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Volusia County Mosquito Control orders MD520N

Volusia County Mosquito Control orders MD520N

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today a contract with Volusia County Mosquito Control, Volusia County, Florida, to manufacture and deliver a new MD 520N helicopter. The new MD 520N will join the Mosquito Control Unit’s two MD 500E helicopters to expand the department’s ability to inspect and treat the region’s wet and dry lands not… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Mar-15

Garmin Introduces Helicopter-Specific ADS-B Solutions

Garmin Introduces Helicopter-Specific ADS-B Solutions

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink. Helicopter owners and operators are offered added safety benefits with the GDL 84H and GDL 88H, which meet equipage requirements for ADS-B Out while receiving ADS-B In traffic and weather on a… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 27-Feb-15

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Garmin launches more classes for pilots

Garmin launches more classes for pilots

We are thrilled to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2015, which will include more live classes and eLearning courses! Just as we have for the last several years, we will again offer scheduled classes for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series and G500/G600 glass flight display systems, in addition to on demand G1000, G3000,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Feb-15

Kings Avionics completes first helicopter field installation of GRA55/GI205

Kings Avionics completes first helicopter field installation of GRA55/GI205

Kings Avionics of Henderson, Nevada, has completed the first field installation of a Garmin GRA55 radar altimeter and a Garmin GI205 remote display screen on any helicopter platform. This installation, on a Bell 206L-1 for a rotary fleet operator, was completed in advance of the 2017 mandate that all Part 135 operators have a radar… Read more »

Source: Kings Avionics, 16-Feb-15

Robinson Adds Garmin G500H and Autopilot to R66 Options

Robinson Adds Garmin G500H and Autopilot to R66 Options

Robinson Helicopter Company announces the Garmin G500H Avionics Display System and the Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS autopilot are now available as options on new 2015 R66 Turbine helicopters. The G500H is a combination Primary Flight Display and Multifunction Display (PFD/MFD) that provides flight instrument, moving map navigation, and situational awareness information on dual screens. Garmin’s Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 19-Jan-15

Garmin details ADS-B Out Benefits and Incentives

Garmin details ADS-B Out Benefits and Incentives

Over the next two decades, the FAA is predicting a steady growth in air travel and to better prepare for the forecasted increase, an overhaul of the national airspace system is warranted. Older generation technology such as radar-based air traffic surveillance and navigation by reference to land-based navigational aids simply cannot sustain the anticipated air… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 19-Jan-15

Garmin G500H Glass Panels Installed in Guidance Aviation fleet

Garmin G500H Glass Panels Installed in Guidance Aviation fleet

Garmin G500H glass panels have been installed in the Guidance Aviation helicopter fleet. Last year, the primary helicopter flight training organization with flight operations in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced their decision to upgrade their aircraft. Now, the organization’s fleet upgrade is in its final phase with all of the IFR fleet installations… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 13-Jan-15

Garmin Optimizes GWX 70H Weather Radar, GTR 225 COM and GNC 255 NAV/COM for Helicopter Operations

Garmin Optimizes GWX 70H Weather Radar, GTR 225 COM and GNC 255 NAV/COM for Helicopter Operations

Garmin continues to make a series of investments into developing a robust lineup of helicopter solutions, which are tailored to the unique missions carried out by these operators. Our latest additions include Night Vision Goggle (NVG) capable versions of our popular GTR 225 COM and GNC 255 NAV/COM radios, as well as the introduction of… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 09-Jan-15

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Garmin Announces New Datalink Weather Receiver

Garmin Announces New Datalink Weather Receiver

Today, Garmin announces the new GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM datalink receivers. These new datalink receivers offer access to new weather service packages with lower activation fees, which are made available by SiriusXM and their latest G4 satellite network. The GDL 69A SXM receiver provides both pilots and passengers with SiriusXM Satellite Radio audio… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Dec-14

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New Pricing and Packages for Global Aviation Weather, Texting and Voice Services!

New Pricing and Packages for Global Aviation Weather, Texting and Voice Services!

We’re thrilled to offer a new, limited time promotion, which allows even more affordable access to global weather, texting and voice calling. Whether you find yourself flying in Europe, Australia or anywhere in between, staying in touch with loved ones and accessing the weather you need is now more affordable than ever. Save money today… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 14-Nov-14

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Garmin introduces New Cost-Effective ADS-B Solution for GA

Garmin introduces New Cost-Effective ADS-B Solution for GA

Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GDL 84 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink, which is the latest addition to Garmin’s comprehensive lineup of certified ADS-B solutions. The GDL 84 provides an all-inclusive, minimally intrusive solution for aircraft owners looking to satisfy the requirements of NextGen,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 29-Oct-14

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Enstrom Delivers First 480B-G

Enstrom Delivers First 480B-G

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation celebrated delivery of the first model 480B-G to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire today. The 480B-G is equipped with the Garmin G1000H glass cockpit. “I’m a tech junkie,” says Rick. “When I heard about the Garmin G1000H, I had to have it. Partner it with the Enstrom 480B, and it’s my perfect… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 10-Oct-14

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Garmin AOA FAA Approved, Now Shipping

Garmin AOA FAA Approved, Now Shipping

Garmin is pleased to announce our Angle of Attack (AOA) system is now shipping and approved by the FAA for installation in a wide variety of general aviation aircraft. The entire system is comprised of the GI 260 AOA indicator, GAP 26 angle of attack probe and GSU 25 air data computer, which combine to… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 25-Sep-14

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FAA approves Enstrom 480B-G – the Garmin G1000H equipped 480

FAA approves Enstrom 480B-G – the Garmin G1000H equipped 480

Enstrom is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has certified the Garmin G1000H all-glass, integrated flight deck for installation in its 480B helicopter model. The new configuration will be designated the 480B-G. “This program is a significant milestone for Enstrom as we continue with future developments in our product line offerings” said Tracy Biegler,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 30-Jul-14

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Garmin Pilot goes global

Garmin Pilot goes global

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced worldwide coverage of the Garmin Pilot application for iPad and iPhone, which provides flight planning capabilities, comprehensive weather information and full-featured navigation. Pilots also have access to expanded coverage of European charts in a single application, including… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 18-Jul-14

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Kings Avionics completes first slant-panel GTN750 installation into MD520N

Kings Avionics completes first slant-panel GTN750 installation into MD520N

Kings Avionics, Inc., a leader in avionics sales, installation, and service, announced today that it has completed and obtained certification on the first retrofit, slant-panel installation of the Garmin GTN 750 Navigator into an MD520N model helicopter. Certification was obtained via field approval from the Salt Lake City Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). The installation… Read more »

Source: Kings Avionics, 16-Jul-14

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ADS-B and Your Aircraft: When will you equip?

ADS-B and Your Aircraft: When will you equip?

The benefits of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) are here and as the FAA has recently made it clear, the ADS-B equipment mandate is not in jeopardy of missing the 2020 deadline. With the construction of the ADS-B network of ground stations completed, the benefits of complying with ADS-B are available today and we can take… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 08-Jul-14

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Garmin celebrates the 10th Anniversary of G1000

Garmin celebrates the 10th Anniversary of G1000

Garmin is proud to celebrate today, the tenth anniversary of delivering the G1000 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) to customers. The first announcement of the revolutionary G1000 IFD was in March 2003, when Cessna Aircraft Company announced the selection of G1000 for the Citation Mustang, which was in development at the time. Additional announcements by a… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 27-Jun-14

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Garmin names new Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Garmin names new Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that Doug Boessen has joined the company and will serve as chief financial officer and treasurer beginning July 31. Boessen recently served as CFO for Collective Brands, Inc. where he began as associate controller in 1997.  He brings extensive consumer brands and public… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 04-Jun-14

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Skye Avionics upgrades Wisk Air Helicopters Bell 407′s

Skye Avionics upgrades Wisk Air Helicopters Bell 407′s

Skye Avionics recently finished upgrading all of Wisk Air Helicopters Fleet of Bell 407 Helicopters. The upgrade involved removing the Bendix/King KY196A VHF radios and installing Garmin GTR 225B VHF radios. Over the last couple of years Skye Avionics has been working with Wisk Air to standardize their fleet and modernize it. This upgrade now makes… Read more »

Source: Skye Avionics, 22-May-14

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MacNeil Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e with Garmin G500H glass cockpit

MacNeil Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e with Garmin G500H glass cockpit

One of America’s leading entrepreneurs is the proud owner of a new, customized AS350 B3e helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI). David MacNeil, owner of MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd. in Bolingbrook, Ill. has taken delivery of the aircraft that he will use in business travels for his highly successful company that manufactures the acclaimed… Read more »

24-Apr-14

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Frasca first to integrate Garmin’s GTN 650 into Flight Simulators

Frasca first to integrate Garmin’s GTN 650 into Flight Simulators

Frasca International, Inc. Urbana, IL has recently delivered flight training devices (FTDs) with Garmin GTN 650 avionics, making them the first simulator manufacturer to integrate these new avionics into FTDs. Garmin’s GTN 650/750 series is the long-awaited replacement for the incredibly popular GNS 430/530 series. It features the latest WAAS GPS features, electronic charts, integrated… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 16-Apr-14

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Gama Engineering wins UK Army Gazelle avionics update contract

Gama Engineering wins UK Army Gazelle avionics update contract

Gama Engineering Ltd, the Fairoaks Airport, UK based EASA Part 21J and UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Design Approved Organisation Status company, has been awarded a contract to supply the design solution and major parts for a Traffic Alerting System, GPS and 8.33kHz VHF Comms upgrade to a number of Airbus Helicopters’ Gazelle helicopters for… Read more »

Source: Gama Engineering, 11-Apr-14

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Garmin Introduces European FliteCharts

Garmin Introduces European FliteCharts

Garmin continues to expand its global aviation chart coverage with the release of European terminal charts, including instrument approach charts, SIDs, STARs, and airport diagrams. These charts are the most recent addition to the growing list of worldwide aviation charting products available from Garmin, which are compatible with select Garmin avionics and portables. Additional charts… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 06-Apr-14

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Come See Garmin at the Sun-n-Fun Fly-In

Come See Garmin at the Sun-n-Fun Fly-In

We’re heading down to Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida today for the 40th annual fly-in! We’ve made several new product announcements over the past few weeks and we’ll have everything on display at the show so you’ll want to be sure you stop by and see Garmin! If you’re a homebuilder, be sure to… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 01-Apr-14

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Garmin Introduces VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and Aviator Action Pack

Garmin Introduces VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and Aviator Action Pack

Garmin is excited to announce an aviation-specific addition to the VIRB action camera family. VIRB, the first true HD 1080p action camera offers the aviation market new capabilities brought on by several new accessories. VIRB Elite features a unique 1.4-inch Chroma™ color display, which makes setup and playback simple and ensures pilots capture the in-flight… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 01-Apr-14

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Garmin Expands Radar Altimeter Product Line

Garmin Expands Radar Altimeter Product Line

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a comprehensive radar altimeter solution that expands upon Garmin’s high-performance, all digital GRA 5500 radar altimeter to include the GRA 55, a best-in-class and cost-effective radar altimeter designed specifically for helicopters and general aviation aircraft. The GRA… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Mar-14

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Garmin details Heli-Expo booth display

Garmin details Heli-Expo booth display

We’ve had enough of the cold Kansas City weather so we’re heading to California this week! If you’re planning to see what the World’s largest helicopter trade show of the year has to offer, don’t forget to come by and say ‘Hi!’ to Garmin and see what we helicopter solutions we have to offer. G500H… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 26-Feb-14

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Metro Aviation becomes first to STC new Garmin GTN System for EC135 SP-IFR

Metro Aviation becomes first to STC new Garmin GTN System for EC135 SP-IFR

Metro Aviation is known for staying ahead of the curve and recently completed a year-long process to STC the new Garmin GTN 650/750 for the EC135 helicopter. Metro is the first to STC the equipment for Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) rotorcraft and has already installed the equipment on two experimental aircraft with plans to install… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Feb-14

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Glass Panel Display STC for Enstrom Helicopters Nears Final Approval

Glass Panel Display STC for Enstrom Helicopters Nears Final Approval

Aspen STC, Inc. in partnership with Alternative Avionics today announced they have passed the flight test phase of the FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process with Aspen Avionics’ Evolution EFD 1000H Pro Primary Flight Display, and EFD 500H/1000H Multi-Function Displays. The STC will cover installation in most Enstrom helicopter models. Aspen STC, Inc. designed the… Read more »

Source: Aspen STC, 22-Feb-14

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Garmin introduces GXM42 Portable Aviation Weather Receiver

Garmin introduces GXM42 Portable Aviation Weather Receiver

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the GXM 42, a portable SiriusXM Aviation weather receiver which allows pilots to access new weather services made available by SiriusXM and their enhanced satellite network. The GXM 42 is the latest addition to a vast lineup… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Feb-14

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Garmin Pilot App Adds 3-D Synthetic Vision Capability

Garmin Pilot App Adds 3-D Synthetic Vision Capability

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced an updated version of the Garmin Pilot application for the iPad and iPhone featuring synthetic vision as an option for premium subscribers. 3D Vision incorporates GPS-derived airspeed, altitude, and vertical speed overlaid on rich 3D topographic landscape…. Read more »

Source: Garmin, 21-Feb-14

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Guidance Aviation upgrading R22/R44/R66 fleet with glass panels

Guidance Aviation upgrading R22/R44/R66 fleet with glass panels

As Robinson Helicopters announces the introduction of glass instrument panels and advanced avionics for the R22, R44, and R66′s, Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana is upgrading its fleet with Garmin G500H glass panels. “We decided a while back to invest in fleet upgrades that would better represent industry standards and provide… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 19-Feb-14

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Garmin recognizes a GPS milestone in aviation

Garmin recognizes a GPS milestone in aviation

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the Garmin GPS 155 receiving FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization, the industry’s first FAA TSO-C129 approach approved IFR GPS receiver. The GPS 155 TSO received FAA TSO approval on February 16, 1994,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 14-Feb-14

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Robinson introduces glass avionics across all models

Robinson introduces glass avionics across all models

Robinson Helicopter Company is introducing a new line of instrument panels and avionics for the R22, R44, and R66. The new line includes, as optional equipment, Garmin’s GTN 600/700 touch-screen navigators, as well as Aspen Avionics’ Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multifunction Display (MFD) systems. Garmin’s GTR 225B COM radio, GMA 350H audio panel, GDL… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 10-Feb-14

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Garmin Pilot Adds Enhancements to iOS and Android

Garmin Pilot Adds Enhancements to iOS and Android

It’s been an exciting year for Garmin Pilot so far and we’re only 21 days into it! We’re thrilled to kick off the 2014 with a new release on both operating platforms. Version 6.0 for iOS and Version 2.8 for Android mobile devices are available for update and offer a number of enhancements and integration… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Jan-14

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Garmin Brings Portable Attitude and ADS-B Datalink Together With New GDL39 3D

Garmin Brings Portable Attitude and ADS-B Datalink Together With New GDL39 3D

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GDL 39 3D, a portable ADS-B and GPS receiver which adds simultaneous display of aircraft attitude information (pitch and roll), alongside rich, interactive mapping, traffic, and weather within the Garmin Pilot™ application. The GDL 39 3D… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Jan-14

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Garmin G500/G600 Flight Display updates add new capabilities

Garmin G500/G600 Flight Display updates add new capabilities

Garmin is pleased to offer increased capability of our G500/G600 flight displays. Software version 6.21 includes a number of benefits and features that are specific to certain airframes and installations. The latest software enables a number of capabilities, including: Control the Altitude Preselect for KFC 200/250 autopilots with the G500/G600 PFD, when paired with a… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 23-Dec-13

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New flyGarmin Videos Demonstrate Aviation Database Updates

New flyGarmin Videos Demonstrate Aviation Database Updates

This time of year often brings back fond memories of doing my aircraft preflight on an icy, snow-covered ramp. The winds were inevitably gusting to 20 knots, and in an attempt to sump 100LL from my Cessna 172, fuel sprayed all over my frozen hand. Why did I enjoy flying again? If you’re like me and… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 19-Dec-13

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Equip Your Aircraft To Comply with ADS-B Before It’s Too Late!

Equip Your Aircraft To Comply with ADS-B Before It’s Too Late!

2,210 days remain until pilots in the United States must equip their aircraft to comply with ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast). If you haven’t given it much thought because the year 2020 seems like an eternity from now, I might just give you a reason or two to start planning! Why are we transitioning?… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Dec-13

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Garmin launches G5000™ eLearning Training Course

Garmin launches G5000™ eLearning Training Course

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced interactive, web-based pilot training for the G5000 integrated flight deck. Self-paced lessons help pilots streamline their initial flight training with the G5000 and offer a convenient, online course for future training purposes. “Garmin continues to offer cutting-edge training… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 13-Nov-13

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Garmin offers new worldwide weather pricing and position reporting service

Garmin offers new worldwide weather pricing and position reporting service

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced new and simple worldwide weather pricing plans as well as a new position reporting service, both utilizing our global connectivity services. These services offer pilots seamless access to weather products around the world and supply position information… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 30-Oct-13

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Garmin continues to enhance GTN™ capability with Class A TAWS and more

Garmin continues to enhance GTN™ capability with Class A TAWS and more

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced expanded capabilities and new features for the GTN series. With the latest software, operators have access to optional Class A TAWS, ADS-B out compatibility with select third-party transponders, and scheduled message alerting. “The GTN provides owners and… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 30-Oct-13

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Garmin announces D2™ Pilot Watch, first GPS watch designed for aviators

Garmin announces D2™ Pilot Watch, first GPS watch designed for aviators

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced another aviation first, a premium GPS watch designed specifically for aviators. D2’s features include Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest navigation functions, as well as a built-in altimeter with adjustable baro setting, altitude alerting capabilities, display of both… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 09-Oct-13

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Bell SLS will have Garmin G1000H Integrated Avionics System

Bell SLS will have Garmin G1000H Integrated Avionics System

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a long-term contract with the global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), to provide the G1000H Integrated Avionics Suite for Bell Helicopter’s new short light single (SLS) aircraft . The all-glass avionics system digitally presents critical flight… Read more »

Source: Bell, 24-Sep-13

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FreeFlight Systems Develops ADS-B Out Retrofit Option for Garmin GTX 330 Mode S Transponders

FreeFlight Systems Develops ADS-B Out Retrofit Option for Garmin GTX 330 Mode S Transponders

FreeFlight Systems announced today it is interfacing it Model 1201 WAAS/GPS sensor with the Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder to provide an additional 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (1090ES) ADS-B Out upgrade solution for GTX 330 owners. Under a technology licensing agreement between FreeFlight Systems and Garmin, FreeFlight Systems is enabling the 1201 WAAS/GPS sensor… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 14-Sep-13

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Garmin offers Canadian FliteCharts

Garmin offers Canadian FliteCharts

You have been asking and we’ve been listening! Pilot’s around the world update their Garmin certified and portable GPS units on our flyGarmin website and we’re excited to offer our customers even more options. For pilots flying into and out of Canada, the option to download approach chart data is now available! Canadian FliteCharts are available for… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Aug-13

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American Eurocopter delivers first two EC130T2s to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

American Eurocopter delivers first two EC130T2s to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

American Eurocopter has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for installing the Garmin G500H “glass cockpit” multifunction electronic flight display system in the EC130 T2 helicopter. Launch customer Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the only helicopter tour company serving all four major Hawaiian Islands, has received the first two G500H equipped EC130 T2s… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 29-Jul-13

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Pacific Coast Avionics Receives Garmin Dealer Award

Pacific Coast Avionics Receives Garmin Dealer Award

Dewey Conroy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Coast Avionics Corporation has announced that his firm has received its fifteenth consecutive annual award as a Garmin Platinum Elite Dealer. “We are very pleased to be recognized by Garmin as a Platinum Elite Dealer,” said Conroy. “To have received this award for the fifteenth… Read more »

Source: Pacific Coast Avionics, 18-Jul-13

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Bristow Academy introduces fourth R44 IR trainer

Bristow Academy introduces fourth R44 IR trainer

Bristow Academy have announced on their Facebook page that their fourth glass cockpit instrument trainer has arrived at their base at Titusville in Florida.  The panel includes a full Garmin G500H fit.  The ramp photo here is of their third R44 IR trainer N448BA as the photo of the fourth one – N449BA – is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jul-13

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Scandinavian Avionics receives Garmin award

Scandinavian Avionics receives Garmin award

Scandinavian Avionics has received the Garmin Platinum Award for Elite Performance 2012, which represents the highest level of sales performance, technical expertise and customer service within the Garmin International avionics distributor network. Manager, EMEA Sales & Marketing at Garmin, Trevor Pegrum comments: “Scandinavian Avionics has repeatedly shown that they are one of the top Garmin… Read more »

Source: Scandinavian Avionics, 05-Jul-13

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Canada – Maxcraft Avionics adds EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355 to Garmin G500H STC

Canada – Maxcraft Avionics adds EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355 to Garmin G500H STC

TC STC SH12-43 for installation of the Garmin G500H Flight Display System revised to include the following models: AS350 B, B1, B2, B3 BA, D, AS355 E, F, F1, F2, N, NP, EC130 B4 and EC120 B rotorcraft. Approval for the G500H includes installation of interfaced systems including Garmin’s Digital AHRS and ADC, WAAS GPS… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 01-Jul-13

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Garmin Pilot App Adds Dynamic Maps with Track Up

Garmin Pilot App Adds Dynamic Maps with Track Up

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced an updated version of the Garmin Pilot app for the iPad and iPhone that incorporates Garmin’s best-in-class dynamic navigation maps. The new dynamic maps enable numerous capabilities including track-up orientation, faster map rendering, higher resolution at tighter… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 05-Apr-13

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Garmin® Introduces New Avionics for Experimental Aircraft

Garmin® Introduces New Avionics for Experimental Aircraft

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced seven new, affordable products for experimental and light sport aircraft that offer enhanced capabilities, reduced weight and simplified installation. Garmin’s new lower cost and lighter weight Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System (ADAHRS) and new Engine Indication… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 26-Mar-13

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Enstrom selects Garmin G1000H for 480B

Enstrom selects Garmin G1000H for 480B

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has selected the G1000H all-glass, integrated flight deck for its 480B helicopter model. The new 480B flight deck was introduced today at the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. “The Enstrom 480B is… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 05-Mar-13

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Garmin optimizes GTN™ series for helicopter operations

Garmin optimizes GTN™ series for helicopter operations

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced new features and capabilities of the GTN series touchscreen GPS/NAV/COM that address the specific needs of helicopter operations. Enhancements include environmental qualification meeting stringent helicopter vibration and temperature testing standards, optional Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatibility, optional… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 05-Mar-13

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Flight planning made easier with FlyGarmin

Flight planning made easier with FlyGarmin

There comes a point during winter where it’s been too cold for too long and there’s not much to do except watch the snow pile up in the backyard and wonder if it’s ever going to warm up. In an attempt to shift my mindset (and maybe yours!) we’re going to pretend to take a… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 21-Feb-13

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Latest NavData offers lower approach minimums

Latest NavData offers lower approach minimums

As an instrument rated pilot, it often times feels as though we’re behind the power curve (pun intended) when it comes to the various types of instrument approaches. Jeppesen recently incorporated a series of Localizer Performance (LP) type approaches in the most recent navigation database, cycle 1302, which went into effect on February 7, 2013…. Read more »

Source: Garmin, 15-Feb-13

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Garmin delivers high-performance, all-digital radar altimeter

Garmin delivers high-performance, all-digital radar altimeter

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GRA 5500, a high-performance, all-digital radar altimeter for transport category, helicopter, business and general aviation aircraft. Using patent-pending digital signal processing technology, the GRA 5500 works to provide smooth altitude tracking resulting in a consistent and… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 14-Feb-13

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Garmin Introduces New Series of Aviation VHF Radios

Garmin Introduces New Series of Aviation VHF Radios

-Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a new series of aviation VHF COM and NAV/COM radios, the GTR and GNC series. As the replacement products for the popular SL 30 and SL 40 models, the GTR series COM transceivers and GNC series NAV/COM… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Jan-13

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New GTN features now available via Garmin software update

New GTN features now available via Garmin software update

The cold weather that accompanies this time of year is a constant reminder that snow is on the way here in Kansas. When I was younger, my face was virtually glued to The Weather Channel beginning in October, anxiously awaiting the first Winter Storm Warning that was predicted to dump 6+ inches of snow, securing… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 08-Jan-13

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Kitchener Aero STC’s Garmin G500H in EC120

Kitchener Aero STC’s Garmin G500H in EC120

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) – one of Canada’s premiere avionics and special missions modifiers – is pleased to announce another STC “first” with the completion of a “Glass-Cockpit” upgrade for the Eurocopter EC-120 helicopter. The heart of this mod is the Garmin G500H Flight Display system with Helicopter Synthetic Vision (HSVT), an Altitude Heading Reference… Read more »

Source: Kitchener Aero, 06-Jan-13

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Garmin to join S&P 500

Garmin to join S&P 500

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that it will become a component in the S&P 500 index after the close of trading on Tuesday, December 11. “The S&P 500 index is widely recognized as a bellwether of the American equities market and we are honored to be listed among… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 12-Dec-12

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AgustaWestland unveils AW119Kx with Garmin avionics

AgustaWestland unveils AW119Kx with Garmin avionics

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the launch of the AW119Kx, the latest evolution of the proven and successful AW119 single engine helicopter, which features the Garmin G1000H glass integrated flight deck system and the very latest avionics, including synthetic vision, moving map, highway in the sky and obstacle/terrain avoidance systems, to improve… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Oct-12

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Maxcraft Avionics announces STC for Garmin G500H in AS355

Maxcraft Avionics announces STC for Garmin G500H in AS355

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd., an established Avionics company located on Pitt Meadows Airport near Vancouver, B.C., has announced that they have received Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SH12-43 for installation of the Garmin G500H Flight Display System in Eurocopter AS355 models E, F, F1, F2, N, and NP rotorcraft. Approval for the G500H allows installation of… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 15-Aug-12

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New Features, Capabilities Available for Garmin Pilotâ„¢ App

New Features, Capabilities Available for Garmin Pilotâ„¢ App

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced new features and capabilities for the Garmin Pilot app for iOS® and Androidâ„¢ including support for the GDL® 39 portable ADS-B receiver. When paired with a GDL 39, Garmin Pilot can display subscription-free weather and ADS-B datalink… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 24-Jul-12

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Garmin’s new GWX-70 brings affordable doppler-capable weather radar to GA

Garmin’s new GWX-70 brings affordable doppler-capable weather radar to GA

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GWX 70, a new solid-state weather radar that affordably brings advanced Doppler-enabled features to general aviation aircraft. The GWX 70 combines exceptional range and adjustable scanning profiles with precision target definition for accurate, real-time weather analysis in… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Jul-12

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Garmin rolls out new features for GTNâ„¢ touchscreen avionics

Garmin rolls out new features for GTNâ„¢ touchscreen avionics

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced expanded capabilities for the GTN series touchscreen avionics. The new features include display support for weather radar, advanced ADS-B capabilities, worldwide connectivity, cross fill with the GNS 430W/530W series and more. “The GTN series were designed with a… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Jul-12

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Garmin introduces comprehensive lineup of certified and portable ADS-B solutions

Garmin introduces comprehensive lineup of certified and portable ADS-B solutions

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a comprehensive suite of certified and portable ADS-B solutions, providing options for any aircraft owner to satisfy the U.S. NextGen mandate for ADS-B Out and also gain immediate access to the benefits of ADS-B In including high-integrity… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Jul-12

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Garmin passes milestone: 100th Million product sold

Garmin passes milestone: 100th Million product sold

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that it has sold more than 100 million of its products to motorists, pilots, boaters, runners, cyclists, golfers, hikers, hunters, and geocachers – who all depend on Garmin to help show the way. “This is a tremendous milestone for Garmin.  In just 23… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 02-May-12

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Garmin® Announces Expanded Aviation Charting Capability for Europe

Garmin® Announces Expanded Aviation Charting Capability for Europe

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced expanded electronic charting capabilities for Europe including the availability of European VFR terminal charts and European SafeTaxi® airport diagrams for select Garmin aviation products. “European pilots have asked Garmin to find ways to provide information electronically that… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 18-Apr-12

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Gardner Aviation Services completes 3 Enstrom 480B Garmin G-500H upgrades

Gardner Aviation Services completes 3 Enstrom 480B Garmin G-500H upgrades

Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) subsidiary Gardner Aviation Services (GAS), announces the completion of its 3rd Enstrom 480B Garmin G-500H installation and Avionics upgrade.  The Rotorcraft Services Division (RSD) performed the upgrade for Denver, Colorado based Mountain One Helicopters.  The RSD provides Helicopter-specific Avionics Upgrades/Installs, Airframe Maintenance, and MRO services at GAS’ 35,000 square foot facilities located… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 12-Apr-12

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Garmin offers AC-U-KWIK® data for G500H, G1000H

Garmin offers AC-U-KWIK® data for G500H, G1000H

 Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it will begin offering AC-U-KWIK Airport Directory data for its glass flight decks. “Pilots around the world depend on the AC-U-KWIK directories for up-to-date information on unfamiliar airports,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 27-Mar-12

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Garmin Pilotâ„¢ aviation app launched for iPad and other IOS devices

Garmin Pilotâ„¢ aviation app launched for iPad and other IOS devices

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced Garmin Pilot, a new aviation app for iOS® devices, including the iPad and iPhone®, and Androidâ„¢-based mobile devices. The app brings Garmin’s industry-leading aviation features to tablets and smart phones, offering pilots complete navigation, trip planning, DUAT(S)… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 27-Mar-12

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Garmin offers AC-U-KWIK weather data for G500H and G1000H

Garmin offers AC-U-KWIK weather data for G500H and G1000H

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it will begin offering AC-U-KWIK Airport Directory data for its glass flight decks. “Pilots around the world depend on the AC-U-KWIK directories for up-to-date information on unfamiliar airports,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Mar-12

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