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Garmin OnePak: All Your Database Needs, One Simple Solution

It’s finally complete. Your perfect airplane now has the
perfect panel. Those dual Garmin GPS navigators and flight displays you’ve
always wanted are installed, plus an aera series portable navigator to help
with flight planning and added cockpit situational awareness. These products
feature sophisticated data ranging from navigation data, charts, airport
diagrams, obstacles, terrain and more. For those flying IFR regularly, the FAA
requires a product’s navigation data to be updated every 28 days. For SafeTaxi,
obstacles and terrain databases, updates are available every 56 days. We’ve
created annual subscription packages for the US and Canada — known as OnePaks —
to more conveniently and affordably satisfy a single aircraft’s entire database
needs.

Database Concierge feature available with Flight Stream 510.

One aircraft. One
database package. One cost-effective price.

Our OnePak annual subscriptions offer significant savings for
an aircraft equipped with multiple Garmin products. For one annual price,
databases within OnePak subscriptions can be downloaded to multiple Garmin
avionics and one qualifying portable in a single aircraft. These databases
include the Garmin Navigation Database, AOPA Airport Directory, IFR enroute
charts, VFR sectional charts, Obstacles, SafeTaxi, Terrain and Basemap for
compatible products. OnePaks are compatible with the following flight decks,
flight displays, avionics, and portables:

  • GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators
  • GNX 375/GPS 175 touchscreen navigators
  • GNS 430/530 navigators
  • G500/G600/G500H and TXi series glass flight
    displays
  • G1000 NXi, G1000, G2000, G3000 and
    G5000 integrated flight decks
  • G3X, G3X Touch and G900X glass flight
    displays
  • aera 500/660/795/796 GPS portables
  • GPSMAP 696/695 GPS portables

OnePak database subscriptions start at $649 and include a
Garmin Pilot Premium upgrade.

Wireless updates with
Database Concierge

Additionally, for aircraft with GTN 650/750 and GNX 375/GPS
175 series touchscreen navigators or select aircraft equipped with G1000 NXi,
our Flight Stream 510 can offer another level of convenience for updating
databases. Flight Stream 510 is a small, patented multimedia card enabled with
Wi-Fi and BLUETOOTH technology that enables communication between GTN 650/750 and
GNX 375/GPS 175 series navigators or G1000 NXi, and two compatible Apple or
Android mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. Operators can simply download
new databases via Garmin Pilot on a mobile device, then wirelessly upload them
directly to the GTN 650/750, GNX 375/GPS 175 or G1000 NXi in the cockpit.

For more information about our OnePak database solutions, and to find out which best suits your needs, visit flygarmin.com.

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New Upgrades for G1000 NXi-Equipped King Air Aircraft

We are pleased to announce new features and upgrades available for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck in the King Air 200/250/300/350 series aircraft.

A new, Bluetooth-enabled
audio panel for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck in the King Air offers an
expanded feature set alongside innovative sound quality. Home theater-like
music effects add to the rich audio characteristics provided by the audio panel,
allowing pilots to select bass boost levels, as well as equalizer effects,
including rock, classical and pop. Advanced auto squelch automatically adapts
to the noise level within the cockpit and allows for natural conversation
through headsets. It includes a six-place stereo intercom and support for up to
three stereo music inputs. Split-COMM mode allows the pilot and co-pilot to
broadcast independently on two separate frequencies and contains dedicated
pilot and co-pilot music and intercom volume control knobs. Additionally, a
built-in digital clearance recorder can record up to 60 seconds of selected
COMM radio transmissions so pilots can easily play back difficult clearances.

The first to introduce 3D Audio, we have incorporated 3D audio processing into the audio panel. With stereo headsets, incoming audio is spatially separated to reflect how people naturally process sound and conversation by differentiating audio sources by their unique locations or seat position. For example, sound from COMM 1 will come from the left, whereas sound from COMM 2 will sound as though it’s coming from the right. Using stereo headsets, listen to a demonstration of 3D Audio here: http://www.garmin.com/us/explore/intheair/how-does-3d-audio-work/

As a standard feature of the audio
panel, pilots can connect a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth to easily make
or receive phone calls, stream audio entertainment or wirelessly connect to
select Garmin HD action cameras. Offering a seamless upgrade path, pilots and
aircraft owners can easily upgrade (or select as an option with a new G1000 NXi
installation) to the new audio panel as its slide-in replaceable and only
requires minor wiring modifications.

The GWX 75 weather radar is
also compatible with the latest upgrade for G1000 NXi-equipped King Air
aircraft, which offers exceptional range and a new, enhanced color palette that
features four-times more color contouring than traditional weather radars on
the market. The Doppler-based, solid-state GWX 75 offers a range of 320
nautical miles, horizontal scan angles of up to 120 degrees and to focus on an
area of interest, pilot-adjustable sector scanning. The GWX 75 also retains vertical
scan capabilities, which allows the pilot to focus on storm tops, gradients and
storm cell build-up at various altitudes. Optional features such as
Doppler-enabled turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression are also
available with the GWX 75.

New split-screen MFD views available on Garmin G1000 NXi for King Air.

Also included as part of this
upgrade:

  • Split-screen view is available on the MFD,
    offering a simultaneous view of maps, charts, checklists, flight plans and more
    on a single screen. 
  • Pilots can view decoded Terminal Aerodrome
    Forecasts (TAF’s) on the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function
    displays (MFD).

For current King Air
owners and operators, the latest features are available immediately from select
Garmin Authorized Dealers as a free upgrade (installation and hardware charges
may apply). Optional equipment upgrades are also currently available. King Air
owners and operators may contact a Garmin Authorized Dealer for pricing
information. For more details regarding the G1000 upgrade for the King Air
series aircraft, contact Scott Frye at (913)-440-2412. For additional
information, visit: www.garmin.com/kingair.

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Terminal Safety Solutions: Extended Runway Centerlines

The more you know — an overused saying and even more overused internet meme. But it still holds a lot of truth. In an age where information is at an all-time high, thanks largely to advances in technology, we have the opportunity to know more and be more confident, especially in the cockpit. Sometimes what we consider to be the slightest details can have the greatest impacts. Take for example our extended runway centerlines feature available within Garmin Pilot, GTN 750/650 series navigators, G3X Touch and aera 660/796. It’s only a small part of these products’ overall capabilities, but it’s designed to help ensure pilots are aligned with the proper runway.

Why it’s important

The FAA has labeled wrong-surface events as one of their top priorities for aviation safety. What is a wrong-surface event? According to the FAA, it’s when an aircraft lands or departs, or tries to land or depart, on the wrong runway or on a taxiway. Or even if an aircraft tries to land or takeoff at the wrong airport! Airports are growing in size and complexity, often with a network of parallel runways, and taxiways that could be interpreted as runways.

Garmin G3X Touch extended runway centerlines

Our extended runway centerlines feature is as simple as it
sounds — it can automatically provide pilots with an extended view of the
runway’s approach path from miles away. When setting up for final, it’s a quick
and easy way to help ensure that you’re aligned with the proper runway.

Different styles for
different pilots

We’ve created several pilot-selectable options to help tailor
our extended runway centerlines to each pilot’s preferred style. The feature’s
zoom levels can range from 200 feet up to five nautical miles on the moving
map. And different display styles are available from a feathered arrow to dashed
lines and chevrons. If desired, the feature can be disabled easily within the product
settings.

In this case, the more
you know
means added situational awareness and useful information in the
cockpit, even if it is as simple as a single feature within a pilot app. Get
added confidence that you’re lined up with the runway, or airport, you’re
intended for.

Garmin GTN 750 extended runway centerlines

To learn more about Garmin Pilot and its features, visit our website. Also, be sure to check out our other Terminal Safety Solutions designed to enhance situation awareness in the airport environment, including SafeTaxi, SurfaceWatch and Visual Approach Guidance.

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Garmin Celebrates First Flight of G3000 in a Supersonic Tactical Aircraft

Tactical Air Support, Inc. (Tactical Air) has completed the maiden flight of a Garmin integrated flight deck in a supersonic F-5 fighter aircraft. In just under six months, Tactical Air completed the engineering design, installation and first flight with the G3000 integrated flight deck and dual Garmin touchscreen controllers (GTCs). The G3000 in the F-5 is expected to be ready to perform adversary training for the U.S. Navy in Q2 2019. This commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Garmin solution allows Tactical Air to take advantage of reduced development time, lower life-cycle costs and reduced operational costs, through highly reliable state-of-the-art designs.

“The maiden flight of the G3000-equipped F-5 is a significant
achievement as it is a testament to the rapid implementation time and
flexibility afforded by a Garmin integrated flight deck,” said Carl Wolf, vice
president of aviation sales and marketing. “In just under six months, Tactical
Air was able to complete the engineering design, installation and achieve first
flight. Through their hard work, dedication and our strong relationship
together, we’re thrilled that they’re already in the air with the Garmin G3000
in this iconic aircraft. I am confident that the Tactical Air pilots will enjoy
flying behind Garmin glass.”

Garmin G3000

The F-5 is a
supersonic, multi-role tactical fighter and attack aircraft that in this role
will provide air-to-air combat training, close-air support training, tactics
development and evaluation support. The upgraded   F-5 used by Tactical Air will be used in an aggressor
training role and the G3000 will transform the entire fleet of Tactical Air F-5’s
with sensor and system capabilities similar to current fighter aircraft.

“The first
flight of the F-5 was flawless and achieved the main objective of verifying
Pilot Vehicle Interface (PVI) of aircraft systems, displays, controls and the
new Caution/Advisory System (CAS). The PVI and CAS, when combined with the
G3000, results in a more capable fighter aircraft,” said Ken Hamm, Tactical Air
chief test pilot. “As
a career test pilot with over 7,000 flight hours, I have flown aircraft from
the simplest to the space shuttle. Without a doubt, I can say the F-5 cockpit
is one of the most capable and flexible of all.”

The modular
G3000 integrated flight deck boasts a large and vibrant, high-resolution flight
display that seamlessly interfaces to the F-5’s existing mission computer,
enabling advanced mapping, tactical radio capabilities, radar display and more.
The bezel keys, GTCs and L3 ForceX mission system serve as the pilot
interface to the flight display, and the touchscreen controllers are designed so
pilots can use gloves in the cockpit. The G3000 has an open architecture that
enables seamless mission computer, sensors and systems interface and easily
facilitates future upgrades without impacting the avionics.

The
NVG-compatible G3000 contains modern, state-of-the-art synthetic vision
technology (SVT™) that blends an out-the-window view of surroundings on the
primary flight display, which is particularly helpful during nighttime and in mountainous
environments. The G3000 also has global capabilities for communication,
navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM). Additional
features within the G3000 integrated flight deck on the F-5 include, Terrain
Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), global Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather, as well as video interfaces.

Through its expansive
dealer network and award-winning aviation support team, Garmin is renowned for
its unrivaled global service network, offering complete life-cycle support.
Field service engineers are strategically located throughout the globe to
support any mission. Garmin also has a full range of training solutions,
including computer-based training, instructor-led training and full-motion
simulator compatibility. For additional information regarding Garmin’s defense,
commercial or business aviation solutions, visit www.garmin.com/aviation.

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Garmin Demonstrates Datalink Weather Broadcast for Pilots in Germany

The Garmin aviation team has expanded the availability of datalink weather through a technology demonstration in Friedrichshafen, Germany (EDNY). Using a ground-based Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) that is comprised of Garmin hardware at the EDNY airport, weather information is broadcast and received by aircraft equipped with select Garmin ADS-B In products and displayed on Garmin avionics and portables. For appropriately equipped aircraft, there is no additional cost to receive weather information during this evaluation period, which is expected to end in Q4 of 2019.

“Based on the success of datalink weather in the United States, we are
excited to demonstrate affordable datalink weather in Germany and look forward
to evaluating the feasibility of this technology in Europe,” said Carl Wolf,
vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We would like to extend our
appreciation to the German licensing agencies, as well as airplus maintenance for
hosting the station and embracing this technology as we collectively aim to
provide pilots with better tools that can aid and improve in-flight
decision-making.”  

Today, pilots operating within the vicinity of the Friedrichshafen
airport with compatible ADS-B In receivers have access to new datalink weather
products in Europe. Weather products accessible through this ground station
include, radar imagery, METARs, TAFs, lightning, icing and winds aloft. Pilots
can expect to receive weather up to 50 nautical miles away from the ground
station located at EDNY and weather products will display within a 250 nautical
mile coverage area. Reception is also dependent upon line of sight. Through
this, Garmin aims to demonstrate the advantages of widely available datalink
weather for aircraft operators in Europe.

Datalink weather information is now available at Friedrichshafen, Germany through a technology demonstration expected to end in Q4 2019.

“AOPA Germany welcomes Garmin’s efforts in Europe. It is obvious that
safety in General Aviation should increase if pilots have access to weather
information in their cockpits. We know that it has been a significant effort to
work in cooperation with the authorities to make the frequencies available, and
Garmin has done a great job of explaining the safety case behind it and has
succeeded,” said Dr. Michael Erb, senior vice president, AOPA Europe. “We are
convinced that the results of the datalink weather demonstration will be
positive and that it can serve as a good justification for bringing in-flight
weather, as well as traffic and AIS information, into all GA cockpits in
Europe.”

Currently, the system architecture leverages the US-defined FIS-B datalink using UAT technology. Garmin has flight tested the reception of these weather products in a Cessna 182 equipped with a GTX 345 ADS-B transponder, GTN 650/750 navigators, G500 TXi flight display, aera 660/795/796 GPS portables, the GDL 50 portable ADS-B receiver and the Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices. Garmin expects compatibility with additional UAT-based receivers and displays.

These datalink weather products are available immediately for pilots
operating in the vicinity of the Friedrichshafen airport in Germany. Pilots who
fly into AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany (April 10-13, 2019) and use the new
datalink weather products are encouraged to provide feedback at the Garmin
exhibit (Hall A6). Pilots can also submit feedback via this website: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/forms/UATfeedback/. Garmin is also hosting a press conference at AERO Friedrichshafen on
Thursday, April 11th at 16:00 local in Conference Center West,
Room Schweiz. For additional information regarding Garmin datalink products,
visit www.garmin.com/aviation.  

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Garmin TeamX Brings New FIS-B Weather Products to G3X Touch, aera 660 and aera 795/796

Our TeamX experimental avionics group introduced new Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather capabilities to several popular Garmin products. These capabilities are available through the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) ADS-B ground station network in the United States. Pilots can now access this new weather information on the G3X Touch flight display for experimental aircraft and the aera 660 and aera 795/796 portables using Garmin receivers that support ADS-B In.  

The introduction of the new FIS-B weather products give pilots additional tools to better interpret the broader weather picture. These new products include lightning, turbulence, icing (current and forecast) and cloud tops. With at least one ADS-B ground station in view while in-flight or on the ground, pilots can easily access and receive beneficial weather in the cockpit within the U.S.  

Garmin aera 660 featuring new FIS-B icing information.

Garmin ADS-B products are currently capable of receiving these new
services. These products include the GTX 345, GDL 88, GDL 84, GDL 52,
GDL 50, GDL 39 3D and GDL 39. Compatibility is also extended to include all
remote-mount Garmin ADS-B In receivers. These ADS-B In receivers do not require
a software update in order to receive the new weather products.

In addition
to the G3X Touch for experimental aircraft, aera 660 and aera 795/796
compatibility today, the Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices can also
receive and display these new FIS-B weather products.

To learn more about our latest products and features, visit our website at garmin.com/aviation and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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2019 Airshow Guide: SUN ‘n FUN and AERO Friedrichshafen

As the first signs of spring begin to emerge from winter in the U.S., we’re reminded that the annual aviation fly-in, airshow and exhibition season follows not too far behind. The longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures mean more flying, and more importantly, more aviation events. We’re kicking off the 2019 season at SUN ’n FUN in Lakeland, Florida, and AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany.

SUN n FUN International Fly-In and Expo — April
2-7, 2019

The largest annual convention in Florida and second-largest
event of its kind in the world — SUN ’n FUN means airshow season has officially
arrived in the United States.

Our aviation team will be on hand showcasing everything our general aviation product line has to offer. Attendees can learn about our broad range of ADS-B solutions, upgrade solutions for certificated aircraft such as our new G3X Touch for certificated piston singles, GPS 175/GNX 375 navigators, TXi series flight displays and much more.

Garmin G3X Touch for certificated aircraft.

Plus, TeamX — our group of experimental aircraft engineers,
builders and pilots — will be highlighting the latest advancements to our line
of products for experimental/light sport aircraft, including G3X Touch.

During the show, our experts will be presenting daily seminars
(April 2-6). Located in tent N11 between Hangar D and the flight line, aircraft
owners, pilots and enthusiasts can learn about topics ranging from flying with
Garmin Pilot to a getting full avionics upgrade for their airplane.

Seminar Title Time
Autopilot Upgrades:GFC 600 and GFC 500 9:30 a.m.
Upgrading Avionics:G600 TXi/G500 TXi and GTN 750/650
series
10:00 a.m.
ADS-B Solutions: GTX 335/345 series, GDL 82 and more 10:45 a.m.
Low-cost Upgrades for Certificated Aircraft:
G5, GTX 345, GMA 345, GNC/GTR and more
11:15 a.m.
Avionics for Experimental Aircraft: From G5 to G3X
Touch
12:15 p.m.
Flying with iPad and Android Tablets: Plan, File, Fly, Log
with Garmin Pilot
1:00 p.m.

Visit us at our exhibit in Hangar D at the show!

AERO Friedrichshafen
— April 10-13, 2019

After SUN ’n FUN, our U.S. team heads across the pond to
unite with our European team in Friedrichshafen, Germany, for one of the
leading general aviation conventions in Europe — AERO Friedrichshafen. The show
boasts conferences, seminars and the latest innovations within the industry.

Garmin GNX 375 Navigator with ADS-B In/Out transponder.

We will be showcasing many of the same avionics solutions, including GFC 500 and GFC 600 retrofit autopilots, TXi series and G3X Touch. Our experts will also be presenting seminars to educate attendees about these solutions (April 10-12), hosted behind the Garmin exhibit located in Hall A6.

Seminar Title Time
What’s New at Garmin(English) 10:00-
10:30
Upgrading Avionics: G600 TXi/G500 TXi and GTN 750/650
series (German)
10:45-
11:30
Low-cost Upgrades for Certificated Aircraft: G5, GTR 225,
GMA 345 and more (English)
11:45-
12:15
Avionics for Experimental Aircraft: From G5 to G3X Touch (English) 12:30-
13:15
Upgrading Avionics: G600 TXi/G500 TXi and GTN 750/650
series (English)
13:30-
14:15
Portables: From Wrist-worn Navigators to Handhelds
(English)
14:30-
15:15
Autopilot Upgrades:GFC 600 and GFC 500 (English) 15:30-
16:15
Flying with iPad and Android Tablets: Plan, File, Fly, Log
with Garmin Pilot (English)
16:30-
17:15
Low-cost Upgrades for Certificated Aircraft: G5, GTR 225,
GMA 345 and more (German)
17:15-
17:45

Be sure to visit with our team at any one of these upcoming
events, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news
and announcements!

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Garmin Introduces GTX 335D and GTX 345D ADS-B Diversity Transponders

We are excited to introduce the GTX 335D and GTX 345D, two diversity transponders that provide optimal Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out coverage and visibility while operating throughout the global airspace system. The GTX 335D offers ADS-B Out, while the GTX 345D provides ADS-B Out, as well as ADS-B In traffic and weather for display on compatible avionics and mobile devices. Remote-mount versions are also available. The GTX 335D/GTX 345D are intended for qualifying aircraft that may prefer or require a diversity solution, while also meeting or exceeding global ADS-B airspace requirements.

“The GTX 335D and GTX 345D are yet another example of our leadership
position within the ADS-B market as we continue to provide global solutions for
all segments of aviation,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and
marketing. “With more ADS-B solutions fielded than anyone else, Garmin is
committed to providing ADS-B upgrade options to aircraft owners around the
globe that address their operational needs, and with the GTX 345D, giving them
the option to receive ADS-B In benefits in the cockpit.”    

The GTX 335D/GTX 345D utilize two antennas
mounted on the top and bottom of the aircraft, providing superior operational
coverage. As opposed to having a single antenna that is mounted on the bottom
of the aircraft, diversity antennas help reduce antenna “shading” caused when
the aircraft turns or maneuvers. Diversity antennas also improve line-of-sight
visibility and allow the transponder to more robustly send and receive ADS-B
transmissions from other participating aircraft, further improving visibility
while operating throughout the global airspace system.

Select G1000, G1000 NXi and G3000-equipped aircraft have an elegant and simple path to incorporate a diversity transponder-based ADS-B solution using the GTX 335D/GTX 345D. A remote-mounted version of the GTX 335D or GTX 345D takes the place of the aircraft’s transponder and interfaces with the aircraft’s existing WAAS position source to meet ADS-B Out requirements. The GTX 345D is capable of displaying various ADS-B In benefits, including subscription free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather1 and ADS-B traffic on the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD). 

In addition to integrated flight deck compatibility, the GTX 335D/GTX 345D interface with a variety of other Garmin avionics, flight displays and mobile devices. These include the GTN 650/750 and GNS 430W/530W navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi/G700 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays, as well as the aera 796/795 and aera 660 portables. These transponders are also compatible with the Garmin Pilot, FltPlan Go and ForeFlight Mobile applications, as well as other third-party avionics. Display capabilities vary, visit the Garmin website for full compatibility details.

The GTX 345D unlocks more capabilities for pilots by displaying ADS-B traffic and FIS-B weather on compatible products in the cockpit. Exclusive features such as TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic further enhance the display of traffic within Garmin products. The GTX 345D also includes a dual-link ADS-B receiver that provides pilots with a complete picture of ADS-B equipped traffic. The GTX 345D may be integrated into the aircraft’s audio panel to provide ATC-like audible alerts, such as “Traffic: 10 O’Clock, same altitude, two miles” to help pilots keep their eyes outside the cockpit when looking for traffic. FIS-B weather products include NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs. New FIS-B weather products, including lightning, turbulence, icing (current and forecast) and cloud tops are currently capable of displaying on Garmin Pilot and the aera 660. Additional Garmin display compatibility with these new FIS-B weather products is expected later this year.

The GTX 335D and GTX 345D ADS-B transponders have received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and deliveries for select installations will begin next week. We will have an updated Aircraft Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in late Q2 2019 comprising of hundreds of aircraft makes and models. The GTX 335D and GTX 345D are available for a list price of $6,495 and $7,995 respectively. For additional information regarding the industry’s most comprehensive line of ADS‑B solutions, visit: www.garmin.com/ads-b.

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Garmin GPS 175 and GNX 375 — Compelling Navigators Offering WAAS/LPV Approaches and Optional ADS-B In/Out

We are excited to introduce our GPS 175 and GNX 375 GPS navigators with Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach capability. Pilots receive the benefits of high-integrity WAAS/SBAS GPS guidance in a compact, (6.25-inches wide by 2-inches tall) design that is both cost-effective and easy to incorporate into an existing avionics stack. The GPS 175 is a standalone certified IFR navigator with a vibrant, color touchscreen display packed with advanced features and capabilities including WAAS/LPV approaches. The GNX 375 has all of the capability of the GPS 175 and adds Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out, as well as dual-link ADS-B In via a built-in transponder. Intended for Class I/II aircraft that weigh 6,000 lbs./2,721 kg. or less, as well as experimental/amateur-built (EAB) aircraft, the GPS 175/GNX 375 have received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and are available immediately from Garmin Authorized Dealers for over 700 aircraft makes/models.

“Many aircraft have not been equipped with WAAS/LPV or ADS-B due to the
lack of a compelling value proposition for owners of these aircraft,” said Carl
Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The GPS 175 and GNX 375
offer WAAS/LPV approaches and optional ADS-B In/Out with an impressive array of
features, performance, and compelling value.”

Garmin GPS 175 with advanced terrain awareness.

Slim and unobtrusive, the GPS 175/GNX 375 include a WAAS/SBAS GPS that is
IFR approach-capable. A vibrant, colorful touchscreen display boasts a familiar
Garmin user experience that enables quick and intuitive entry of flight plan
information, while a dual concentric knob and dedicated home button offer added
versatility when interfacing with the touchscreen. Dedicated pages within the GPS 175
include a moving map, flight plan, nearest, procedures, waypoint information
and terrain pages, and the GNX 375 adds traffic and weather pages. The addition
of a dedicated direct-to button on the touchscreen offers quick access to direct
airport or waypoint navigation. Customizable data fields and short cuts on the
moving map to pilot-selectable pages such as the nearest airport allow for
quick, one-touch access to important information in-flight.     

Fully WAAS IFR-approach-capable, the GPS 175/GNX 375 give pilots the
benefit of flying LPV, Lateral Performance (LP), as well as all Area Navigation
(RNAV) approaches. Many approaches offer vertical approach guidance as low as
200-feet above ground level (AGL). Pilots can also leverage the touchscreen and
moving map to easily generate customized holding patterns over an existing fix
in the navigation database or a user-defined waypoint and easily insert it into
a flight plan. Visual approaches are also available within the GPS 175/GNX
375 and provide lateral and vertical approach guidance in visual flight
conditions. Visual approaches offer added assurance at unfamiliar airports or
in challenging environments to ensure the aircraft is aligned properly with the
correct runway, while also taking into consideration terrain and obstacle
avoidance.  

Garmin GPS 175 featuring SafeTaxi.

Designed to replace earlier-generation products such as the iconic GPS 150/155 series, the GX 50/55, as well as the KLN 89/90/94 series, aircraft owners won’t have to make significant panel modifications to accommodate the GPS 175/GNX 375. Aircraft owners can also retain many of their existing flight instruments, audio panels and many legacy CDI/EHSI indicators such as the KI 209, or easily pair it with a new or existing flight display like the G5 electronic flight instrument. Additional interface options include the G3X Touch flight display for experimental and certificated aircraft, the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots, as well as select third-party autopilots. Additionally, precise course deviation and roll steering outputs can be coupled to the GFC 500/GFC 600 autopilots and select third-party autopilots so procedures such as holds, radius-to-fix (RF) legs and missed approaches may be flown automatically.

Built-in Connext® cockpit connectivity gives pilots the benefits and efficiencies of a wireless cockpit, enabling wireless flight plan transfer via Bluetooth to and from compatible portables and mobile devices running the Garmin Pilot and FltPlan Go applications. GPS position information and back-up attitude can also be used by compatible products. Because the GNX 375 has an integrated ADS-B transponder and dual link ADS-B In, pilots can also view ADS-B traffic and weather on compatible mobile devices and portables. Offering a faster, more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, ADS‑B enabled TargetTrend aids in the identification of real traffic threats, while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles. Patented TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic are exclusively available within Garmin products, including the Garmin Pilot app. For customers that already equipped for ADS-B, the GTX 345 or GDL 88 can interface to the GPS 175 to display ADS-B In. Additional wireless benefits include Database Concierge, which is available as an option by pairing the Flight Stream 510 with these navigators.

The GPS 175/GNX 375 offer unique benefits that only a touchscreen can
provide, such as graphical flight plan editing, allowing pilots to more easily
edit their flight plan based on an ATC amendment or weather. Features such as FastFind
simplifies flight plan entry by applying predictive logic to suggest airports
and waypoints using current GPS location, while Smart Airspace makes it easier to identify pertinent
airspace on the moving map. The addition of SafeTaxi® airport
diagrams display runways, taxiways, Fixed Based Operators (FBO’s), hangars and
more relative to the aircraft’s location on the airport surface.

The GPS 175 and GNX 375 are expected to be available in April and are approved for installation in over 700 Class I/II piston aircraft models that weigh 6,000 lbs./2,721 kg. or less and can be purchased through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network starting at a suggested list price of $4,995 and $7,995 respectively. A free Garmin GPS 175/GNX 375 trainer app is also available for download on Apple mobile devices, which allows customers to experience the feature set of these navigators. The GPS 175/GNX 375 are also supported by our award-winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional information, visit www.garmin.com/generalaviation.

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Garmin G3X Touch Certified for Single-Engine Piston Aircraft

We are thrilled to announce the certification of our G3X Touch flight display for hundreds of certificated aircraft. The G3X Touch offers a variety of scalable panel configurations and a superior feature set that includes wireless connectivity and synthetic vision as standard, as well as options such as display redundancy, advanced autopilot compatibility, engine monitoring and more. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of G3X Touch in nearly 500 certified single-engine piston aircraft, which is supported by Garmin’s expansive dealer network and its award-winning aviation support team. 

“Garmin remains committed to offering value-minded solutions that seek
to enhance safety in the single-engine piston aircraft market and the
introduction of the G3X Touch flight display for certificated aircraft is yet
another example of that commitment,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation
sales and marketing. “As the trusted leader in avionics, we’re excited to bring
this game-changing offering to certified piston aircraft owners with ambitions
for flight display upgrades that fits their panel – and budget.”

Garmin G3X Touch 10.6-inch display for certified aircraft.

The G3X Touch system for certified aircraft is representative of Garmin’s experience in integrated flight deck technology, which boasts a clean and sleek appearance and a resilient, high-resolution display. The touchscreen offers an intuitive user interface and through any combination of the touchscreen or dual-concentric knobs, pilots can efficiently perform common in-flight functions like direct-to navigation, setting altitude pre-select or radio tuning. Pilots will also appreciate the seamless in-flight experience behind G3X Touch as the user interface is harmonious with multiple Garmin products, such as the new GPS 175/GNX 375 and GTN 650/750 navigators.

Multiple panel configurations and display options allow pilots and
aircraft owners to better leverage their current and future avionics
investment. One configuration option includes a large 10.6-inch G3X Touch display
paired with a 7-inch display. This configuration offers the convenience and
utility of a large primary flight display (PFD) with a dedicated multi-function
display (MFD). Another option allows dual 7‑inch displays to serve as a
dedicated PFD/MFD. For space-limited panels, pilots can also install a single
10.6-inch or 7-inch display. In configurations where multiple displays are
installed, the G3X Touch system offers redundancy and reversionary mode as a
single display is capable of showing all primary flight information, including engine
information when installed. For aircraft owners that have already installed a
G5 electronic flight instrument in their aircraft, they can easily add a G3X
Touch display to take advantage of the redundancy benefits associated with this
configuration. The building-block design of these four approved cockpit
configurations give aircraft owners scalable upgrade options that suit a
variety of panels.   

Garmin G3X Touch 7-inch display featuring Engine Information System capabilities.

The G3X Touch suite
offers an impressive array of standard features that give pilots greater
situational awareness throughout every phase of flight. Synthetic vision (SVX™)
comes standard on all G3X Touch displays and provides a rich, three-dimensional
depiction of terrain, obstacles, water features, the runway environment and
more. Capable of serving as a standalone VFR navigator, the G3X Touch provides benefits
that help further situational awareness in visual conditions with features like
vertical navigation (VNAV), which allows pilots to generate a vertical descent
profile by setting an altitude constraint in the flight plan. Modern tools such
as wireless connectivity is also available as standard. Wireless flight plan
transfer, the sharing of traffic1, weather1, back-up
attitude information and more with a compatible tablet or smartphone are all
available via Garmin Connext®.

The G3X Touch flight display for certificated aircraft can interface
with a variety of optional Garmin equipment including:

  • For complete IFR-approach compatibility,
    customers can pair the G3X Touch with a variety of Garmin GPS navigators and Nav/Comms, including the new GPS 175/GNX
    375, GTN 650/750, GNS™ 430W/530W, GNS 480, SL 30/40, and GNC®
    255.
  • For aircraft that can benefit from a modern
    autopilot, the GFC 500 autopilot provides
    workload-reducing features such as auto-trim, flight director, airspeed climbs
    and descents, dedicated level (LVL) mode and more. Garmin Electronic Stability
    and Protection (ESP), underspeed and overspeed protection are also available as
    standard and work
    in the background to help pilots avoid inadvertent flight attitudes or bank
    angles while the pilot is hand-flying the aircraft. The addition of yaw damping
    (YD) minimizes yawing oscillations and helps maintain coordinated flight by
    keeping the slip/skid indicator centered. Additionally, G3X Touch can now serve
    as an attitude source for the GFC 500 autopilot, which does not require the G5
    electronic flight instrument when installed with G3X Touch. The GFC 500 is available as an option
    for select models of the Beechcraft Bonanza, Cessna 172/182/210, Grumman
    AA-5, Mooney M20 and the Piper PA-28 with additional certifications in progress. For a comprehensive list of
    supported aircraft, visit www.garmin.com/GFC500.
  • Pilots can fly fully-coupled instrument and visual approaches when the G3X Touch
    is paired with the GFC 500 autopilot and a GPS 175/GNX 375 or GTN 650/750. Pilots
    can also fly fully-coupled go-arounds during missed approach sequencing after
    an instrument approach.
  • The G5
    electronic flight instrument
    can be utilized as an all-in-one back-up instrument2
    to the G3X Touch flight display, offering superior redundancy and the
    sharing of attitude information, air data, baro sync, and miscompare alerts. In
    the event of a miscompare between the G3X Touch and G5 attitude or air data
    sources, the GFC 500 autopilot will choose the best available source and
    continue to function normally.
  • Pilots can receive and display the benefits ADS-B In via the new GNX 375, GTX 345 or the GDL 50R/52R. ADS-B-enabled features such as patented TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic are also available with these products.
  • With the GDL 51R/52R, pilots can receive and
    display SiriusXM aviation weather
    and listen to audio entertainment with a compatible subscription.
  • VFR sectionals and IFR
    enroute charts
    display pertinent information pertaining to VFR/IFR flights,
    and geo-referenced instrument approaches
    improve situational awareness by overlaying own-ship position information on
    the instrument approach chart.
  • The GMA 345/342 audio panel adds advanced functions, including auto squelch, 3D Audio and Bluetooth® connectivity.
  • Up to two Comm radios can be supported and
    controlled by G3X Touch, including the GNC 255
    Nav/Comm
    and the GTR 225 Comm,
    as well as the GTN 650/750.
  • G3X Touch can display primary engine information with the addition of
    the GEA 24, including engine gauges, color bands, alerts, fuel and other vital
    information. Piston engines of up to 6 cylinders are supported.
  • The GTS
    800
    active traffic system can interface with G3X Touch, offering added
    protection and visibility while operating in high-density airspace and traffic
    environments.

The G3X Touch flight display is approved for installation in nearly 500 single-engine piston aircraft and can be purchased through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network starting at a list price of $7,995 for a single 7-inch display and $9,995 for a 10.6-inch display. Pricing includes the G3X Touch display, install kit, ADAHRS, magnetometer and temperature probe (installation not included). There is no additional cost for the STC. Deliveries for new orders are expected to begin in early April. Customers can see the G3X Touch flight display installed in a Grumman AA-5 Tiger at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, Apr. 2-7, 2019 in Lakeland, Fla. The G3X Touch is also supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional information, visit www.garmin.com/G3Xcertified.  

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