Clay Lacy Aviation has completed its 10th installation of Garmin’s G1000 NXi fully integrated flight deck on an Embraer Phenom 100. The upgrade took place at Clay Lacy’s FAA Part 145 repair station at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) near Los Angeles. Clay Lacy has operated an Embraer authorized service center at Van Nuys since 2009, and the company is also an authorized Garmin dealer.
Garmin first revealed the G1000 NXi (next generation) flight deck in 2017 as a major upgrade to the G1000 avionics suite first introduced in 2004. The FAA approved the upgrade for Prodigy-equipped Embraer Phenom 100s in 2019. Garmin’s upgraded flight deck features glass displays with faster processors and a more intuitive, user-friendly interface.
“The G1000 NXi flight deck offers a host of leading-edge capabilities to help pilots fly safer and reach their destinations easier,” said Dan Lind, Garmin’s senior director of aviation sales and marketing. “From enhanced guidance in visual flight conditions to SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology, the G1000 NXi is a comprehensive upgrade for any operator.”