The G5000 integrated flight deck features three high-resolution flight displays with split-screen capabilities, a digital Automatic Flight Control System, emergency descent mode and many other features. The technology offers pilots extraordinary situational awareness, reduced cost of operation and enhanced safety.
Why Garmin G5000?
- Advanced flight deck for crew-flown business jets
- Bright high-resolution displays with SVT ™ let you see clearly even in IFR conditions
- Displays divide into 2 pages to help display multiple systems and sensors
- Intuitive touchscreen interface with shallow menus and audible feedback
- Automatic Flight Guidance and Control Systems
- Weather, charts, traffic, terrain and Global connectivity options
Customizable High Resolution Touch Screens
According to James Feminella, an avionics lead at Stevens, the synthetic vision on the G5000 is major step forward. “High resolution touch screens are the new thing, particularly for larger cabin aircraft. The G5000 screens are clearer, cleaner … significantly higher resolution. Navigating with these screens is going to be much smoother and easier to use.”
Sub-screens on the G5000 avionics suite give pilots instant access to critical data, such as TCAS, weather radar and SiriusXM data link weather. Garmin has engineered the technology so that pilots can customize the data they want to access in their profiles. “Pilots simply select their profile and load their preferences into the system,” says Feminella. “The screens are uncluttered and customized for each crew.”
Simplified Software Updates
From a maintenance perspective, Garmin has streamlined G5000 software upgrades. “Software designed to fix a little bug or address an opportunity for improvement can be downloaded online from Garmin’s resource center,” notes Feminella. “It’s a great time-saver to execute these tweaks right here in the field. We can download it and instantly upload it into the aircraft, instead of having to send the unit in and waiting two weeks to get it back. It’s a lot like bug fixes for an iPhone or Android; the same type of technology.”
According to Feminella, Garmin stays well ahead of the curve in integrating future software updates into the system hardware. “For instance, terrain databases are getting bigger all the time. Before, maintenance teams had to send hardware units to the OEM because the memory wasn’t large enough in the unit to accept the new databases. Today, Garmin provisions for this in advance. Now, the software can be easily updated in the field, but hardware doesn’t change. So, we’re not pulling units in and out all the time, which costs time and money.”