Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received Type Certificate approval from the FAA for incorporating the innovative Garmin G1000 avionics suite into new twin-class Piper Seneca V aircraft for delivery in 2013.
The G1000 is Garmin’s most advanced avionics suite yet and is characterized by a seamlessly integrated all-glass panel with an intuitive layout that makes it quicker and easier for pilots to scan and assess flight data.
The innovative flight deck offers optimal presentation of flight instrumentation, traffic, weather, terrain, navigation and engine data on crisp, large-format, high-resolution displays. It replaces the dual Garmin G600 suite currently found on prior year Seneca V models.
“The G1000’s design brings new levels of situational awareness, simplicity and safety to the cockpit,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “The G1000 with the standard three-display glass screens for the Seneca V gives pilots rich flight-critical data that provides exceptional situational awareness and contributes to safer flight.”
The G1000 also boasts Garmin’s reliable GRS77 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) which provides precise digital output and referencing of aircraft position, vector, rate and acceleration data. A large moving map is also incorporated as well a wide array of safety enhancing features, including Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™), Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), and Garmin’s traffic awareness and collision avoidance systems.
Said Shoreline Aviation president, Keith Douglass, “The G1000 technology is an exciting upgrade for Seneca V. It could very well shift the piston twin market even more in Piper’s favor…”
With an optional GSR 56 transceiver, the G1000 is also capable of displaying worldwide weather that informs pilots of METARs, TAFs and ‘winds and temperatures aloft’, around the globe.
In addition, radar and satellite imagery can also be accessed through the technology for the U.S., Southern Canada, Western Europe and Australia.
The G1000 can also support voice and data services that allow pilots to make worldwide phone calls, send text messages and send email via SMS from the airplane’s cockpit using the GTN as the dialing and messaging interface.
About the Piper Seneca V
Offering generous baggage space and a cabin-class interior that meets business and personal demands alike, the Seneca V is in demand as a proven performer that delivers reliability, comfort and style.
The six-place airplane is powered by two Continental Turbocharged TSIO-360-RB engines generating 220 hp each and offers a maximum cruising speed of 197 knots. It can fly as far as 828 nautical miles on a single tank of gas and carries a standard useful load of 1,376 pounds.
Standard equipped list price for the Piper Seneca V with three-display Garmin G1000 avionics suite is $972,400.
At the Forefront
Piper Aircraft Inc. is one of the first manufacturers to adopt G1000 technology, which supports its three-display avionics suite as standard equipment in all new Piper Seneca V aircraft.
Said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing, “We have a strong, long-standing partnership with Piper Aircraft, and we are honored by the confidence they continue to show in Garmin avionics,”
Added Wolf, “With the G1000-equipped Seneca V, all new-production Piper M-Class and Twin-Class aircraft will now feature a Garmin integrated flight deck, and we look forward to continuing to serve Piper owners and operators with best-in-class cockpit solutions.”
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