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Garmin® Enhances New and Existing G500 and G600 Glass Flight Display Systems

Garmin® Enhances New and Existing G500 and G600 Glass Flight Display Systems

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced enhanced capability and an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight display systems. Pilots will experience a faster, more responsive and modernized mapping display, complete with a number of enhancements that bring new capabilities to these flight displays. In addition to a… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Apr-15

7 Technologies That Can Reduce Helicopter Accidents

7 Technologies That Can Reduce Helicopter Accidents

New aviation technologies can provide a variety of solutionsthat can directly and indirectly address safety issues related to worldwide civil helicopter operations.  In addition, the targeted use of enhanced aviation systems in the cockpit can contribute to accident prevention and an increase in accident survivability. With this in mind, the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST)… Read more »

Source: IHST, 24-Oct-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $8.8M delivery order for MH-60 Terrain Awareness Warning System

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.8M delivery order for MH-60 Terrain Awareness Warning System

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,879,035 for delivery order 4001 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring efforts for software modifications required for MH-60 Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS II) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast enhancements, including integration of the TAWS II software into… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Sep-14

FAA warns helicopter pilots over use of Garmin 400/500 GPS with TAWS

FAA warns helicopter pilots over use of Garmin 400/500 GPS with TAWS

SAIB: SW-11-24 This is information only.  Recommendations aren’t mandatory. Introduction This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is to inform owners and operators of rotorcraft equipped with Garmin 400/500 series GPS Navigation Systems, with the activated function of Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS) designed for use in fixed wing airplanes.  There is an airworthiness concern regarding… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Mar-11