Looking for an 8.33 kHz solution? You are encouraged to consider this limited-time offer, now ending Dec. 31, 2018. You can save hundreds of dollars by purchasing the GTR 225A Comm radio. This offers you a great way to save money while upgrading to meet the Single European Sky initiative, in which all aircraft operating in Europe need 8.33 kHz-capable Comm radios. Now is the time to let the versatile GTR 225A Comm radio reduce the amount of work you do in the cockpit!
||GTR 225A, Standard
Due to a lithium-ion battery supply issue, the aera 795/796 series of portable navigators will experience a gap in unit production. New and existing order lead times for aera 795/796 have been extended to August 2018. Garmin is working diligently to restore aera 795/796 production as expeditiously as possible. The below table lists affected part numbers.
||Aera 796, GPS, Americas, SiriusXM® not included*
||Aera 796, GPS, Americas*
||Aera 796, GPS, Atlantic*
||Aera 796, GPS, Pacific*
*Refurbished and newly overhauled variants included
Garmin is pleased to also reintroduce the GTX 345 with GPS and aera® 660 bundle, which offer you a great way to save while upgrading to the latest ADS-B technology. This ADS-B “In”/ “Out” -capable package is available now through Dec. 31, 2018. You can save hundreds of dollars while equipping aircrafts with ADS-B and the ability to display subscription-free* traffic and weather on Garmin’s latest aviation portable.
||Aera 660, North America & GTX 345, GPS, Standard
||Aera 660, Atlantic Kit & GTX 345, GPS, Standard
||Aera 660, Pacific Kit & GTX 345, GPS, Standard
*Subscription-free ADS-B (FIS-B) weather is only available in the U.S.
Garmin is pleased to also announce an extension to the GTN 625 promotion for new G3X Touch™ customers. Now through Dec. 28, 2018, customers who purchase a G3X touch system will have the option to purchase a GTN 625 GPS navigator complete with a data card1 and GA™ 35 antenna at a special reduced price of $5,675.
The GTN 625 WAAS GPS receiver adds a certified, IFR-capable GPS position source to installations in light sport or experimental amateur-built aircraft. When interfaced to a GTX™ 45R remote mount ADS-B transponder, customers will have an ADS-B compliant installation with subscription-free traffic and weather* displayed on the GTN 325 and G3X displays. GTN 625 may also be used as the WAAS GPS position source for many other ADS-B “Out” -capable transponders, including GTX 23ES/330ES/35R/335/335R/345/345R. GTN 625 is also GPS approach ready, including LPV (localizer performance with vertical guidance) capability.
To take advantage of the GTN 625 promotional price, GTN 625 must be included on a PO with a complete G3X Touch system, and only 1 discounted GTN 625 per G3X Touch system is allowed. A GTN 625 navigator purchased via this program can only be used in G3X Touch installations. GTN 625 units purchased as part of this promotion cannot be combined with the “Right on Schedule” program discounts. Please refer to the Installation Policy in the Dealer Marketing Program Booklet for more info3.
Special GTN 625 Pricing2
||GTN 625 black receiver w/rack, backplate, connector kit, config module and product information kit
||Data card (please specify coverage region)1
||GA 35 GPS/WAAS antenna
1This pricing includes the Americas (010-00900-10) and international (010-00900-20) coverage area data cards. Worldwide data cards (010-00900-30) are available with this promotion and will cost an additional $100.
2GTN™ 625 must be purchased on the same PO as a G3X™ or G3X™ Touch system, and only 1 GTN 625 per G3X or G3X Touch system is allowed, GTN 625 units purchased through this promotion must be installed with a G3X or a G3X Touch system.
3Garmin Installation Policy for Amateur Built and Kit Planes requires either that the dealer provide a complete installation harness for GTN 625 with new G3X Touch systems or (if dealer is not providing panel or wiring) “Dealer provides all necessary parts and documents and has confidence that the installer is of competent skill level to ensure a safe and successful installation.” Please see Amateur Built/ Kit Plane Policy section of the Installation Policy on page 10 of the Garmin Aviation Dealer Marketing Program (available on the Dealer resource Center) for more information.
Garmin is pleased to announce an extension of the GTX 335 w/GPS kit promotion, available at a promotional price of only $2,995, now through Dec. 31, 2018. GTX 335 w/GPS comes in an attractive size and form factor, making it easy to replace the most popular transponders in the industry, such as our GTX 320, GTX 327 and many others. The promotional kit bundles GTX 335 w/GPS with a GA™ 35 WAAS antenna, offering customers a completely standalone ADS-B “In” solution. Also, this may be an attractive solution for customers who have already invested in a portable ADS-B “In” solution such as the GDL® 52, GDL 39 series or Stratus series.
||Kit, GTX 335 w/GPS, GA 35, STC Product Registration
Garmin is pleased to announce an extension of the trade-in program for original G500 and G600 displays, allowing customers to upgrade to the new G500 TXi or G600 TXi 10.6″ flight displays while utilizing their existing system sensors. To be eligible, the displays currently installed in the customer’s aircraft must be warranty registered. GDU™ 620 returns must be functional and flightworthy to be eligible for this trade-in credit. Additionally, this trade-in offer is only valid for 10.6″ G500 TXI and G600 TXi flight displays and is available through Dec. 31, 2018.
In conjunction with the display trade-in program, Garmin will exchange original G500/600 feature enablement SD™ cards for corresponding G500 TXi/G600 TXi feature enablement SD cards at no additional cost. The G500/600 feature enablement cards must be returned at the same time as the GDU 620 to be eligible for the exchange, and the relevant TXi enablement SD card order must be included on the same PO as the TXi display upgrade. No exceptions to this policy will be made. Please reference the following table for the list of enablements eligible for exchange.
||Return Part Number
||TXi Part Number
|S-TEC DFCS 2100/1500 Enablement
|G500 Altitude Preselect Enablement (For S-TEC 55X)
|Third Party Radar (ARINC 708) Enablement
|Radar Altimeter (ARINC 429) Enablement
|Metric PFD Enablement
|GWX Ground Clutter Suppression Enablement
|GWX Turbulence Detection Enablement
|RVSM Enablement TBM 700/850
Garmin is pleased to announce the GNS to GTN upgrade program has been extended. From now through Dec. 31, 2018, Garmin is offering a credit toward the purchase of a new GTN 650 series or GTN 750 series touchscreen navigator with a qualifying trade-in (to Garmin) of a 430/530* series navigator or a GNS 430W/530W* series navigator. Additionally, customers who also purchase a qualifying GTX™ transponder and GMA™ audio panel in the same purchase order can receive up to an additional $2,000 in credit! Trade-in credit amounts can be found below. Returns must include the original installation rack and backplate. Units must be functional and flightworthy to be eligible for this trade-in credit.
||GNS 430* (W) Series
||GNS 530* (W) Series
|GTN 650*/750* + GTX 335*/345*
|GTN 650*/750* + GTX 335*/345* + GMA 345/350*/350c*
Trade-in credit will be in the form of credit memorandum, applied on the account. Please note that trade-in credit for an eligible GNS navigator will not be issued until the unit is returned to Garmin.
Plus GTX™, GTR & G3X™/ GTN™ 625 Promotions & aera® 796 Lead Time Notification
Garmin is pleased to announce the extension of several popular avionics upgrade and trade in promotions. See recent news articles posted on http://skyeavionics.com for more information about specific program extensions.
Garmin Unveils The GFC 600H Helicopter Flight Control System
Garmin is pleased to announce the GFC 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators — a breakthrough in cost-effective technology that reduces pilot workload, improves mission effectiveness, and can enhance safety. This attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts many helicopter-tailored features, including a stability augmentation system (SAS), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (Garmin H-ESP™), hover assist as well as overspeed and low speed protection. GFC 600H can operate as a full-featured standalone flight control system, but also offers integration with compatible flight displays, including Garmin’s G500H and G500H TXi flight displays, instruments and navigation sources.
With its advanced AHRS technology and redundant, cross-checking sensors, GFC 600H was designed for smooth handling. GFC 600H includes SAS that provides inputs to help stabilize the helicopter while hand-flying. The corrections provided by SAS serve to improve the helicopter’s basic handling characteristics by maintaining a commanded attitude. Designed with the pilot in mind, its cyclic-mounted trim controls allow for seamless interactions without taking a hand off the helicopter flight controls during basic operations, including system initialization of the SAS in attitude mode, adjustments of the pitch and roll trim, and much more. While flying with SAS, the pilot can easily “fly through” the flight control inputs for smooth maneuvers beyond the preset trim condition.
The flight director can be displayed on an optional G500H or G500H TXi flight display to help guide the pilot’s hand-flown inputs toward the desired flight path, including heading, altitude, vertical speed and airspeed modes. For enroute and approach navigation, the system uses guidance from a compatible Garmin navigator, such as the GTN™ 750/650 series, to automatically fly approaches and search and rescue patterns. Additional vertical and lateral modes include altitude hold, altitude select, vertical speed, indicated airspeed and heading select.
Thanks to the hover assist mode, the system will also automatically detect a hover condition and provide flight control inputs to help maintain position over the ground. When equipped with the available yaw axis control, GFC 600H will also hold heading in hover.
As a standard feature, Garmin H-ESP helps the pilot remain within an appropriate envelope when hand-flying the helicopter. Should the pilot exceed predetermined pitch, roll or airspeed limitations, H-ESP provides a corrective force on the flight controls proportionate to the exceedance. H-ESP works in all modes — even when the pilot is hand-flying the aircraft with the system not engaged — and can be manually disabled to allow for maneuvering flight as needed. In potentially disorienting situations, GFC 600H features a dedicated LVL mode that can be engaged by the pilot to automatically initiate recovery from unusual attitudes and return the aircraft to straight-and-level flight, helping to avoid a potential loss-of-control scenario.
GFC 600H features a stack-width mode controller with push-button controls and a night vision goggle (NVG) compatible display. Its robust architecture allows for both 2-axis and 3-axis configurations. Integrated “smart” servos provide pitch and roll inputs as commanded by the system, and the available third servo and collective sensor provide yaw axis control capability and smooth flight control adjustments when the pilot moves the collective. Digitally controlled, high-torque servos allow for faster, crisper, more powerful response, which enables GFC 600H to perform with smooth efficiency and advanced capability.
With its extensive features and advanced technology, GFC 600H will offer unprecedented value in a flight control system for helicopters. Initial FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Airbus AS350 B2/B3 is expected in fourth quarter 2018. GFC 600H includes a two-year warranty, which is supported by Garmin’s award-winning avionics product support team.
Please contact us for more information.
G3X TouchTM Software v. 5.70 Now Available
An Advanced Autopilot Mode Controller for Your Airplane
When installed with G3X Touch flight displays, GMC 507 offers alternative, dedicated autopilot controls. While autopilot features can be selected using the touchscreen controls on G3X Touch flight displays, installing the optional GMC 507 can make for easier pitch, vertical speed and airspeed adjustments by using the control wheel. Additionally, separate knobs allow easy twist-control of heading/track and altitude. And for added safety, the controller’s dedicated LVL mode button commands automatic recovery from steep or unusual attitudes, prompting the autopilot to return the aircraft to straight-and-level flight.
- Dedicated controller for advanced Garmin autopilot modes
- Control wheel for speed selection
- Dedicated heading/track and altitude knobs
- LVL mode button commands automatic recovery from steep or unusual attitudes
- Dedicated heading and track buttons