LifeStyle Delivers First Diamond DA62 with G1000 NXi to the US Market

LifeStyle Aviation announced it has delivered the first Diamond DA62 aircraft with the all new Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck to the US market.  The Diamond DA62 NXi is an all new modern 7 place “SUV of the Skies” featuring twin Jet-Fuel burning piston engines, all carbon fiber construction and now the latest major advancements from Garmin with the new G1000 NXi flight deck.

“The new Garmin NXi represents next generation avionics capabilities that pilots have been asking for,” said John Armstrong, Founder of LifeStyle Aviation.

“We are thrilled to bring this state-of-the-art technology to market. All new Diamond Aircraft will be produced with the NXi panel going forward, so we look forward to helping our clients experience these exciting advancements,” added Armstrong. 

Watch Our Video Showcasing the DA62 with G1000 NXi 


G1000 NXi Introduction

In 2004, the Diamond DA40 was the launch platform for the all new Garmin G1000 flight deck. The G1000 was a “clean sheet design” with the goal of being the ultimate 21st-century avionics suite.

Indeed the G1000 became the standard and all of the modern general aviation aircraft manufacturers standardized on this innovative platform. Garmin added the digital autopilot in 2007, WAAS and SVT in 2008 and ESP in later years. The all new G1000 NXi was introduced in early 2017 (see announcement) and represents the next generation of this popular flight deck. The previous G1000 panel has been discontinued and all OEM’s will be moving to this next level panel over time. 

NXi Next Generation Performance

Significant performance enhancements provide faster start-up and rendering. This results in a dramatically improved user experience which saves valuable time in the cockpit. The displays initialize within seconds after start-up, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more.

Smooth panning and fast animations make it more intuitive and enjoyable to use while brighter screens make use in any light levels and by pilots with varying levels of vision even easier. 

DA62 G1000

Modern Design

The G1000 NXi system also incorporates contemporary animations, modernized design for improved readability and new LED backlighting, offering increased display brightness and clarity, reduced power consumption, as well as improved dimming performance.

DA62 controls

The new Simplified Database Updates means pilots only have to deal with one data card and new wireless options can be considered with the optional FlightStream. Aircraft maintenance personnel also enjoy faster system software upgrades and streamlined equipment replacement. 

New Features

Display of VFR and IFR Charts eliminates the need for an auxiliary device to check airspace or routing

The Animated Weather Display makes weather decisions easy allowing pilots to navigate with confidence

The new Map Overlay on the HSI provides a wealth of additional information on the Primary Flight Display, reducing a pilot’s instrument scan and making IFR flight safer and more comfortable.

G1000 SVT

The all new Vertical Profile View provides unprecedented safety and convenience for all phases of flight.

The Radio Frequency Identification feature provides confirmation at a glance that the correct frequency is selected, enhancing convenience and usability.

Fully Coupled Missed Approaches now means the GFC700 autopilot can execute the entire approach and missed approach sequence providing an unprecedented level of confidence and comfort in low IFR conditions. 

Enhanced Safety

The Electronic Stability Protection (ESP) works even while the autopilot is turned off providing an envelope of protection so in the case of an unexpected in-flight upset the aircraft will keep the aircraft in control dramatically enhancing overall safety and comfort of pilots and passengers.

G1000 NXi equipped aircraft are ADS-B compliant and support the display of various ADS-B In benefits, including traffic and subscription-free weather.

Exclusive traffic features such as Garmin’s patented TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic further enhance the traffic picture. TargetTrend provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles.

Additionally, pilots can now preview departure and arrival procedures on the MFD prior to loading and activating the procedures. 

Diamond DA62 Lineup


Garmin created the standard in modern digital flight decks and now after 13 years they introduced the next generation of the G1000. With major performance enhancements, a long list of new features and all major general aviation manufacturers rolling out this next generation platform, G1000 NXi is sure to make a very big impact in modern aviation. 

Next Generation G1000 NXi Benefits in New Diamond Aircraft:

  • Modern processors provide much faster boot times, screen redraws
  • Enhanced screens are much brighter and clearer, with improved fonts for greater legibility
  • Radio ID helps selection of the proper frequency for radio calls
  • IFR/VFR chart display now eliminates the impulse to refer to an iPad for navigation
  • Animated display of NEXRAD weather shows direction of precipitation making weather decisions easy
  • Visual Approach feature now provides precision approach guidance even for VFR operations
  • MFD vertical profile view shows ground topography, winds aloft, and vertical approach profile for enhanced safety
  • PFD HSI display of terrain, weather, and traffic for greater situational awareness and reduced workload when flying approaches
  • International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) temperature complements outside air temperature (OAT) display
  • Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP) helps prevent pitch and roll excursions, overspeed and underspeed conditions, and permits flying autopilot fully-coupled missed approaches
  • Easier switching between Garmin FliteCharts and optional Jeppesen ChartView approach charts
  • Simplified database management using a single MFD SD card
  • Optional FlightStream 510 for wireless flight plan synchronization, traffic, weather, GPS position, AHARS, music selection, and database updates from an iPad running Foreflight or Garmin Pilot 

Since new G1000 aircraft will now be distinctly different than their recent late model cousins, it will cause every modern aircraft buyer to pause and learn about the new capabilities and features to understand the difference and weigh its value. LIfeStyle Aviation has led the way in sales of the Diamond DA62 aircraft. Now, LifeStyle Aviation sold and delivered the very first Diamond DA62 NXi aircraft for the US Market.  LifeStyle Aviation is now offering client’s access to this new platform for flight experiences.

LIfeStyle Aviation has led the way in sales of the Diamond DA62 aircraft. Now, LifeStyle Aviation sold and delivered the very first Diamond DA62 NXi aircraft for the US Market.  LifeStyle Aviation is now offering client’s access to this new platform for flight experiences.

LifeStyle now offers the ultimate broad lineup of single and twin engine high-tech “modern magic carpets.” From the FADEC controlled diesel engines that sip Jet-A, to ultra-safe carbon fiber airframes that defy safety statistics, to twin-engine all-weather aircraft that burn less than traditional singles while carrying the whole family, all now adorned with the ultimate Garmin flight deck AND with current liberal tax writed off laws in place it means there has never been a better time to buy a new general aviation aircraft. 

Contact LifeStyle Aviation for more information or to arrange your flight experience.


LifeStyle Aviation

LifeStyle Aviation logoLifeStyle Aviation specializes in the marketing and sale of modern personal aircraft with Diamond Aircraft being one of the company’s popular brands. LifeStyle is a leading seller of new and used Diamonds in North America and also delivers aircraft worldwide. LifeStyle has invested in being the leading provider of diesel single and twin engine Jet-A piston aircraft including the DA40 NGDA42, and the all new DA62.

LifeStyle Aviation created the LifeStyle Aviation Network that includes flight centers, aircraft brokers, affiliates and international partners to create a productive, pooled source for buying and selling modern aircraft, learning to fly, accessing shared ownership programs and transitioning from entry-level aircraft to advanced high-performance planes. The LifeStyle Aviation Network offers a wide range of quality, modern aircraft from Diamond, Piper, Mooney, Cessna, Cirrus and more. (see:

For nearly a decade LifeStyle Aviation has been a Diamond Regional Distribution Center (DRDC) offering new DA20 trainers, popular DA40 gas and Jet Fuel burning aircraft plus the Jet Fuel burning DA42 and the new seven place DA62 twin. LifeStyle Aviation coordinates the ongoing development of the LifeStyle Aviation Network and its Partner Flight Centers. LifeStyle Aviation is also the creator of the unique DiamondShare program ( that provides attractive shared access to modern aircraft allowing people to justify the plane of their dreams and “Make the Dollars Make Sense”.

LifeStyle Delivers First Diamond DA62 with G1000 NXi to the US Market
LifeStyle Aviation June 20, 2017
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