and
heading reference systems (AHRS), and dual integrated digital air
data computers. In addition, Garmin's GDL 69A is standard
equipment, bringing integrated satellite weather datalink and
digital-quality audio via XM WX Satellite Weather.
Garmin notes the 200/B200s G1000 installation results in a
weight savings of approximately 100 pounds. A complete list of
dealers authorized to sell and install the G1000 is available at
the FMI link below.