September 26, 2023

Elevating Flight Excellence: Jackson Jet Center Transforms PC-12 Aircraft with State-of-the-Art Garmin Upgrades

Jackson Jet Center has unveiled a leap into the future of aviation by spearheading a transformation of their PC-12 aircraft. The center’s expert Maintenance team, renowned for their prowess in aircraft enhancement, has successfully integrated cutting-edge Garmin upgrades that not only modernize the aircraft but also deliver a new era of safety, efficiency, and in-flight convenience.

Nathan Allred, the Maintenance Manager at Jackson Jet Center, shared insights into the significance of this upgrade endeavor. With a focus on securing the aircraft’s longevity in a rapidly advancing aviation landscape.  According to Allred, “We’re truly modernizing the aircraft. The legacy equipment of the PC-12 is reaching its end, and we’re taking proactive steps to enhance its value, performance, and reliability.”

At the heart of this remarkable upgrade lies the G600 TXi flight displays from Garmin. More than just displays, these advanced systems serve as comprehensive information hubs, providing pilots with real-time access to crucial data such as weather patterns, air traffic updates, terrain profiles, and much more. Whether gazing at the Primary Flight Display (PFD) or engaging with the HSI-mapping and Multi-Function Display (MFD) functions, pilots are empowered with unprecedented awareness across all flight conditions. The intuitive touchscreen controls or responsive dual-concentric knobs ensure an effortless and efficient interaction, even when encountering challenging weather conditions.

“The G600 TXi flight displays stand out as a pinnacle of innovation,” Allred emphasized. “These displays transcend their conventional roles, revolutionizing situational awareness and fostering a new level of in-flight safety.”

The advantages of this comprehensive upgrade are both practical and profound. The aircraft’s useful load receives a substantial boost, gaining an additional 200 pounds of capacity to accommodate diverse mission requirements. Beyond the technical enhancements, the streamlined panel configuration imparts a clean, contemporary aesthetic that resonates with the aircraft’s newfound technological prowess.

Allred elaborated, “The streamlined panel design not only exudes modernity but also contributes to improved performance. Plus, the increased useful load is a testament to the upgrade’s substantial impact.”

However, the upgrade’s benefits extend far beyond aesthetics and operational enhancements. Maintenance costs are notably reduced due to the consolidation of systems and a transition to the latest technology, fostering a more efficient and streamlined maintenance process. The overarching theme of operational efficiency underscores Jackson Jet Center’s commitment to delivering high-quality service that is not only technologically advanced but also cost-effective.

Furthermore, the upgrade addresses the practical concerns of pilots by integrating diverse functionalities into a singular system. Gone are the days of toggling between various devices for critical information. With the Garmin system’s holistic integration, pilots can focus their energies on the art of flying while the technology ensures seamless access to weather updates, air traffic control communications, and more. 

The G600 TXi also interfaces nicely with several autopilots. This allows for enhanced safety, with corrective technology. Paired with the GFC 600 Autopilot, the aircraft can fly complete ILS approaches. 

“Say goodbye to device juggling,” Allred stated with conviction. “The new system encompasses all the essentials, from weather data to air traffic control, making life simpler for our pilots and yours.”

Beyond these already notable advancements, the upgrade introduces dynamic engine monitoring adjustments and a sophisticated load-shedding system to enhance emergency preparedness. The automation within the upgraded system liberates pilots from certain manual tasks, allowing them to fully concentrate on their primary responsibilities.

As this transformative project unfolds, Jackson Jet Center’s Maintenance team has become the vanguard of aviation innovation. With their accomplishment resonating, it’s evident that their expertise extends far beyond the hangar doors. As Nathan Allred’s voice reverberates through the air, the message is crystal clear: Jackson Jet Center not only elevates their own fleet but also invites fellow aviators to join them on this transformative journey. The Maintenance team stands ready to usher customer aircraft into the new era of aviation excellence. The skies have never been more inviting, and the opportunity to soar with the future is now.

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Jackson Jet Center Maintenance Department at (208) 870-2850 or via email at

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