VERO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 19, 2020 – Piper Aircraft announced today that Garmin International, Inc, has achieved certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the G1000 NXi upgrade for G1000 equipped Meridian aircraft.  The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade is available immediately for these aircraft through select Garmin dealers and features several new enhancements such as SurfaceWatchTM, visual approaches, geographical map overlay within the HSI and more.

“The availability of the G1000 NXi upgrade for Piper Meridians is a great opportunity for our owners and operators to upgrade their aircraft to the latest Garmin technology. The Garmin upgrade not only provides the opportunity for new advanced capabilities it also provides faster processing power which supports quicker map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays,” said Piper Aircraft President and CEO Simon Caldecott. We appreciate our continued partnership with Garmin and their support of our owners and well as their commitment to developing new technologies that continue to advance general aviation and safety.”

“G1000 NXi-equipped aircraft are recognized for their advanced capabilities and significant performance upgrades, and today we’re excited to add another aircraft to the eligibility list,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “When pilots fly behind this modern integrated flight deck, they’ll immediately notice its smooth and responsive display and appreciate the latest, innovative features – they’ll wonder how they ever flew without the G1000 NXi.”

The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade for existing G1000-equipped Piper Meridian aircraft is available immediately through select Garmin dealers. Meridian owners and operators can easily upgrade to the G1000 NXi with minimal aircraft down time and disruption of the panel as the displays preserve the same footprint and connectors, so panel modifications are not required. The upgraded components of the G1000 NXi also come with a two-year warranty, which is supported by Garmin’s award-winning avionics product support team. For additional information regarding the G1000 NXi upgrade for the Piper Meridian, contact Scott Frye at scott.frye@garmin.com. For additional details, visit www.garmin.com/g1000nxiupgrade.

 

About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft and is on track to be the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individual’s elegant performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class Seneca V, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100/100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com.

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