Garmin GDL 84

This is Do-it-all ADS-B

 Under the provisions for NextGen ATC implementation, all aircraft operating in controlled U.S. airspace will need to be equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) "Out" technology before end-of-year 2019. The GDL 84 offers a smart, all-inclusive installed solution for the many GA pilots who operate below Class A airspace (18,000 feet) in the U.S.

Dual-link Means Complete Air-to-air Coverage

Using its built-in WAAS GPS receiver, the GDL 84 generates precise information about your aircraft's position, track and ground speed. It then broadcasts this information to the ADS-B ground station network for relay to ATC and other ADS-B "In" equipped aircraft in the airspace. The dual-link (1090 MHz and 978 MHz) frequency reception capability of the GDL 84 enables it to receive air-to-air position reports directly from other aircraft, so you can always see those ADS-B broadcasting aircraft in your vicinity, regardless of which datalink frequency they're using. Accessing both of the available ADS-B frequencies used in the U.S. system, your GDL 84 ensures a more complete situational picture - for added confidence in all phases of flight.

Stream Weather and Traffic to Your iPad

 The GDL 84 package doesn't depend on an installed display to provide the benefits of ADS-B "In" to your cockpit. With its included Flight Stream wireless gateway device, the GDL 84 works to keep your NextGen compliance costs low, while providing the means to uplink and display subscription-free U.S. ADS-B weather and traffic on your Garmin Pilot equipped iPad or other compatible mobile device. On the weather side, you can view animated NEXRAD imagery, METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and more. Plus, on the traffic side, your tablet can display moving target symbols and alerts to help you recognize any potential conflict scenarios in busy airspace.

Access More Advanced Capabilities

In addition to audible target alerts ("Traffic. Two o'clock. High. Two miles.") the GDL 84 will also support the latest in ADS-B traffic display capabilities, which can be viewed with the Garmin Pilot app on your iPad or other compatible tablet. Our patent-pending TargetTrend relative motion tracking technology, for example, offers a faster, more intuitive way of judging aircraft trajectories and closure rates in relation to your aircraft's flight path. Likewise, in the airport environment, Garmin SURF technology works with SafeTaxi to support geo-referenced display of ADS-B-equipped targets, including taxiing aircraft and ground service vehicles, on the surface diagram.

Single-entry Squawk Code

 The NextGen equipage rules require your ADS-B "Out" source must be able to squawk the same code as your transponder. The GDL 84 has the ability to automatically synchronize with your onboard transponder for its squawk code, and then transmit that data through its own datalink. Not only does this provide a single point of data entry for ADS-B "Out", but it also allows you to meet the new regulations without the need for expensive control system or transponder upgrades. Thus, GDL 84 works in the background to make code entry fast and easy - while helping to make your path to ADS-B compliance as simple, straightforward and cost-effective as possible.

You Can Grow From Here

As the NextGen airspace system evolves, you may find that you want to add ADS-B weather and traffic interface capabilities to an MFD or other navigation display onboard your aircraft. While the GDL 84 is designed for use with compatible tablets and smart devices only, Garmin does offer an easy growth path to installed-system display capability. For a minimal cost, your GDL 84 can be returned to Garmin for factory upgrade to a GDL 88 configuration. With this upgrade, your receiver can bring all the graphical benefits of ADS-B to your in-panel Garmin flight displays.

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Garmin Flight Stream 110/210™


Part of the Garmin Connext family of flight connectivity solutions, the Flight Stream 110/210 is a small wireless gateway that is easily installed in your aircraft, enabling a combination of up to 2 compatible tablets or phones to stream information to and from your avionics system via Bluetooth.  The Flight Stream 110 offers GPS, attitude, weather and traffic streaming from the GDL 88 ADS-B datalink and GDL 69 SiriusXM datalink, while the Flight Stream 210 adds the capability for flight plan syncing with the GTN 750/650 series and GNS 430W/530W series navigators as well as the ability to display attitude information using an on-board AHRS.  As a result, you're able to use your mobile device's touchscreen as a true cockpit interface -- capable of transferring flight plans, streaming high quality GPS and AHRS attitude information to ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot.  FlightStream 210 can also be used for Garmin Pilot's 3-D synthetic vision display, graphically depicting subscription-free weather and traffic with our patent-pending TargetTrend traffic and SURF technology display, controlling your SiriusXM system's audio entertainment channels and much more. 

It's All About Simplifying Your Flying

With the wireless mobility supported by your Flight Stream 210, you'll enjoy more freedom and flexibility in everything from preflight preparations to inflight cockpit management. For example, instead of sitting in a too hot or too cold aircraft to manually enter all flight plan and waypoint information into your GTN or GNS prior to takeoff, simply use the flight plan that you've already created and filed during your pre-flight planning using Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight -- whenever and wherever it's convenient -- and then wirelessly upload it all to your avionics within moments of arriving at the flight line. You save time. You stay comfortable. And you get airborne more quickly, thanks to the upload-and-go convenience of your Flight Stream wireless link.

Wireless Syncing, Brilliant Thinking

 Once you're off and flying, the Flight Stream 110/210 lets you use your iPad, select Android tablet or phone to wirelessly access information from your avionics. So, you can enhance the tablet's map and flight displays with graphical weather, traffic, GPS position reference, AHRS for backup attitude and 3-D synthetic vision displays -- using all of the avionics you've already invested in and reducing clutter from individual portable solutions. What's more with the Flight Stream 210, keeping flight plans in sync between your tablet and your avionics is a cinch: Enter the waypoints, airways or airports on one device, and with a tap or two, your entries are automatically transferred to the other. So, there's no duplication of effort on your part when it comes to keeping everything in sync. 

Get the Most from Your Avionics

When pairing a GNS 430W/530W series navigator and either a GDL 88 ADS-B datalink or GDL 69 SiriusXM datalink -- adding a Flight Stream is an easy way to see all of the weather benefits on a higher resolution display which can include: animated NEXRAD imagery, METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and much more. Even better, use the GDL 88 ADS-B datalink to meet U.S. ADS-B equipage requirements for December 31, 2019 and pair it with a Flight Stream to receive all of the ADS-B traffic and weather benefits right on your iPad using Garmin Pilot.

Take Action Against Distractions

 On a Sirius note, if your aircraft also has a GDL 69/A SiriusXM datalink on its equipment list, you can use the Flight Stream 110/210's Bluetooth connectivity to let your iPad or a passenger's iPhone double as a wireless remote for your SiriusXM satellite audio system. That way, you can access more of the safety-enhancing information you really want to see in the cockpit while utilizing the same technology to minimize distracting interruptions from your channel-surfing audiophiles in the passenger seats. That's the beauty of wireless workload reduction made possible by the Garmin Flight Stream 110/210.  Garmin Pilot app has the ability to look at weather, plan and file flight plans as well as help you navigate. Also, electronic flight bag capabilities help minimize the amount of paper needed for navigation reference in the cockpit. The app comes with IFR high and low enroute charts, VFR sectionals and Garmin FliteCharts. Optional geo-referenced FliteCharts and SafeTaxi diagrams are available to assist in navigating approach procedures and unfamiliar airports, and all charts are downloaded to the device for easy access while in flight. To learn more about the Flight Stream 110/210 or the Garmin Pilot App and for pricing, please contact Mike.

Garmin GTX 335/345


All-in-one WAAS and ADS-B Solution for Aircraft

The GTX 335 and GTX 345 incorporate the popular 1.65-inch (4.2 centimeters) tall panel-mount transponder form factor and boast a bright, sunlight-readable digital display, including a pressure altitude readout and flight timers, along with dedicated buttons for numeric squawk code entry. An option for an integrated WAAS/GPS position source provides aircraft owners and operators with an all-in-one solution that meets worldwide ADS-B "Out" requirements.  The GTX 345 includes a dual-link ADS-B receiver that delivers pilots a complete ADS-B-provided traffic picture. When paired with compatible displays, the GTX 345 adds subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather and ADS-B traffic, incorporating exclusive features such as TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic. Remote mount options are also available for control and display within G1000 and GTN 650/750-equipped aircraft. When paired with an active traffic system, the GTX 345 combines ADS-B traffic targets and active traffic targets to display a comprehensive traffic picture. Beyond the display, the GTX 345 may be integrated into the aircraft's audio panel to provide ATC-like audible alerts, such as "Traffic: 10 o'clock, same altitude, 2 miles," to help pilots keep their eyes outside the cockpit when looking for traffic.  Additionally, an optional altitude encoder is available and conveniently mounts to the transponder backplate for easy installation and service, precluding the need for a static leak check after removal of the transponder for maintenance.

ADS-B "In/Out" for G1000 Integrated Flight Decks

Select G1000 equipped aircraft, either with or without WAAS, now have an elegant and simple path for ADS-B. A remote-mounted version of the GTX 335 or GTX 345 takes the place of the aircraft's transponder and interfaces with either the aircraft's existing WAAS position source or the optional integrated WAAS position source to meet worldwide ADS-B "Out" requirements. The G1000 display interfaces to the transponder to provide squawk code entry and control in the same manner as before. The dual-link GTX 345 provides the capability to display various ADS-B "In" benefits (G1000 software version dependent) on the Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multifunction Display (MFD). Pilots may view subscription-free weather, including NEXRAD, METARs and TAFs, on the MFD as well as ADS-B traffic targets on the MFD and PFD for aircraft equipped with Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT).  Please contact Mike for detailed G1000 compatibility. With Connext technology built-in, additional ADS-B "In" benefits can be wirelessly streamed to a Garmin GPS portable such as the aera 795/796 and the most popular apps in the industry, including Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight Mobile. Additionally, when integrated with an active traffic system, ADS-B traffic and active traffic targets are merged by the GTX 345, giving pilots an optimal traffic picture.

Most Comprehensive Compatibility

In addition to G1000, the GTX 345 integrates with thousands of installed displays to provide the benefits of ADS-B "In," further extending existing avionics investments. This initially includes the popular GTN 650/750 touchscreen series and GNS 430W/530W GPS/NAV/COMM navigators, GMX 200/MX 20, aera 795/796, Garmin Pilot, ForeFlight Mobile and compatible third-party displays. Additionally, customers may pair the GNS 480 with the GTX 335/345 and use the integrated WAAS position source to achieve ADS-B "Out." Support for G500/G600 is expected in Q2 2016, while G3X Touch support is expected in Q3 2016. Pairing the transponder with a display overlays TIS-B traffic and subscription-free FIS-B weather on top of colorful, moving maps with reference to airspace, terrain, flight plan information and more, so it's easier to identify traffic and weather of concern. FIS-B weather products include NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs. Exclusive traffic features such as TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic further enhance the traffic picture.

Enhance the Flying Experience with Wireless Compatibility

Regardless of the existing avionics configuration, the GTX 345 displays an incredible amount of valuable flight information on compatible portable devices. With the GTX 345, customers can wirelessly receive ADS-B traffic and weather as well as precise GPS position data for use within mobile applications. Wireless compatibility initially includes the popular aera 795/796 portable aviation GPS and mobile applications, including Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight Mobile. SVT is enhanced by the AHRS within the transponder, displaying GPS-derived airspeed, altitude and vertical speed overlaid on a rich 3-D topographic landscape. Traffic is also transformed within Garmin Pilot, leveraging the Garmin exclusive TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic technologies.

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Garmin GDL 88 Series

The first dual-link ADS-B solution for Certified Aircraft

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ThThe GDL 88 Series is the first, dual-link solution for certified aircraft that not only provides a path to meet the ADS-B "Out" requirements for many aircraft owners, but also brings subscription-free weather and advanced traffic display to the cockpit. With the GDL 88, Garmin provides a turnkey solution for many aircraft types. Not only does this versatile unit provide both ADS-B "Out" and "In" capability for aircraft operating in U.S. Airspace and below 18,000 feet, but it is also able to receive on both 1090 MHz and 978 MHz UAT frequencies. That means it can link with these other transmitter formats within air-to-air range - and provide the most comprehensive display of ADS-B "Out" equipped traffic targets in the vicinity, regardless of your proximity to a ground station uplink. This all adds up to enhanced flight safety for aircraft equipped with Garmin's dual-link ADS-B transceiver.

The dual-link design overcomes several other limitations inherent with single-link ADS-B options. For example, if your 1090 MHz (Mode S) transponder has extended squitter (ES) functionality for ADS-B "Out", then your GDL 88 can be used in 1090/978 MHz receive mode to provide the display capabilities for ADS-B "In". Aircraft operating outside the U.S or above 18,000 feet may require 1090 MHz with ES compliant mode S transponder with Extended Squitter. In effect, the dual-link Garmin GDL 88 truly offers a more "Universal Access" solution than a single-link UAT. However, if you do only fly below 18,000 feet and stay within U.S. airspace, then the GDL 88 can serve as your all-in-one, ADS-B "Out" and "In" transceiver. Garmin's GDL 88 can provide a robust ADS-B experience for aircraft of all types and sizes. Everything from piston aircraft to larger GA business aircraft can benefit with an appropriately scaled Garmin GDL 88 installation.

Satisfy the ADS-B Mandate

UnUnder the FAA's NextGen air traffic management system, all aircraft in controlled airspace will need to be equipped with ADS-B "Out" technology by 2020. For those who only fly below 18,000 feet and in U.S. airspace, the GDL 88 offers an affordable solution to obtaining compliance. With ADS-B "Out", the GDL 88 gathers information about your position, track and speed from either your existing WAAS GPS source or an optional built-in WAAS receiver. It then broadcasts this information to ADS-B ground stations over the 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) frequency. This gives ATC and ADS-B "In" equipped aircraft a more precise picture of what's happening in the sky, and allows for safe and efficient flight routing.

Subscription-free Aviation Weather

The GDL 88 also features ADS-B "In" datalink technology that allows it to receive subscription-free Flight Information Service- Broadcast (FIS-B) weather broadcast from ADS-B ground stations on the same 978 UAT frequency. The weather content available on this subscription free FIS-B datalink is comparable to the basic subscription services offered by leading commercial satellite weather providers. On a compatible flight display, this uplink allows you to view graphical NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, NOTAMs, TFRs and more. This means there's a real economic advantage to be gained with the Garmin GDL 88 series as the choice for ADS-B 'In'. The FAA's ADS-B datalink traffic and subscription free weather is currently available and operational in many areas across the U.S. (coverage information can be found on Garmin's ADS-B Academy). The FAA plans to have nationwide coverage by the end of 2013.

Spot Potential Traffic Threats

SiSince the GDL 88 has a dual-linked receiver, pilots will get a comprehensive view of all ADS-B "Out" equipped targets in the vicinity. The GDL 88 is also compatible with active traffic systems, enabling it to prioritize multiple traffic inputs and remove duplicate targets by choosing the highest integrity source available. When there are several traffic targets in an area, the advanced display capability of the GTN series will de-clutter the display by grouping the targets and showing only the one that is the highest priority. The pilot can touch a grouped target to ungroup and show all targets in the area. The GTN also allows the pilot to select any target on the display to view more detailed information including closure rate and ground speed.

With a new display feature called "TargetTrend™," Garmin's GDL 88 offers pilots a faster, more intuitive way for pilots to judge the direction and closure rate of intruding targets in relation to the their aircraft's position. Unlike a ground controller's traffic display, which has a fixed reference point, the reference point for your ADS-B airborne display is constantly moving through space. So, rather than a fixed snapshot of the traffic situation, TargetTrend™ provides a more dynamic velocity-based display that shows which aircraft trajectories are most likely to converge with your own. This, in essence, is what TargetTrend™ relative motion display does - providing an easy-to-interpret directional traffic picture that allows for faster, better decision making and increased safety of flight in high-density traffic environments. While today, not all targets will display with TargetTrend relative motion trajectories, as more aircraft become ADS-B 'Out' equipped, the more beneficial this capability will become to pilots.
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Receive Audible Alerts

YoYou can still take advantage of the GDL 88's ADS-B "In" traffic, even if you don't have a compatible flight display to view the data. When appropriately equipped aircraft are in your vicinity, a visual indicator light can alert you when traffic enters your vicinity and audible alerts will let you know of a conflicting aircraft's range, bearing, and relative altitude (when available). You'll hear this information through your cabin audio system in an ATC-like spoken format: "Traffic: 10 O'clock, High (or Low or Same Altitude), 2 miles."

Separate Control Panel Not Required

UnUnder ADS-B requirements, your ADS-B "Out" source must squawk the same code as your transponder. Patent-pending technology allows the GDL 88 to be compatible with a wide range of general aviation transponders - synchronizing squawk code and ident to eliminate the need to install a dedicated UAT control panel. By opting for the "do it all" solution provided by Garmin's GDL 88, your path to ADS-B compliance is as simple, straightforward and cost-effective as it can possibly be.

Enhance Your Reception

AnAntenna options allow the performance of the GDL 88 to be optimized for any type of aircraft. For optimal performance, a diversity antenna version of the GDL 88 with both top- and bottom-mounted antennae enhance the signal reception both above and below, and works to minimize blind spots caused by the wings or fuselage during aircraft maneuvering. This is especially useful in maintaining optimal reception of ADS-B traffic during ground operations. A basic bottom-mount antenna version is also available as a more cost-effective alternative.

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L-3's Next Generation Electronic Standby Instrument System - GENESIS ESI-500 - is one of the most advanced standby instruments designed specifically for Part 23 (Class I, II, and III) airplanes and Part 27 rotorcraft. The compact unit is scalable and comes standard with altitude, attitude, slip/skid, vertical speed (VS) and aircraft track (via ARINC 429 source). Options are available for the display of navigation information and Synthetic Vision (SynVis), including terrain and obstacles. Magnetic heading is an available option when coupled with the low cost and compact MAG- 500 magnetometer. The ESI-500 is compatible with existing NAV radios and GPS hardware. An internal lithium-ion battery pack automatically powers the system without interruption upon loss of main input power.



  • Mirrors PFD presenting attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip data
  • Options for terrain, SynVis, obstacles, heading and navigation
  • Internal lithium-ion battery offers uninterrupted flight datali>
  • Low cost, compact design for piston & turboprop aircraft
  • High-resolution, 24-bit color display
  • 3" round case for easy installation into existing panel cutouts
  • AiAirspeed awareness band highlights aircraft VNE and VMO cues

The L-3 ESI-500 has received an AML-STC covering thousands of aircraft (and 176 different Type Certificates) and is now accepting orders for the system.

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