Upgrades to the flight deck include improvements to the “pilot-machine interface,” according to Fujino, with new features in the Garmin G3000 suite to reduce pilot workload and enhance safety. First among these is the addition of FAA Data Comm capability—usable where it’s available in the US—which replaces voice communications with text commands. The system can also utilize ACARS text-based messaging, to air traffic control and ATS centers. From ACARS, pilots can access terminal weather and departure clearances from select airports and communicate with operations centers, with the ability to upload flight plans, facilitate position reporting, and gather weather. The system can be used as third VHF radio if the Data Comm function is turned off. Another upgrade: the Advanced Steering Augmentation System—implemented through enhanced nosewheel steering—which increases operational limits and reduces pilot workload in specific weather conditions.