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.
Also included as part of this
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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Appareo’s Director of AI Systems Josh Gelinske and Vice President of Solutions Brad Thurow are scheduled to participate in two panel discussions during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva on May 22, 2019.
View the full agenda here: EBACE Program Schedule
Moderator: Eric Leopold, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Josh Gelinske, Appareo
Peter Conrardv, GE Aviation
Bernhard Fragner, CEO & Founder, GlobeAir
Shiv Trisal, Aftermarket Digital Strategy Lead, Collins Aerospace
Description from EBACE website:
While companies like Facebook, Apple and Amazon rollout revolutionary changes to how we interact with machine-learning technology, many are still uncertain on exactly how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used by aerospace businesses. As an industry, business aviation is constantly striving to improve both the way it works and its customer satisfaction. To that end, it embraces technological advancements by constantly adapting to society’s needs. But AI can potentially go far beyond its current uses. Quite simply, AI can redefine how our industry goes about its work. In this session we will share insights by industry representatives on the improvements AI contributes to the aviation sector. We invite you to join us for this exciting panel discussion.
Moderator: Johan Glantz, EBAA
Dave Jesse, FDS
Kevin Martin, Aerobytes
Brad Thurow, Appareo
Description from EBACE website:
Whether you were already considering a Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) solution or plan on an acquiring an aircraft already fitted with one, this session aims at discussing the financial and operational impact, as well as the implications it has on your aircraft’s cockpit and on-ground hardware.
EBACE is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. The exhibition is jointly hosted each year by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the leading association for business aviation in Europe, and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the leading voice for the business aviation industry in the United States. Although EBACE is the only major European event focused solely on business aviation, attendees come from as far as Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North and South America.
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.
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
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
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
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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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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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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Fargo, ND — Appareo Systems (Appareo) and Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword) today announced a strategic partnership to pursue Appareo’s vision for high performance using Broadsword’s AgileCMMI framework and the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®). Appareo is a product development and technology company that specializes in software and hardware for industrial and commercial electronics. Broadsword is a leader in performance innovation and process improvement. Their partnership represents Appareo’s ongoing commitment to improving performance.
The CMMI defines the elements required to build great products or deliver great services and integrates them into a comprehensive, implementable model. Broadsword will provide CMMI workshops, coaching, and consulting solutions to help Appareo achieve its capability goals.
“Continuous improvement is a key tenant of Appareo operations,” said David Batcheller, President and CEO of Appareo. “As an ISO 9001- and AS9100- certified organization, we are committed to using CMMI to help us address every avenue for improvement, manage scope and communications, and meet our customer expectations for project delivery more predictably and reliably. We chose Broadsword for their clear vision and proven approach, which we think will help us reach our goals.”
Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said “By making the commitment to initiate a continuous improvement architecture and system based on the CMMI, Appareo will maintain their position as an industry leader that strives to deliver defect-free, high-value products that meet customers’ requirements, and wins more competitive business. We’re proud to be a partner in helping Appareo’s improve performance, and look forward to their continued success.”
For more than 15 years Appareo has been building a reputation as innovators dedicated to delivering reliable products. With in-house engineering, manufacturing, technology, and testing capabilities, Appareo develops products from concept to completion. The company is certified by all the major aviation and manufacturing regulators. Appareo is privately held, with world headquarters in Fargo, N.D., and design offices in Tempe, Ariz. and Paris, France.
Broadsword is a process improvement and performance innovation firm and CMMI Institute Partner that is the world-leader in using agile and lean methods to drive high-performance engineering using their agile CMMI methodology and collaborative consulting, coaching, and CMMI training solutions. With offices outside of Washington, D.C., Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America, and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.
Appareo’s Director of AI Systems Josh Gelinske is scheduled to participate in two VDI Conferences next month:
Presentation: Edge Computing For Artificial Intelligence
Josh Gelinske, Director AI Systems, Appareo Systems LLC, USA
Interactive Round Table Session
View the full VDI conference agendas here:
VDI Conference 2019 – Connected Off Highway Machines
VDI Conference 2019 – Smart Farming
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
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.
“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
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,
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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 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.
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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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
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.
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.
|Autopilot Upgrades:GFC 600 and GFC 500||9:30 a.m.|
|Upgrading Avionics:G600 TXi/G500 TXi and GTN 750/650
|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
|Avionics for Experimental Aircraft: From G5 to G3X
|Flying with iPad and Android Tablets: Plan, File, Fly, Log
with Garmin Pilot
Visit us at our exhibit in Hangar D at the show!
— 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.
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.
|What’s New at Garmin(English)||10:00-
|Upgrading Avionics: G600 TXi/G500 TXi and GTN 750/650
|Low-cost Upgrades for Certificated Aircraft: G5, GTR 225,
GMA 345 and more (English)
|Avionics for Experimental Aircraft: From G5 to G3X Touch (English)||12:30-
|Upgrading Avionics: G600 TXi/G500 TXi and GTN 750/650
|Portables: From Wrist-worn Navigators to Handhelds
|Autopilot Upgrades:GFC 600 and GFC 500 (English)||15:30-
|Flying with iPad and Android Tablets: Plan, File, Fly, Log
with Garmin Pilot (English)
|Low-cost Upgrades for Certificated Aircraft: G5, GTR 225,
GMA 345 and more (German)
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
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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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