Having taken over the European Hawker Beechcraft MRO business last year, Marshall Aviation Services (MAS) has completed its first King Air flightdeck upgrade, employing the Garmin G1000 avionics system. The King Air 300 modified for a European operator is the first aircraft in the EMEA region to feature this major upgrade.
“We are delighted to have worked on this contract,” said MAS general manager Jason Davies. “It is the first step in our goal to become a European center of excellence for Garmin products, and we plan to upgrade more King Air aircraft as our capability expands.” The upgrade is applicable to King Air 200s, 300s and 350s, of which more than 265 are flying in Europe alone, making this a significant marketplace for the upgrade.
G1000-equipped King Airs benefit from the integration of all primary flight, navigation, weather, terrain, radio frequency, engine and fuel data for presentation on three large-format high-definition screens. As well as presenting much clearer information to reduce pilot workload, the G1000 system includes synthetic vision technology, GFC 700 automatic flight control system, RVSM capability, ADS-B compliance, geo-referenced charts, datalink weather and satcom system.