2012 Flying Editors' Choice Awards
It might be hard to believe, but when it comes to avionics innovation in light GA, Garmin has led the way for going on 20 years now. The latest from the company — the G2000 integrated avionics suite, launched on the Cessna Corvalis TTx this year — is the best yet. G2000 isn’t an evolutionary development of the now-ubiquitous G1000 platform but a revolutionary new development that makes use of touch pad controllers for easy operation. G2000 takes the menu system of previous Garmin navigators and turns it on its head. Gone are the deep menus, replaced by shallow, intuitive ones. Gone is most of the text, replaced by easy-to-see and easy-to-identify icons. Flight planning is easier. Situational awareness is better. NextGen is part of the package, and cool new features, like voice control and satellite connectivity, are built-in capabilities, with more to come. G2000 is part of a whole family of new-generation Garmin systems that will go from light GA to large-cabin bizjets.