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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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.”
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
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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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.”
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.
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:
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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We have received approval of a CASR 175.C Data Service Provider (DSP) certificate from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), enabling expanded aviation database coverage in Australia. In addition to the integration of Airservices Australia data into the suite of Garmin databases, Garmin Pilot within Australia has also expanded to offer additional data and supports connectivity between Apple mobile devices and compatible avionics in the cockpit, including wireless flight plan transfer. Pilots can now take advantage of these new databases in Australia within Garmin Pilot, as well as in a new, cost-effective PilotPak database bundle on the flyGarmin website.
“We’re excited to offer our Australian customers new aviation database options and packages, as well as an expanded Garmin Pilot app that provides convenient, wireless connectivity with the avionics in their cockpit,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “In addition to providing our customers with more database options, we’re proud of this tremendous accomplishment and extend our appreciation to CASA so we can provide Australian pilots with economical aviation database coverage in a comprehensive package.”
Australian PilotPak aviation databases
We are offering expanded database options that are new to Australia so customers have access to even more information in-flight. In addition to navigation data, airport directory and terrain database information available today, the new Australian PilotPak adds Garmin FliteCharts, which consists of departure and approach procedures (DAP). Approach procedures are geo-referenced, displaying the aircraft location as it relates to the instrument approach. Additionally, SafeTaxi aerodrome diagrams, as well as IFR/VFR Charts are available. This includes enroute charts, Visual Navigation Charts (VNC), Visual Terminal Charts (VTC), World Aeronautical Charts (WAC) and IFR Terminal Area Charts (TAC). The Australian PilotPak provides database updates for all compatible avionics in a single aircraft and is available immediately on flyGarmin.com for $997 USD.
Select databases in the Australian PilotPak are compatible with the following avionics:
Garmin portables that are compatible with select Australian databases include:
Garmin Pilot Australia for Apple mobile devices
Available in two tiers, customers in Australia can now select which Garmin Pilot subscription best suits their flying. The Garmin Pilot Standard subscription includes navigation data and now, adds Visual Navigation Charts (VNC), Visual Terminal Charts (VTC), World Aeronautical Charts (WAC), IFR low and high enroute charts, IFR Terminal Area Charts (TAC) and the Australian Aerodrome AIP. The Garmin Pilot Premium subscription adds geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts and SafeTaxi aerodrome diagrams. NEXRAD radar imagery, METARs and TAFs can also be viewed within the moving map in Garmin Pilot within both subscriptions.
Using Garmin Pilot, customers can also take advantage of the benefits and efficiencies of a wireless cockpit. Connext integration allows Garmin Pilot customers to develop their flight plan within the app and seamlessly transfer it to their avionics prior to their flight. Flight plans also remain in sync throughout the flight and flight plan amendments can easily be made within Garmin Pilot and sent to a compatible navigator, including the GTN 650/750, GNS 430W/530W, G1000 NXi and G3X Touch. The sharing of GPS position information, as well as back-up attitude information can be displayed within the synthetic vision page within the app. Using Flight Stream 510, customers can also take advantage of Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app to Garmin avionics, including the GTN 650/750, G1000 NXi and G500 TXi/G600 TXi.
The Australian PilotPak can be purchased and downloaded from the flyGarmin website for $997 USD. Garmin Pilot Australia is available from the Apple App Store as a free download for the first 30 days. After the 30-day trial period, customers may purchase the Garmin Pilot Standard subscription for $99.99 USD annually, which includes navigation data, Australian Aerodrome AIP, VNC, VTC, WAC, IFR low/high enroute charts, as well as IFR TAC charts. For $49.99 USD customers can add the Garmin Pilot Premium upgrade, which includes FliteCharts and SafeTaxi, along with synthetic vision, terrain and obstacle alerting. For additional information, visit www.flyGarmin.com or visit www.casa.gov.au.
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Our latest version of Garmin Pilot — version 9.6 — includes an expanded feature set designed to increase integration with FltPlan.com, and provide pilots with additional information about their destination airport prior to flight, en route, or upon arrival. New to version 9.6, pilots can seamlessly synchronize flight plans between Garmin Pilot and FltPlan.com. The upgrade also includes AOPA FBO fees, flight data log exceedances, along with enhancements to split screen capability, runway centerlines and user waypoint management.
Garmin Pilot 9.6 allows U.S. pilots to create, file, amend and cancel flight plans with Garmin Pilot or FltPlan.com. In addition, FltPlan.com aircraft and pilot profiles are imported into Garmin Pilot for use in Trip Planning.
To get started:
All flight plans created or changed on FltPlan.com will be automatically synchronized with Trip Planning in Garmin Pilot.
A coalition of industry leaders, including AOPA, EAA, GAMA, NATA, NBAA and HAI, have called for Fee Transparency, asking FBOs to publish their pricing online. Garmin Pilot now displays FBO fees, sourced by AOPA, including landing, ramp, deicing, GPU, overnight and more!
To view FBO fees:
Flight Data Log Exceedance Alerts
Pilots may configure flight data log exceedances for every phase of flight within Garmin Pilot. The engine data graph, available from the logbook entry, will highlight an exceedance for a completed flight.
To establish a flight data log exceedance:
To view your engine data log
As a reminder, Garmin Pilot displays real-time engine information in-flight when paired with an EIS-capable TXi flight display or the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck and the Flight Stream 510. Upon landing, the flight data log is wirelessly uploaded to the flyGarmin website and is incorporated into the logbook entry for post flight analysis. Flight data logs may also be manually uploaded to flyGarmin from an SD card.
Customized Split Screen Items
The split screen capability within the Garmin Pilot map page is a highly used feature that is unique to our application. Now, users may customize the features in the Split Screen Selector to modify the order in which items appear, or hide items that are not used.
To arrange items to their original default position, select Restore.
We have added two additional runways centerlines options to improve situational awareness.
The runway centerlines will be displayed for all the airports in active flight plan.
Bulk Deletion of User Waypoints
Garmin Pilot has improved the management of user waypoint adding the capability to delete multiple waypoints at one time.
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