Garmin G3000--Two Words: Touch Screens

Consumer electronic gadgets have proved the popularity of an intuitive touch screen interface, and now that experience is available in Garmin’s G3000 system for light jets and turbo-props. Clunky buttons, switches, and dials are replaced by sleek icons and menus that streamline cockpit operations. High-resolution screens provide all the information pilots need, including “synthetic vision” views of the world outside even when it’s dark or cloudy. The system should be fully certified and ready to install in factory-new aircraft by the second half of 2011. Both Piper Aircraft and HondaJet promise to include the G3000 in the new light jets they are developing. (www.garmin.com)

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