The Department of Aviation's five new turboprop Gulfsteam American G1000s (effectively Aero Commander
695As), were ordered in 1983 with an advanced avionic suite that included Collins Pro-Line Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) displays. These were some of the first EFIS displays in general aviation in Australia at the time and continuing the long-standing Departmental policy of adopting leading technology in its own aircraft fleet. Note that only the primary flight and navigation displays were electronic - the remaining instruments were all of the conventional analogue type. The photos on this page actually show the sixth aircraft, VH-LTM, a slightly heavier weight G1200.