EASA OKs G1000 for King Air

 - October 1, 2010, 6:57 AM

Danish Hawker and Beech specialist Scandinavian Aircraft Technologies (ScanTech) is coordinating EASA approval of Garmin G1000 installations in King Air 90s and 200s. The first installation, performed in the U.S., has earned an EASA STC on a Norwegian King Air 200. Scan­Tech has been retained by the owner to coordinate EASA approval of the Garmin-owned STC along with handling import and registration with the Norwegian CAA and EASA STC approval of third-party weather and traffic systems that are interfacing with the G1000.

ScanTech believes the interest in G1000 among European King Air operators and owners is strong and will lead to many more retrofits on King Airs. It anticipates more G1000 work as the European owners and operators of King Air 200s and 90s discover the system.

The G1000 instrument system update for the King Air C90 and 200 series consists of two display units–a primary flight display (PFD) and a multifunction display (MFD). Garmin says the G1000 brings enhanced levels of operational simplicity and situational awareness to all flight operations.