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®
  • 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
  • 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
    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
    active traffic system can interface with G3X Touch, offering added
    protection and visibility while operating in high-density airspace and traffic

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  

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