2017 Apr 13 By Stefano Mavilio 0 comment

The P2012 Traveller is designed around a flexible, intuitive and low pilot workload demanding cabin with comfortable access for a second pilot when required.

The avionic suite is based on the latest generation Garmin G1000 Nxi, composed of two 10-inch PFDs and a single central 12-inch MFD. Remote redundant AHRS and ADC (inertial and air data units) provide the main flight and attitude information, whilst a third back-up is provided by a small, vertical layout MD-302 (Mid-Continent). 

Communications and navigation are based on dual remote units which provide selectable data on the cockpit screens. An optionally provided Flight Management Optional system keyboard (FMS) allows immediate and comfortable insertion of frequencies and waypoints, while another optionally provided Garmin Flight Stream device allows an immediate and wireless link between flight suite and portable devices such as tablets or smartphones for immediate introduction of flight plans, waypoints, routes, frequencies etc.

A remote unit transponder, mode-S, is provided as standard with ADSB-OUT, ADSB-IN, FIS-B to match the incoming future General Aviation requirements for navigation and traffic awareness.

Dual standard heated pitot probes enhance the flight safety in all phases, supporting flight especially during single-pilot operations.

A single, latest generation Garmin GMA 350C audio panel, manages the ATC and internal communications with several novelties such as 3D audio and separation of pilot/co-pilot communication channels (split function). 

The standard avionic suite is then completed by the latest generation Garmin-manufactured Automatic Flight Control System, with three axes of operations and provided with a yaw damper (selectable also when A/P is OFF). A/P mode controller, installed in the top of cabin cockpit, allows immediate interaction via dedicated push buttons and rotary wheels.

Engine monitoring is fully integrated inside the avionic suite screens and allows a management of power, with significant fully automatic mixture control (absence of related lever and always guarantees the best fuel/air ratio for every single cylinder). 

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