Garmin announced at NBAA-BACE that it has received certification for the G1000 NXi upgrade for the Beechcraft King Air C90. King Air operators can easily upgrade from the G1000 suite, Garmin said, “with minimal aircraft downtime and installation labor.”
“The G1000 NXi adds modern features, including wireless connectivity, visual approach guidance, SurfaceWatch, HSI map, and more, all of which add tremendous value and advanced capability than ever before into existing King Air C90 aircraft," said Carl Wolf, Garmin v-p of aviation sales and marketing.
The upgrade adds the King Air C90 to a growing portfolio of aircraft eligible for Garmin’s G1000 NXi upgrade. It joins the King Air 200/300/350 family as well as the Daher TBM series, Citation Mustang, Piper PA-46, and soon the Embraer Phenom 100. The NXi has the same display footprint and connectors as the G1000, easing the installation process. The C90 upgrade is now available from Garmin dealers and the components come with a two-year warranty, supported by Garmin’s factory product support team.