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TBM Garmin G1000 NXi Retrofit

G1000 NXi for G1000 equipped TBM 850 models


The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck is available to Cutter Aviation as a retrofit for G1000 equipped TBM 850 models!

The system change replaces the flight deck arrangement on G1000-equipped TBM 850s and TBM 900s with Garmin’s successor configuration, the G1000 NXi. This involves a changeout of the two primary flight displays, the multi-function display, and the control keypad, along with new software and database installations.

Make it even better!

The upgrade offers TBM operators faster system boot-up and software loading. Other benefits are the avionics system’s ability to manage more data, displaying visual charts and offering more capabilities such as enhanced situational awareness with easy-to-read information. It also adds improved wireless cockpit connectivity, allowing aviation database uploads using the Garmin Flight Stream from mobile devices. Another feature is the enhanced “feel” for pilots through the new keyboard joystick, providing more accurate panning and fluid navigation on the multi-function display pages. Cutter Aviation – Your First Choice for TBM aircraft service!

G1000 NXi on the Surface — Physical Enhancements and Display Advancements

The G1000 NXi system incorporates modern processing power that supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within seconds after startup, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more. The G1000 NXi system also incorporates contemporary animations, modernized design for improved readability and new LED backlighting, offering increased display brightness and clarity, reduced power consumption and improved dimming performance.

G1000 NXi for the Next Generation

TBM G1000 NXi Retrofit for TBM - Cutter Aviation 01Connext® wireless cockpit connectivity unlocks more capabilities from within the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck. Available as a standard feature with the TBM G1000 NXi upgrade, Flight Stream 510 enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin PilotTM app on a mobile device to the G1000 NXi system. Flight Stream 510 also supports two-way flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic, weather, GPS information, backup attitude information and more between G1000 NXi and compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight Mobile. The D2TM Charlie aviator watch can also sync with the Garmin Pilot app to ensure flight plan data matches throughout the cockpit.

TBM G1000 NXi Retrofit for TBM - Cutter Aviation 02Geographical map overlay within the HSI is available on the primary flight display (PFD), which also supports the display of NEXRAD, FIS-B weather, weather radar, SafeTaxi® airport diagrams, traffic, terrain and more. For example, pilots can display SafeTaxi on the HSI map while preparing flight plan information on the multifunction display (MFD) or simultaneously display NEXRAD radar and traffic on the HSI map and view a variety of other SiriusXM® aviation weather products, such as lightning, storm cells and more, on the MFD.

TBM G1000 NXi Retrofit for TBM - Cutter Aviation 03Optionally equipped to meet future airspace modernization initiatives, G1000 NXi-equipped aircraft can be equipped to be rule-compliant with FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) requirements. G1000 NXi also supports the display of various ADS-B “In” benefits, including traffic and subscription-free weather with the installation of the optional GTXTM 345R.1 Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products received by GTX 345R include the following: NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs. Installation of GTX 345R also adds exclusive traffic features, such as Garmin patented TargetTrendTM and TerminalTrafficTM, to further enhance the traffic picture. TargetTrend provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles throughout the airport environment. These ADS-B “In” benefits combine to give pilots superior situational awareness tools throughout the terminal and en route environments.

The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck also supports the following additional features:

  • Comm frequency identification displays the station ID as well as frequency type.
  • Display of sectional charts as well as IFR low/high en route charts on the MFD.
  • NEXRAD weather radar imagery can be overlaid on the moving map and animated on the MFD as well as overlaid on the HSI map.
  • Vertical Situation Display (VSD) incorporates terrain profile view on the MFD, taking into consideration the active flight plan, altitude constraints and winds aloft.
  • Preview departure and arrival procedures on the MFD prior to loading and activating the procedures.
  • Optionally overlay European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) on the moving map. VRPs are standard within the navigation database.
  • Three-color terrain shading incorporates green, yellow and red contouring, which depicts that the aircraft is 2,000′, 1,000′ and 100′ Above Ground Level (AGL), respectively.

Aircraft maintenance personnel experience faster system software upgrades and streamlined equipment replacement.

Simple Path to Upgrade from G1000 to G1000 NXi

Available through the extensive Garmin Dealer Network, TBM owners and operators with an existing G1000 integrated flight deck can easily purchase the G1000 NXi upgrade with minimal aircraft downtime and disruption of the panel as the displays preserve the same footprint and connector so panel modifications are not required. Through the first quarter of 2019, Garmin is also offering a $3,000 trade-in credit for the return of the G1000 components removed during the upgrade to G1000 NXi.2 These components include the units listed below:

G1000 Equipment Sent to Garmin for Trade-in Credit

Description Quantity
GCU 475 MFD Keypad Controller 1
GDUTM 1040A Display (PFD #1) 1
GDU 1040A Display (PFD #2) 1
GDU 1500 Display (MFD) 1

To receive this trade-in credit, Garmin dealers who have performed a TBM G1000 NXi upgrade and warranty registered the new equipment must contact the Garmin order administration desk. When contacting, please have available the part numbers and serial numbers of the original G1000 equipment removed during the upgrade.

TBM G1000 NXi Upgrade – Standard Equipment

Part Number Description List Price
K10-00029-01 Kit, TBM 700/850/900, G1000 NXi Upgrade $62,995.00
Included GCU 475 MFD Keypad Controller  
GDUTM 1050A Display (PFD #1)  
GDU 1050A Display (PFD #2)  
GDU 1550 Display (MFD)  
Flight Stream 510  


TBM G1000 NXi Upgrade – Optional Equipment

Part Number Description List Price
010-01217-03 GTXTM 345R, Standard Kit, G1000 $4,995.00

1. FIS-B weather is available in the U.S. only
2. All legacy G1000 equipment removed from the aircraft must be in good functional condition and returned to Garmin to be eligible for trade-in credit
3. Price does not include $3,000 trade-in credit from Garmin. All original G1000 equipment removed from the aircraft must be returned to Garmin to be eligible for trade-in credit, with the exception of GTX 33 (if removed).

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Aviation’s TBM NXi upgrade incentive program