The glorious thing about software-driven cockpit systems is that they can be renewed and revamped just by plugging in new software updates. I don’t mean database updates telling you there is a new airport available. I mean remapping of so-called “soft” keys and whole new features that the system couldn’t do before. A pushbutton that once meant “Direct” may now mean “New Flight Plan.” If you own the airplane it is less of a problem, but if you rent, you might want to ask an instructor if there are any new tricks in the system if you haven’t rented in six weeks or so.
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