Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), has celebrated the delivery of its 500th G1000 integrated flight deck upgrade for King Air aircraft, the company said.
For more than a decade, the G1000 has modernized the King Air cockpit by providing operators with enhanced operational benefits and increased aircraft utility, while also offering significant weight savings and a lower cost of operation. Earlier this year, Garmin began deliveries of the G1000 NXi for King Air aircraft, which carries on the lineage and success of the renowned G1000 integrated flight deck.
The milestone G1000 was installed by Elliott Aviation in Moline, Illinois in a King Air B200 operated by Keewatin Air, a long-time Garmin customer. Keewatin Air provides medevac and air ambulance services in remote areas of the rugged Canadian Arctic. This milestone upgrade marks Keewatin Air´s ninth G1000 integrated flight deck upgrade within their fleet of King Air aircraft, with intentions to add more in the future.
This Garmin milestone comes 10 years after the company announced its initial retrofit program for the King Air, which has grown to include the King Air C90A/B, 200, B200, 300 and 350 series aircraft.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.