Epic Aircraft today announced it has received FAA Type Certification (TC) for its E1000 GX model, which is the next generation of its award winning Epic E1000.
The new E1000 GX is equipped with the Garmin GFCTM 700 Automated Flight Control System and the Hartzell 5-Blade Composite Propeller, offering improved performance, safety, comfort and versatility.
“The Garmin GFCTM 700 is a truly superior product, offering full integration with our G1000 NXi-equipped flight deck, along with impeccable ease of use and advanced safety features,” commented Epic CEO, Doug King.
“It’s a perfect upgrade to our world-class line of E1000 aircraft.”
The Garmin GFCTM 700 is an advanced Attitude & Heading Reference System (AHRS)-based flight control system, providing flight director, autopilot, yaw damper, automatic trim capabilities, emergency descent protection, coupled go around and more, all intended to inspire confidence and ensure safe, smooth flight operations.
“We are also seeing benefits from the Hartzell 5-blade, including improved speed, climb, range, payload and takeoff performance,” added King.
“Plus, we are experiencing quieter operations inside and outside the cabin.”
The Hartzell 5-blade propeller provides stronger, composite resin-injected blades that allow for a thinner, wider airfoil which optimizes flight performance, offering faster takeoff acceleration and enhanced speed, versatility and comfort.