Garmin Unveils G500 TXi, G600 TXi, G700 TXi and EIS TXi

Garmin is pleased to announce the touchscreen G500 TXi, G600 TXi and G700 TXi flight displays as well as the engine information system (EIS) TXi. Boasting a clean-sheet touchscreen design and vibrant presentation, the TXi family incorporates greater situational awareness tools and an innovative feature set into a contemporary avionics platform. Three displays are available, offering optimal flexibility for panel configurations, including a large 10.6-inch display, and two versions of 7-inch displays, in portrait and landscape orientations. The 10.6-inch display can operate as a primary flight display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD) and optional EIS in a highly customized package, while the 7-inch portrait display can be dedicated to one of those functions. The 7-inch landscape display is available exclusively as an EIS display solution. The G500 TXi system is intended for Part 23 Class I & II aircraft, with G600 TXi designed for Class III aircraft and G700 TXi intended for Part 23 Class IV and Part 25 aircraft. Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and EIS TXi systems is targeted for approval in Q4 2017, which will feature a comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing more than 600 single-engine piston, twin-engine piston and turboprop aircraft makes and models, offering the most configurable, state-of-theart glass flight display solution in the market.

Vibrant, State-of-the-art Touchscreen Display

The TXi family incorporates a familiar touchscreen design with modern processors that support improved map and chart rendering, faster panning and contemporary single-finger zoom and pinch-to-zoom gestures. Through any combination of the touchscreen or dual concentric knobs, pilots can quickly access and view flight information at a glance. Modernized displays and large fonts offer improved readability, while the simplistic user-interface helps reduce overall pilot workload. Pilots will also appreciate a familiar in-flight experience behind the TXi series as the user interface is harmonious with multiple Garmin products, such as the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators

Greater Scalability, Building Block Design and Simplified Upgrades

Multiple panel configurations and display orientations allow pilots and aircraft owners to better leverage their current or future avionics investments. Three display formats support over 25 approved cockpit configurations and more than 600 aircraft makes/models. Installation configurations vary as the TXi family is also capable of displaying engine information on a dedicated 7-inch display or in split screen mode on the 10.6-inch display. Up to four displays can be installed in a single cockpit, offering superior scalability in hundreds of aircraft. Contributing to a streamlined installation and simplified maintenance, the TXi displays are available with integrated attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) and a display-mounted air data computer (ADC), typically alleviating the need to separately locate, mount and wire these sensors. As an additional option for remote mounting, a combined air data and attitude heading reference system (ADAHRS) is available, or AHRS and ADC units are available separately. Installation is further minimized for aircraft with an existing G500/G600 as the G500 TXi and G600 TXi are compatible with previously installed Garmin sensors. The TXi family will also interface with the new GFC 600 autopilot and is compatible with a wide range of additional third-party autopilots

Industry-first Touchscreen EIS Solutions

Available as an integrated solution within the 10.6-inch G500 TXi and G600 TXi system or as a standalone 7-inch EIS display, the TXi family displays real-time engine indications in an easy-to-read format. The TXi series supports various features, including lean assist mode, pilotconfigurable advisories and more, providing pilots with opportunities to achieve greater fuel economy, improved engine efficiency and superior engine operation. Compatible with single-engine and twin-engine normally aspirated or turbo-charged aircraft, EIS TXi supports Lycoming or Continental 4/6-cylinder engines, offering a broad range of aircraft compatibility. To reduce installation complexity, engine sensors are connected to an engine interface adapter (GEA 110) that is environmentally ruggedized to allow for mounting in the engine compartment. As an alternative, where mounting space is limited, the GEA 110 can also be mounted to the back of the 10.6" TXi display. When EIS TXi is paired with a GTN 650/750 and Flight Stream 510, Connext wireless connectivity automatically downloads engine and other flight information to the Garmin Pilot app on an Apple mobile device, which then automatically syncs this data across all of your devices with Garmin Pilot and with flyGarmin.com. Additionally, flyGarmin.com helps pilots visualize engine and flight information such as track logs, cylinder head temperatures (CHT), exhaust gas temperatures (EGT), oil temperatures and more. Furthermore, pilots can view and dynamically interact with this information alongside a moving map, making it easy to understand data points at specific times during the flight. As an alternative to wirelessly syncing the information, the data can be logged and stored on an SD card within a TXi display and later uploaded to flyGarmin.com.

Connext Wireless Connectivity 

When the TXi series is paired with a GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator, Connext wireless connectivity offers additional capabilities. Flight Stream 510 enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to a GTN and the TXi system. Flight Stream 510 also supports the sharing of a breadth of information with compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight mobile, including two-way flight plan transfer, traffic, weather, GPS information and back-up attitude information as available.

Best-in-class Reversionary Mode -- Say Goodbye to Standbys  

In configurations where multiple displays are installed, the TXi series offers a reversionary mode, allowing a single display to show all pertinent flight information, including EIS when installed. Additionally, the 7-inch TXi displays are compatible with an optional backup battery (GBB 54), which can power the display (and integrated sensors) for 30 minutes in the event the aircraft electrical system fails. Aircraft owners who install a dual 7-inch G500 TXi system (on the pilot's side) with dual ADAHRS and a back-up battery can also forego the requirement for standby flight instruments

Next-generation HSI Adds Mapping

The TXi family boasts a geographical map overlay within the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) on the PFD, which also supports the overlay of NEXRAD, Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather, SafeTaxi airport diagrams, traffic, terrain and more. For example, a pilot can overlay terrain within the HSI map, while simultaneously viewing traffic and flight plan information without significantly diverting their attention away from the PFD. It is also easy to navigate within the HSI map as pilots can simply zoom in/out on the map using a single-finger gesture.

Fully Loaded Functionality 

The TXi family also supports the following additional features and options:

Customizable crew profiles allow pilots to configure and save settings such as audio volume levels, backlight settings, map settings and more so they can be recalled prior to each flight.

Pilots can overlay and animate NEXRAD radar from FIS-B and SiriusXM Aviation on the MFD's moving map.

Various global datalink weather products are available when paired with GSR 56.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) "In" traffic and FIS-B weather display on the PFD/MFD via the GTX 345 transponder or GDL 88 ADS-B datalink.

GWX 70 weather radar compatibility offers four-color storm cell display, as well as Turbulence Detection and Ground Clutter Suppression as options. Support for select third-party weather radars is also available.

Pilots are offered significant savings on database subscriptions as OnePak annual database and PilotPak global database subscriptions are compatible with these displays.

Smart Airspace references the aircraft's current altitude and de-emphasizes non-pertinent airspace.

Pilots can view and alternate between Garmin FliteCharts or optional Jeppesen charts.

Jeppesen VFR Manual charts (formally known as "Bottlang" charts) are available within Europe, and European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) can be overlaid on the moving map.

WireAware wire strike avoidance technology overlays power line locations and relative altitude information on the moving map and provides both aural and visual alerting when operating near power lines.

Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) is standard on G600 TXi (optionally available on G500 TXi) and presents a 3D depiction of terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment.

Class B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) alerting is available as an option.

Compatibility extended to include the GTS 800/825 Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) and the GTS 855 Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), as well as select third-party traffic systems.

Patented TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic technologies are available with select traffic systems and provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates.

Compatible with the GRA 55 radar altimeter as well as select third-party radar altimeters.

Optional support for Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) operations.

An optional dedicated PFD controller (GCU 485) is available in 5 different formats and provides pilots with an additional source to make adjustments to the heading and altitude bugs, barometric setting and more.

A back-up GPS is built into the displays, providing speed, direction and position information in the event the primary GPS navigator fails (with optional antenna; external mounting not required)

Garmin Announces G500/G600Trade-inProgram

With the announcement of G500 TXi and G600 TXi, Garmin realizes many of you will wish to upgrade existing G500 and G600 installations to the newer TXi flight displays. For a limited time only, Garmin is pleased to offer a trade-in program for original G500 and G600 displays, allowing you to upgrade to the new G500 TXi or G600 TXi 10.6" flight displays while utilizing their existing system sensors. 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.  G500 trade in credit is $2,000, G600 trade in credit is $3,000.  Additionaly, returned G500/600 displays must be in serviceable condition with no missing dataplate or TSO tags and have been warranty registered with Garmin.  This trade in credit deal lasts until June 2018.   

New Price -- GTX 335 with GPS/WAAS -- $2,995

Available until Dec. 29, 2017, a new GTX 335 GPS promotional bundle, including the GTX 335 with GPS transponder and GA 35 WAAS antenna, is available for a promotional list price of $2,995. This new promotional kit offers aircraft owners a completely standalone ADS-B Out solution, perfect for those who have already invested in a portable ADS-B in solution such as the GDL 39 or stratus devices.  The GTX 335 with GPS comes in an attractive size and form factor, making it easy to replace the most popular transponders in the industry, such as the Garmin GTX 320, GTX 327 and many others.  The GTX 335 w/GPS measures 10-inches in depth so the transponder can easily integrate into a wide range of aircraft. Installation is further simplified as Garmin has created a new configuration wizard which streamlines the GTX 335 w/GPS configuration process, offering less experienced installers or your A&P mechanic a simplified way to complete the setup. Using the included STC product registration card, an STC permission letter will be granted for each aircraft in which the GTX 335 w/GPS is installed, and installation documents will be included within the STC permission letter retrieval process.  Please contact Mike for more information on this special.

 

G5 Electronic Flight Instrument for Certificated Aircraft

Glass Upgrade for DG/HSI and Attitude Instruments in GA Aircraft

  • Replaces traditional electromechanical instruments; can be configured in attitude, DG/HI/HSI and turn coordinator positions
  • Bright, sunlight-readable 3.5" LCD color display, sized to fit standard 3-1/8" instrument cutout
  • Certified via approved model list (AML) for STC'd installation on more than 560 aircraft makes and models
  • Includes a 4-hour backup battery with battery status indicator
  • Dual G5 installation offers reversionary display capability plus the added redundancy of dual ADAHRS and dual backup batteries


The G5 electronic flight instrument delivers exceptional performance, reliability and ease of installation as a drop-in replacement for primary attitude and/or directional gyros in type-certificated fixed-wing aircraft. Providing an economical upgrade path via a comprehensive approved model list (AML), the compact and cost-effective G5 is bringing modern "glass cockpit" reference to thousands of aircraft that would otherwise depend on older, vacuum-driven equipment.

Affordable Glass Solution

Designed for installation in FAR Part 23 Class 1 and Class 2 aircraft (singles and twins weighing less than 6,000 lbs), the 3.5" G5 display fits into a standard 3-1/8" round cutout, taking up just a fraction of the space and weight previously required by conventional gyro-based instruments. It's valid for flight under VFR and IFR conditions. And, by combining visual cues and data readouts once scattered across a myriad of instruments, G5 makes flight information easier to scan -- so pilots can respond more quickly and intuitively to any inflight situation.

Rock-solid Attitude Reference

When configured as a primary attitude indicator, G5 uses solid-state AHRS reference to provide smooth, steady and reliable horizon-based pitch and roll indications. In addition to aircraft attitude, G5 will also support display of airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, slip/skid, turn rate, configurable V-speed references, barometric setting and selected altitude -- as well as visual alerts upon arriving at a preselected altitude. A built-in GPS receiver provides highly accurate groundspeed and ground track readouts. Plus, a dedicated rotary knob on the unit allows for easy adjustments to altitude bugs and barometric pressure settings.

Gain A Clearer Sense of Direction

To provide even more situational awareness, G5 is also approved for installation as a replacement heading indicator/directional gyro (HI or DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in your panel. When paired with an affordable GMU 11 magnetometer, GAD 29 navigation data interface and select VHF Nav/Comms or GPS navigators, G5 can serve as your primary reference source for magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance -- as well as providing distance and groundspeed indications. The unit displays both vertical and lateral GPS/VOR/LOC course deviation when available. And you can use the G5 instrument's rotary knob to easily make and adjust course selections -- or to control heading bug settings in DG installations. For added system integration, a single magnetometer can supply heading information to 2 G5 units simultaneously.

Dual Displays Double Your Options

By installing dual G5 displays in your panel, you not only gain dedicated instruments for attitude reference and directional gyro/HSI guidance, but you also gain the advantages of backup redundancy with dual ADAHRS and reversionary display capability. In such installations, a secondary G5 can revert to display attitude information (consolidated with heading indication) in the unlikely event of a failure in the primary attitude indicator position. For added "get home" protection, each G5 display is available with a backup lithium-ion battery, which can provide up to 4 hours of emergency operation in case of an aircraft electrical outage or shutdown.

Learn More About G5

With supplemental type certification (STC) provided under an AML covering hundreds of certificated GA aircraft models, a G5 upgrade for your cockpit offers maximum capability and value for minimal downtime, paperwork and expense. You can select from an array of approved installation configurations incorporating single or dual G5 displays (please note the AML STC does not currently include support for autopilot interfaces). And no matter which installation you choose, you'll be flying with the peace of mind that comes with our industry-leading Garmin warranty backed by our No. 1-ranked product support team. please contact Mike for more details on the G5 glass upgrade for your aircraft.


New Garmin GMA 342 & 345 Audio Panels

GMA 345/342 Satisfaction Guarantee Program for Slide-in Installations

If upon completion of an initial evaluation flight after purchase and installation of the Garmin GMA 345 or GMA 342 you are not satisfied with the GMA 345 or GMA 342 installed, you may elect to have the GMA 340 or select slide-in compatible, third-party audio panel that was removed reinstalled and receive a complete refund of the GMA 345 or GMA 342 purchase price, including a reinstallation credit.

This offer is available to customers who purchase the GMA 345 or GMA 342 to upgrade their existing GMA 340 or select third-party audio panels, which include the following:

  • PMA 8000 series and 450 series audio panels
  • Avidyne AMX 240
  • Bendix/King KMA 30

This offer is available through Dec. 31, 2017.

Garmin reserves the right to rescind or change this offer. This offer is only available through participating Garmin Authorized Dealers and may not be combined with any other offer directly from Garmin. For more information please contact Mike

 

Garmin GMA 342 Audio Panel

Affordable Audio Control for Your Certified Avionics

  • Draws on top-end Garmin audio technology for "home theater" quality sound with dedicated music volume knobs for pilot and copilot
  • 3D Audio processing helps pilots "locate" inputs coming into their headsets
  • Advanced Auto Squelch technology automatically adapts to quiet or noisy environments without clipping words or cutting out during conversation
  • Digital voice recorder offers instant replay of comm radio inputs
  • Offers slide-in replacement upgrade for GMA 340 and select third-party audio panels

For pilots who want the best of the basics in audio control, combined with rich "home theater" quality sound, the GMA 342 all-digital audio panel is a perfect fit. It's affordably priced yet loaded with features previously found only on high-end audio management systems. Plus, for easy system upgrade, it offers direct slide-in replacement for legacy GMA 340 or select third-party audio control panels. So it doesn't take long for your installer to pull out the old and slide in the new.

Easy Connections, Better Communications

With its advanced sound processing and distribution features, GMA 342 offers a superior inflight audio experience. It can support dual comm, dual nav, 3 aux receivers and 2 wired stereo music inputs --enhanced with bass boost levels, equalizer settings and exclusive 3D Audio technology that spatially separates the multiple communication sources entering your headset. Other highlights include industry-leading Auto Squelch, a digital clearance recorder and marker beacon receiver. A 3.5-mm audio jack on the faceplate allows smartphones, tablets or music players to be plugged in and routed through the cabin headsets, with selectable instant muting when radio calls are received from ATC.

Enjoy a Little Traveling Music

GMA 342 really shines when it comes to music support. You can connect up to 2 dedicated stereo music sources via the unit's rear connectors (think of a wired SiriusXM satellite music receiver plus an auxiliary music device), and then add a third mobile device into the front plug-in jack. You can select any one of these 3 sources from the audio unit, so it's easy to route cell phone calls or music inputs to pilot, copilot and passenger headsets -- up to 6 locations in all.

Listen in Virtual 3-D

For your radio communications, advanced 3-D digital sound processing, first introduced to general aviation by Garmin, enables GMA 342 to approximate how the human ear normally hears and registers multiple audio sources in space. With stereo headsets, incoming audio is spatially separated to reflect how different audio sources come from different directions around you. This makes it easier to distinguish one source from another -- and helps you focus on the higher-priority calls coming into your headset. For example, COMM 1 will seem like it's coming from the left while COMM 2 will seem to be coming from the right.

Get Instant Replay on ATC Calls and Clearances

An automatic digital voice recorder on GMA 342 continuously captures the last 60 seconds of incoming active comm audio for instant playback with a single button press. Any pilot who's ever missed an ATC call, frequency assignment or clearance amendment will appreciate the value of this handy "say again" function.

High-performance Auto Squelch

To further enhance the cockpit audio experience, advanced Auto Squelch technology on GMA 342 automatically adapts to a quiet or noisy environment without clipping words or cutting out during conversation. A high-performance digital signal processor constantly monitors ambient noise level and automatically adjusts the mic squelch level required to keep intercom conversation as comfortable and natural as possible -- whether you're talking over engine noise in flight or quietly going through your preflight checklist on the ground. The unit's Auto Squelch technology automatically adjusts for these variances, allowing you to speak at normal levels, no matter what the ambient sound conditions may be.

Easy Installation/Upgrade

Upgrading the audio experience in your cockpit is easy with GMA 342. It's fully rack-and-pin compatible in dual-Comm installations with the Garmin GMA 340 as well as select third-party audio panels. So, swap-out replacement takes minimal downtime. The audio panel's built-in intercom and marker beacon help further reduce installation time for the system. And since it can operate on either 14 or 28 volts, there's no need for any external voltage regulators or the wiring that goes with them. Fast, easy, affordable -- that's the GMA 342 audio upgrade path.

 

Garmin GMA 345 Audio Panel

Bluetooth Audio Panel for Your Certified Avionics

  • Bluetooth connectivity enables easy access to phone calls and audio entertainment
  • Draws on top-end Garmin audio technology for "home theater" quality sound with dedicated music volume knobs for pilot and copilot
  • 3D Audio processing helps pilots "locate" inputs coming into their headsets
  • USB charging port provides power for smartphones, tablets, music players and more
  • Offers slide-in replacement upgrade for GMA 340 and select third-party audio panels

Bringing rich "home theater" quality sound and wireless Bluetooth audio connectivity to your avionics stack, the GMA 345 digital audio panel offers a superior inflight audio experience at an affordable price. Featuring 3-D spatial sound processing, a USB charging port, marker beacon receiver, advanced Auto Squelch, clearance playback and impressive audio mixing and distribution features, this all-digital unit offers the ideal blend of capabilities for pilots who want to hear and do more with less effort in the cockpit. Plus, it's an easy slide-in upgrade from select third-party audio panels or legacy GMA 340 units.

Connect Wirelessly with Bluetooth

Built-in Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy for you to wirelessly pair your smartphone or other compatible device with the audio system. So, you can make and receive calls in the cockpit, as well as stream audio entertainment through as many as 6 headset positions in the aircraft. The powered 2.1 amp USB port on the unit's faceplate helps keep your phones and mobile devices charged. Moreover, GMA 345 features 2 dedicated rear audio connections, allowing hardwired sources -- such as SiriusXM satellite radio or other high-fidelity music inputs -- to be played and distributed through the audio system. Music effects also add to the rich audio experience provided by GMA 345. You can select enhanced bass boost levels as well as equalizer effects that include rock, classical and pop audio profiles.

Listen in Virtual 3-D

What is 3-D audio?

For your radio communications, advanced 3-D digital sound processing, first introduced to general aviation by Garmin, enables GMA 345 to approximate how the human ear normally hears and registers multiple audio sources in space. With stereo headsets, incoming audio is spatially separated to reflect how different audio sources are coming from different directions around you. This makes it easier to distinguish one source from another -- and helps you focus on the higher-priority calls coming into your headset. For example, COMM 1 will seem like it's coming from the left while COMM 2 will seem to be coming from the right.

Get Instant Replay on ATC Calls and Clearances

An automatic digital voice recorder on the audio panel continuously captures the last 60 seconds of incoming active comm audio for instant playback on request with a single button press. Any pilot who's ever missed an ATC call, frequency assignment or clearance amendment will appreciate the value of this handy "say again" function.

Experience Advanced Audio Processing

At full capacity, GMA 345 will support dual comm, dual nav and multiple aux receivers -- totaling up to 7 radios. There's a 6-place automatic VOX intercom with 3 modes of isolation. And a split-comm mode lets the pilot and copilot broadcast on independent frequencies. For example, the pilot can use COMM 1 while the copilot uses COMM 2.

To further enhance the cockpit audio experience, advanced Auto Squelch technology on GMA 345 automatically adapts to a quiet or noisy environment without clipping words or cutting out during conversation. A high-performance digital signal processor constantly monitors ambient noise level and automatically adjusts the mic squelch level required to keep intercom conversation as comfortable and natural as possible -- whether you're talking over engine noise in flight or quietly going through your preflight checklist on the ground. The unit's Auto Squelch technology automatically adjusts for these variances, allowing you to speak at normal levels, no matter what the ambient sound conditions may be.

Capture Cockpit Audio on Your Video

GMA 345 can pair via Bluetooth with the VIRB Ultra 30 series of HD action cameras -- allowing you to overlay intercom audio and ATC communications on the HD inflight video you're shooting. Since there's no headset audio cable required, your VIRB action camera is free to move about the cabin so you can shoot from the best possible angle.

Easy Installation/Upgrade

Upgrading the audio experience in your cockpit is easy with GMA 345. It's fully rack-and-pin compatible in dual-Comm installations with the Garmin GMA 340 as well as select third-party audio panels. So, it doesn't take long for your installer to pull out the old and slide in the new. The audio panel's built-in intercom and marker beacon help further reduce installation time for the system. And since it can operate on either 14 or 28 volts, there's no need for any external voltage regulators or the wiring that goes with them. Fast, easy, affordable -- that's the GMA 345 audio upgrade path.


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