Garmin G1000 STC’d for King Air C90 Series
Garmin last week received FAA STC approval to install G1000 avionics retrofits in the Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90A/GT. The installation results in a weight saving of approximately 100 pounds. Notably, this is Garmin’s first G1000 retrofit STC, and it paves the way for future G1000 retrofit installations such as the King Air 200 and B200, a program Garmin announced in September at the NBAA Convention. The G1000 avionics suite integrates all primary flight information, navigation data, communications, terrain awareness, traffic, weather and engine instruments on a large 15-inch multifunction display and two 10.4-inch primary flight displays. Also included in the installation is the Garmin GFC 700 three-axis autopilot, which allows coupled WAAS approaches, and vertical navigation. Other G1000 standard features include WAAS, Class-B TAWS, dual AHRS, XM weather, SafeTaxi and FliteCharts. Jeppesen ChartView is an available option. Garmin has established a select list of authorized G1000 retrofit dealers to sell and install the G1000 on the King Air C90 series. Price for the avionics is $350,000 uninstalled.