The Garmin G1000 made its debut in turbine aircraft at the 2002 NBAA Convention when Russ Meyer Jr., then chairman and CEO of Cessna Aircraft, announced that the system had been chosen for the Citation Mustang, the Wichita firm’s new entry-level light jet. The G1000 was smaller in size, lighter in weight and more powerful than any previous avionics suite in its price range. When potential customers peered inside the Mustang’s cockpit, they discovered that Garmin had moved ...

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