G1000 spec sheet 0903
G1000 integrated avionics system
For pilots
who never
expected to see
this advanced
find its way
into their cockpits
this soon.
From the panels of new piston singles to
the flight decks of next-generation light
jets, Garmin’s G1000™ integrated avionics
suite is changing the face of OEM cockpit
design. Large-format LCD color displays
[ Garmin accelerates the evolution
of digital “glass cockpit” avionics ]
consolidate all primary flight, navigation,
engine and sensor data – bringing new
levels of safety, simplicity and situational
awareness within reach of most new
aircraft buyers.
Nav 1 and 2 display
Waypoint status information
Comm 1 and 2 display
Nav 1/2 control
Heading control
Soft keys
Primary flight display
On most installations, the Garmin GMA 1347
audio panel is centrally located between the
G1000™ PFD and MFD for easy access by the pilot
or copilot. Switching inputs are provided for comm
and nav radios, as well as auxiliary audio and
intercom systems. Noteworthy features include
high-quality digital audio, automatic squelch,
plus unique audio recording/playback capability to
help ensure accurate readback of ATC clearances.
The Garmin GDU 1040/1045 is the standard
control/display platform for the G1000’s primary
flight display (PFD) and multi-function display
(MFD). Powered by an X-scale microprocessor,
the unit features a high-performance graphics
accelerator for superior 3D rendering. It’s also
equipped with an infrared port to accommodate
data entry via handheld Garmin PDAs.
A choice of display formats allows pilots to
select the attitude/heading presentation they
prefer on the G1000 PFD. Current format
options include standard HSI mode or
segmented arc mode.
Comm 1/2 control
Now, looking to the future doesn’t have to mean
waiting for the future. In fact, it’s right here in
front of you: In the visionary Garmin G1000™
Integrated Avionics Suite.
supported by a detailed Jeppesen® flight
database, which may be easily updated by
means of standard front-loading data
subscription cards.
Leveraging Garmin’s proven assets in comm/nav/
ident (CNI) avionics integration, GPS navigation,
and high-resolution displays, with new developments in flight control, air data, and Ethernet
connectivity, the G1000 is a breakthrough in both
capability and affordability.
The picture of confidence
By presenting key aircraft performance, navigation,
weather, terrain and traffic information, in context,
on its large XGA-quality (1024 x 768) highresolution screens, the Garmin G1000 system
increases situational awareness – and thus, pilot
confidence. Offering wide side-to-side viewing
angles and crystal-sharp, sunlight-readable TFT
optics, these easy-to-scan G1000 displays put a
wealth of flight-critical data right at the pilot’s
fingertips. This data includes:
Designed to fit a broad range of aircraft models –
from piston singles to business jets – this lightweight, modular system seamlessly integrates
control and display of virtually all avionics and
instrument functions in one comprehensive “big
picture” package. Garmin’s all-glass flight deck
is a highly flexible and scalable design, which can
be configured as a two- or three-display system.
The standard 10-inch flat-panel LCDs are interchangeable for use as either a primary flight
display (PFD) or multi-function display (MFD). An
optional 15-inch screen is also available for even
larger format MFD configurations.
Crs/Baro control
Joystick control
FMS control knobs
An all-inclusive package
Functions provided by the G1000 include display
of attitude, air data, engine and airframe status
and situational reference via a moving map display,
with position derived by GPS. System growth to
include terrain and obstacle alerting, as well as
complete engine indication (EIS) advisories will be
accommodated by built-in system interfaces.
In addition, complete VHF comm, VOR/ILS and
transponder functions are provided by the G1000 –
and controlled by knobs and selector keys located
on the PFD and MFD bezels. Onscreen navigation,
communication and mapping functions are
• Flight instrumentation – Wide horizons; threeaxis flight dynamics; air speed; altitude; vertical
speed; horizontal situation indication (HSI) with
selectable 360-degree and segmented arc
directional views
• Engine performance – All engine operational
parameters for piston, turboprop and turbofan
engines; engine trend data; exceedance
monitoring; lean assist; and more
• Weather – Future weather radar, satellite
weather data link (via Weather Works and XM
Radio); lightning-detection interfaces
• Terrain – Built-in growth capacity for Class-B
TAWS; detailed topographic mapping
• Traffic – TIS (Traffic Information Services) data,
using Garmin Mode S technology; Traffic
Advisory System (TAS) interfaces; future
expansion to accommodate emerging trafficawareness technologies
As typically configured, the G1000’s multi-function
display is used primarily for engine and fuel
systems monitoring, plus detailed moving-map
graphics. The map function is designed to interface
with a variety of sensor inputs, making it easy for
pilots to overlay lightning, traffic, weather, terrain
and other avoidance system advisories, as desired.
Sensor displays are selectable, allowing the pilot to
add or deselect overlays to ‘build at will’ the map
view he or she prefers for any given phase of flight.
Data link to the future
Emerging satellite data link technology promises
to connect the G1000 system with an impressive
array of commercial and NWS weather and inflight
information sources. Brilliant color display of
current NEXRAD radar summaries and graphical
or textural METARS information can be delivered
to the cockpit, anywhere in the U.S. Pilots will be
able to select and display weather data for the
aircraft’s current location, final destination, or any
flight plan waypoint, for better decision-making
en route. Garmin’s data link capability is the ideal
supplement to onboard tactical weather technologies
such as lightning detection and airborne radar.
Advanced AHRS architecture
For reliable output and referencing of aircraft
position, rate, vector and acceleration data, the
G1000 uses Garmin’s innovative GRS77 Attitude
and Heading Reference System (AHRS). Able to
properly reference itself even while the aircraft is
moving, the Garmin AHRS offers all the standard
elements of traditional strap-down AHRS – at a
fraction of the cost. What’s more, it uses additional
comparative inputs from GPS, magnetometer and
air data computer information to achieve new
levels of integrity, reliability and precision.
Flight management, simplified
The vision for Garmin’s G1000 suite was to develop
a fully integrated, all-glass avionics system that
would enhance situational awareness, reduce pilot
workload, and make futuristic flight capabilities
available today – at a price most new aircraft
buyers could afford.
Clearly, that vision has become a reality.
• Fully integrated CNI suite with
WAAS-upgradable GPS
• Large-format LCD displays –
interchangeable for use as PFD
or MFD
• Available with two- or three-axis,
fail-passive flight control system
• Ethernet data-bus connectivity
For backup redundancy, the G1000 PFD/MFD displays are
designed to enter a reversionary mode should failure or
shutdown of either display occur. Fault monitoring and reversion
are automatic; however, the pilot can also manually select
reversion mode by pressing a dedicated red button at the bottom
of the audio panel. In reversionary mode the remaining operable
CDU is reconfigured to present the PFD symbology with engine
parameters on the left-hand side of the display. Pop-up windows
allow additional mapping, checklist or other desired inputs to
remain visible on the PFD.
And it’s a reality supported and reinforced by more
than 700 Garmin sales/service centers worldwide.
With support spares, parts and loaner units
strategically located in key locations around the
globe, G1000 customers are never far from the
“keep ‘em flying” brand of service that has made
Garmin the #1 avionics supplier in the ownerflown aircraft marketplace.
• Selectable PFD flight view
• Moving-map MFD with
engine/fuel gauge cluster,
checklist capability
• 16-watt VHF comm transceivers
with 8.33-kHz channel spacing
• Mode-S transponders with Traffic
Information Service (TIS)
• Solid-state, strap-down AHRS
• Worldwide terrain and obstacle
• Modular rack-mounted LRUs
• Interfaces for terrain, traffic,
lightning and weather sensors
• Full reversionary display capability
A unique modular system rack accommodates major
components of the G1000 suite. The rack may be
conveniently panel-mounted behind the CDU or located
remotely in an avionics equipment bay. Ethernet data-bus
technology simplifies installation while reducing overall
weight and wire count. Hand-release locking levers secure
modules in the rack – so, no tools are required for removal.
• Integrated IrDA interface,
allowing future upload of flightrelevant data from a Garmin
handheld PDA
G1000 preliminary specifications
Applicable TSOs
Airspeed Instruments
Turn & Slip Instruments
Bank & Pitch Instruments
Magnetic Direction Instruments
Vertical Velocity Devices
Pressure Actuated Sensitive Altimeter
ILS Glideslope Receiver
Airborne Radio Marker Receiver
Airborne ILS Localizer Receiver
VHF Comm Transmitter (117.975 - 137.000 Mhz)
VHF Comm Receiver (117.975-137.000 Mhz)
VOR Receiver (108-117.95 Mhz)
Temperature Instruments
Fuel Flow Meters
Manifold Pressure Instruments
Pressure Instruments – Fuel, Oil & Hydraulic
Electric Tachometer; Magnetic Drag
Audio Selector Panels and Amplifiers
Fuel and Oil Quantity Instruments (recip)
Airborne ATC Transponder (ATCRBS)
Air Data Computer
Airborne Passive Thunderstorm Equipment
ATC Radar Beacon System/Mode S
Airborne Multipurpose Electronic Displays
Airborne Supplemental Navigation with GPS
10.4-inch diagonal XGA (1024 x 768 pixels)
Optional 15-inch MFD display
Sunlight readable
Wide (±35°) viewing angles
System weight
45 lbs. for typical dual-display system (without servos or datalink receiver)
Power requirements
250 watts for typical dual-display system (without servos or datalink receiver)
Operating altitude
Up to 55,000 feet
Operating temperature
-20°C to + 55°C minimum (varies by individual component)
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66062
p: 913.397.8200 f: 913.397.8282
Garmin (Europe) Ltd. Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate,
Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K. 44.1794.519944 fax 44.1794.519222
Garmin Corporation, No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County,
Taiwan 886.2.2642.9199 fax 886.2.2642.9099
© 2003 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
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