We’re celebrating the delivery of our one-millionth certified avionics product from our manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas. The milestone product was a GTX 3000 DI-260B compliant Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder, which enables ADS-B Out transmissions and features TCAS II/ACAS II compatibility for a wide range of business and transport category aircraft.Read More
We’re excited to announce the D2 Charlie aviator watch, an elegant and functional timepiece that boasts global navigation information, rich and colorful moving maps and a host of connectivity options. Designed with pilots, aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots in mind, the D2 Charlie aviator watch features real-time worldwide weather radar, as well as airport information that includes frequencies, runway information, weather data and more. Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology also allows customers to measure heart rate 24/7 alongside daily activity tracking. Whether climbing into the cockpit, playing a round of golf or in the boardroom, using the new QuickFit bands pilots can easily switch between the stylish titanium or leather bands to a sporty silicone band in seconds to suit style preference.Read More
Garmin Pilot now has a broadened feature set, with new enhancements and an expanded global reach for Apple and Android mobile devices. European IFR autorouting and flight plan filing, improved airspace classifications, the wireless transfer of Jeppesen charts via Flight Stream 510 and more are available with the latest update for Apple mobile devices. Additionally, Garmin Pilot is making its debut as a comprehensive global navigation application for Android mobile devices, allowing customers to flight plan and view weather products throughout the world within the app. These series of global enhancements bring superior flight planning, filing, flight logging capabilities and more to customers within an all-inclusive, single application solution.Read More
Still waiting for that simple, cost-effective way to meet the minimum ADS-B “Out” requirements? Good news – your Garmin solution just got even better. Now through December 29, 2017, take advantage of our GTX 335 ADS-B “Out” transponder with built-in WAAS GPSRead More
Our popular GTN 650/750 series touchscreen navigators received a host of new capabilities and enhancements this week. These include visual approach guidance, control and display of the GTX 3000 transponder and GTS 8000 Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II)/Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS II), as well as LNAV+V approaches without Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) service. These new capabilities are enabled by a free software update, bringing even more feature enhancements to new and existing GTN 650/750 navigators.Read More
We are thrilled to announce a new addition to the G3X Touch glass flight display family, the 7-inch G3X Touch portrait display. For first generation G3X customers, the new 7-inch portrait display offers an easy upgrade path as the existing footprint is easily adaptable to the new display. Additionally, the new GMU 11 magnetometer also allows for more flexible and cost-effective installation options for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft.Read More
We’re thrilled to introduce the GMA 345 and GMA 342 all-digital audio panels designed for fixed-wing aircraft. The GMA 345 features Bluetooth audio connectivity and a front-mounted USB charging port, while the GMA 342 contains a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack that allows pilots to connect a mobile device directly to the audio panel. These new panel-mount audio panels contain state-of-the-art sound quality and an impressive list of additional features, such as advanced auto squelch, music bass boost, advanced equalizer settings, 3D Audio processing and more, while also retaining a consistent user interface with the GMA 340. Contributing to an easy upgrade path, the GMA 345/342 are also pin-and- rack compatible and slide-in replaceable with the GMA 340 and select third-party audio panels, so it’s easy to incorporate modern audio panel technology and superior sound quality at a fraction of the price.Read More
We’re excited to announce the introduction of the G5 electronic flight instrument as a replacement directional gyro or horizontal situation indicator in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF NAV/COMMs or GPS navigators, the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance, as well as distance and groundspeed. The installation of dual G5 electronic flight instruments can also eliminate the dependency on a failure-prone vacuum system in aircraft for attitude and heading information. Installation approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate with a comprehensive approved model list containing 600+ individual aircraft models, which is representative of the Federal Aviation Administration’s commitment to encourage and authorize specific enhancements to aircraft to improve safety among the existing general aviation fleet.Read More
Just in time for the annual HAI Heli-Expo Convention in Dallas, we’re excited to announce a series of enhancements and expanded feature set within our G500H glass flight display STC for Robinson R44 helicopters. Now, pilots flying behind G500H in the R44 will experience a faster, more responsive and modernized flight display, alongside a number of additional features that improve situational awareness and bring new capabilities to this system using a Garmin-held STC. Features such as advanced ADS-B integration including TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic, geo-referenced FliteCharts, Smart Airspace and more provide R44 operators flying with the G500H even more state-of-the-art capabilities that reduce overall pilot workload.
Helicopter companies, pilots and enthusiasts will be descending on the Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas next week. The annual show, which runs March 7-9 this year, typically attracts around 20,000 industry professionals, more than 700 exhibitors, and upwards of 60 aircraft on display.