Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced that beginning this year, new twin-engine Piper Seminole aircraft models will include the Garmin G1000 avionics suite. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Type Certificate approval to incorporate the powerful Garmin suite, allowing for delivery of G1000-equipped Seminole aircraft beginning in July, 2013. Thanks to this latest TC, nearly all new Piper products now carry the advanced Garmin G1000 as standard equipment.
Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott praised the system as a boon to both safety and ease of use, stating, “The G1000’s design brings enhanced levels of pilot situational awareness and simplicity to the Seminole cockpit.” Caldecott added, “The G1000-equipped Seminole provides rich flight-critical data that creates a safer flight environment.”
Characterized by its seamlessly integrated, all-glass avionics panel, the Garmin G1000 presents flight information in a way that can be quickly scanned and processed by the pilot. Garmin’s most advanced avionics suite yet, the G1000 flight deck uses large, high resolution displays to show flight instrumentation, engine data, navigation and traffic, weather, terrain, as well as engine data in easy-to-read formats.
Accurate referencing of aircraft position, rate, vector and acceleration data is provided by Garmin’s reliable GRS77 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) with digital output. Vertical Profile View and user-defined holding patterns are included via the latest G1000 software on the Seminole. The new improved system will replace the Garmin G500 suite previously offered on Seminole aircraft.
New G1000 equipped Piper Seminole and Piper Seneca V Twin Class aircraft are both currently on display by Piper at this year’s EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, WI.
The Piper Seminole
Powered by two Lycoming L/O -360-A1H6s each generating 180 hp, the Piper Seminole is a twin-engine piston powered aircraft that seats four. At 75 percent power, the Seminole’s cruising speed is 162 KTAS / 300 km/h with a range of 700 nautical miles (1,426 km). The Garmin G1000 avionics suite is now standard equipment.
An advanced training aircraft with rock solid reliability and proven consistency, the Piper Seminole has earned its reputation over more than two decades of service and hundreds of thousands of hours in flight school settings the world over.
The Seminole is well regarded by students, instructors, and flight school owners. Students appreciate being able to learn advanced flight maneuvers and procedures while their instructors enjoy the Seminole’s ability to impart these lessons in a safe and forgiving environment. Flight school owners benefit from both student and teacher satisfaction.
Headquartered in Vero Beach, FL, Piper Aircraft Inc. offers efficient and reliable single-engine and twin-engine aircraft worldwide. Piper designs, manufactures, sells, and supports the strongest product line in the industry, ranging from high-performance pistons to turboprops to the world’s most fuel-efficient seven-person business jet. Series include the single engine M-Class—the Meridian, Mirage, and Matrix, the Twin Class Seminole and Seneca V, and the Trainer Class Archer TX, Arrow, Seneca V and Seminole. All Piper planes include Garmin advanced avionics in the cockpit. Piper Aircraft Inc. is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Learn more about Piper Aircraft here.
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