NBAA Convention News

Piper Adds Garmin G3000 Updates to M600 SLS Flight Deck

 - October 19, 2022, 6:30 AM
Piper Aircraft is showcasing the latest evolution of Garmin software in its flagship M600 SLS aircraft at the NBAA-BACE convention in Orlando, Florida this week. (Photo: Piper Aircraft)

General aviation airframer Piper Aircraft (Booth 4886, Static AD_409) has incorporated the latest updates to the Garmin G3000 avionics suite aboard its M600 SLS. The SLS (short for "safety, luxury, and support") is on display this week during NBAA-BACE 2022 at Orlando Executive Airport.

According to Piper, the new software upgrades bring enhancements to the aircraft’s synthetic vision system, weather radar, navigation, flight planning, checklists, and the SafeTaxi diagrams that help pilots more easily navigate airports.

One of the most notable upgrades is the new 3D SafeTaxi, which provides pilots with additional situational awareness on the ground using 3D indicators on the map to depict objects such as airport markers and buildings. A new taxiway routing guidance system has also been added to the SafeTaxi software to further increase pilot awareness. This routing guidance system uses an aircraft’s GPS location and predetermined taxi routes to show the route on the display. The avionics display now also shows a 3D rendering of the aircraft. 

“Bringing the latest avionics innovations to the G3000-equipped M600/SLS reaffirms our commitment to safety and remaining at the forefront of general aviation technology for all of our customers,” said Piper v-p of sales, marketing, and customer support Ron Gunnarson.

Piper’s M600 SLS is the first general aviation aircraft certified with Garmin Autoland technology, which is part of the aircraft manufacturer's Halo safety system. The Vero Beach, Florida-based company is also showcasing its M350 and Archer LX at the NBAA show.