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Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by TwinStarScott » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:25 pm

CFI Dave just posted some related news to this thread and it makes for some interesting reading: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6689

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by TimS » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:57 pm

Colin wrote:I paid about $16k for the WAAS upgrade. I think it was over $20k last time someone mentioned it. But I don't think you can do it anymore.
I know for the G1000 planes, WAAS upgrades are no longer generally available. Garmin does not sell the parts, they are keeping what inventory they have left to support the existing fleet was the impression I was left with. Garmin actually announced this a couple years ago to the OEMs.
There was a shop in England who was selling the complete kit/install for some crazy number like 50,000 Euro when I started this thread. I no longer have the notes, since I decided against a G1000 non-waas plane.

Tim

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by Colin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:26 pm

I paid about $16k for the WAAS upgrade. I think it was over $20k last time someone mentioned it. But I don't think you can do it anymore.

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by vontresc » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:27 pm

We own a legacy non-WAAS Da-40 (w KAP-140). Just out of curiosity, what was the approximate price tag for the WAAS upgrade? Was it just installing a pair of GIA63Ws? That would seem relatively simple.

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by TwinStarScott » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:59 pm

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Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by ememic99 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:04 pm

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Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by pietromarx » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:12 am

Sandy wrote:
pettromarx wrote,
There was a decade window to upgrade the GIA-63s to GIA-63Ws
That was all well and good for those who knew, in advance, that there was a "window" and that it would be closing. I did not know anything about that until the window closed before I knew there was one.

Sandy
Yeah ... totally understand. Not exactly good corporate communications with high-value customers.

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by Sandy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:03 am

pettromarx wrote,
There was a decade window to upgrade the GIA-63s to GIA-63Ws
That was all well and good for those who knew, in advance, that there was a "window" and that it would be closing. I did not know anything about that until the window closed before I knew there was one.

Sandy

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by pietromarx » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Sandy wrote:Does anyone know why the new GIA64 was not made to be downward compatible with existing G1000 units?
It is likely to be both and protocol compatible with the existing units. That said, Garmin may not taken it through a certification process for use with older software. Given that they're repairing older units and that the newer NXi displays are compatible with the older GIA-63/W units, there wouldn't be much point. There was a decade window to upgrade the GIA-63s to GIA-63Ws and I doubt that the corp strat folks at Garmin would be able to make a different economic decision.

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

by Sandy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Does anyone know why the new GIA64 was not made to be downward compatible with existing G1000 units?

Sandy

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