Garmin's G1000 for the Honda Jet
Garmin would not confirm its participation in the HondaJet program, but these photos and illustrations of the G1000 system and its architecture appeared in the report Honda R&D Americas chief engineer Michimasa Fujino submitted to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The report described the system as “a Garmin all-glass flight deck modular in design having open architecture.” The report lists triple interchangeable GFD 1045 primary flight/multifunction displays (compared with the Citation Mustang G1000 configuration, which uses a smaller-screen MFD mounted between the two larger PFDs) separated by dual GMA 1347 audio/marker beacon receiver units with dual, integrated avionics racks panel mounted behind the displays. Each rack accepts a GIA 63 COM/VOR/ILS/AFCS interface unit, a GTX 32 mode-C or GTX 33/D mode-S/traffic information system (TIS) transponder, a GEA 71 engine/airframe interface unit and a GDC 74/B air-data computer. The system incorporates a GRS 77 attitude heading reference system (AHRS) remotely mounted in the nose. The PFD and MFD interface with their respective GIA 63 sensors through high-speed unidirectional Ethernet buses. The system also includes Garmin weather radar and an autopilot, two technologies that Garmin has added to its portfolio with the recent corporate acquisition of a radar design and an in-house developmental program to develop an autopilot suitable for the demands of aircraft that would use the G1000 suite.