Piper to Showcase Garmin G3000 Avionics Installation at NBAA-BACE

Piper Aviation will exhibit the M600/SLS, M350, and Archer LX aircraft at NBAA’s outdoor display at Orlando Executive Airport next week. It will also have a demonstration kiosk at its booth in the Orange County Convention Center.

The Piper M600/SLS with HALO Safety System is the first general aviation aircraft certified with Garmin Autoland. [Courtesy: Garmin Aviation]

Piper Aircraft is a big fan of the Garmin G3000. 

In a pre-NBAA update Friday, the aviation manufacturer credited the Garmin G3000 and the software innovation for that avionics suite featured in Piper’s flagship M600/SLS for improving aircraft safety. 

The Piper M600/SLS with HALO Safety System was the first general aviation aircraft certified with Garmin Autoland. 

The company will exhibit the M600/SLS, M350, and Archer LX aircraft at NBAA’s outdoor display at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) next week. It will also have a demonstration kiosk at its booth in the Orange County Convention Center.

Beyond the flight deck, the six-seat M600/SLS is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600 SHP engine. [Courtesy: Piper Aircraft]

“Bringing the latest avionics innovations to the G3000 equipped M600/SLS reaffirms our commitment to safety and remaining at the forefront of general aviation technology for all of our customers,” Ron Gunnarson, vice president of sales, marketing, and customer support at Piper Aircraft, said in a statement. 

Some of the latest G300 upgrades in the M600/SLS include enhancements to the synthetic vision system, weather radar, navigation, flight planning, checklists, and SafeTaxi. 3D SafeTaxi also aims to increase situational awareness with an advanced 3D depiction of the ground environment, including airport markers, buildings, and other position markings. 

Piper says pilots can view the aircraft from above and behind angles in a 3D model displayed on the avionics. For taxiing, there’s also taxiway routing guidance that aims to help pilots out at busy airports. 

“We look forward to watching our customers utilize this technology and appreciate our ongoing partnership with Garmin,” Gunnarson said. 

Michael Wildes holds a master’s degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science, both from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Previously, he worked at the university’s flight department as a Flight Check Airman, Assistant Training Manager, and Quality Assurance Mentor. He holds MEI, CFI & CFII ratings. Follow Michael on Twitter @Captainwildes.

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