GARMIN G1000 NXI

Flying - - EDITOR CHOICE AWARDS 2017 -

Garmin’s G1000 NXi avionics sys­tem isn’t just a step up from the orig­i­nal, it is a quan­tum leap beyond the G1000 sys­tem many pi­lots have grown up with over the past 14 years. Much faster com­puter pro­ces­sors and a boost in mem­ory mean G1000 NXi is light­ning­fast and can do so much more. We’ve come to ap­pre­ci­ate NXi’s ge­o­graphic map over­lay on the HSI af­ter ini­tially won­der­ing if we’d even turn it on, while fea­tures such as an­i­mated Nexrad graph­ics and vis­ual ap­proach guid­ance make life that much eas­ier. Cirrus was the first to in­tro­duce the NXi sys­tem, in the 2017 Gen­er­a­tion 6 SR22. Since then, most man­u­fac­tur­ers have fol­lowed suit or will add the ca­pa­bil­ity soon. Just as G1000 be­came a de facto stan­dard for avionics years ago, G1000 NXi is po­si­tioned to carry that legacy for years to come.

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