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Touch and Go
With GTN's revolutionary new touchscreen interface, you're rarely more than 2 taps away from all of the system's primary functions. Quickly pan across the map screen simply by swiping your finger across the 6.9" (GTN 750) or 4.9" (GTN 650) diagonal high resolution TFT display. Or enter waypoint data with the full onscreen keypad. It's even designed with raised grips in the bezel and a shelf across the lower edge of the display that serve as gripping points in both smoother and turbulent flight conditions. Traditional concentric knobs are also available for those who are used to that style of data input. If you have a GNS 430W/530W, your active flight plan automatically crossfills from the GTN to the GNS. You can also manually crossfill user waypoints back and forth between both devices.
Navigate with Ease
The GTN family makes it easier than ever to get where you're going. Graphical flight planning capabilities allow you to preview your entire route on the map screen and easily enter new waypoints or modify existing ones. The system even lets you load Victor and jet airways. A handy "rubber band" feature lets you grab any leg of your flight plan route and move it to accommodate a deviation or ATC amendment to your flight plan. The GTN's also allows you to enter your most recently visited or nearest airports as waypoints and "Direct To" destinations. With high-resolution terrain mapping Ñ including topography features, cities, airports, terminal areas, SUAs and more Ð and optional Class B TAWS alerting, you'll find your way around the airspace safely and with ease. Built-in Garmin U.S. FliteCharts™ or optional Jeppesen®-style ChartView™ (GTN 700 series only), provides you with geo-referenced approach plates and procedures, while Garmin SafeTaxi® lets you see geo-referenced runways, taxiways, FBOs and hangars available in either the U.S., Europe or Canada.
In IFR conditions, you now have more landing options, as well. The SBAS/WAAS-certified, 15-channel GPS receiver generates five position updates per second, enabling you to fly GPS-guided LPV glidepath instrument approaches down to as low as 200 ft. The system also includes a complete package of VHF navigation capabilities, with a 200-channel VOR/ILS with localizer and glidescope. When you load procedures, the GTN will preload NAV frequencies for you to manually switch to and can auto select the VHF NAV source for ILS approaches. In addition, precise course deviation and roll steering outputs can be coupled to select autopilots so that IFR flight procedures may be flown automatically. This includes all ARINC 424 leg types, except RF legs. (For example, when coupled with a G500/G600 Flight Display, the aircraft can fly fully coupled missed approaches, including heading legs.)
Make Communication a Breeze
A fully certified, 2,280-channel VHF communications transceiver provides a standard 10 W (or optional 16 W) of power output. The system is pilot-selectable to both 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz channel spacing. With the GTN, you can set your standby Com frequency simply by touching the onscreen number pad. Another touch of the screen flip-flops your active and standby frequencies. Recent and favorite user frequencies also are a breeze to access. For added safety, holding down the volume knob will automatically dial in the emergency frequency.
See More than Ever Before
With a wealth of multifunction display capabilities, the GTN brings enhanced situational awareness to your cockpit. With high-resolution terrain mapping Ñ including topography features, cities, airports, terminal areas, SUAs and more Ñ and optional Class B TAWS alerting, you'll find your way around the airspace safely and with ease with Smart Airspace™. Smart Airspace automatically highlights airspace close to your current altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude, which gives you increased situational awareness.
Add Traffic, Weather and More
The dual-link GDL® 88 allows the GTN to display up to 60 ADS-B traffic targets. TargetTrend™ relative motion technology offers pilots a faster, more intuitive way to judge the direction and closure rate of intruding targets in relation to their aircraft's position. And unique SURF technology supports the display of ADS-B-equipped surface targets on Garmin SafeTaxi® airport diagrams Ñ including taxiing aircraft and ground vehicles. The GDL 88 can also receive the FAA's subscription-free FIS-B weather broadcasts that include graphical NEXRAD radar information, as well as NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs and more. Even better the GTN provides the GDL 88 with the WAAS position source required for ADS-B, so a WAAS version of the GDL 88 is not required. And consider adding a Garmin Traffic System to compliment the GDL 88 to provide the best possible traffic coverage from now until 2020.
Couple the system with a GDL® 69 series datalink receiver and you can also receive SiriusXM® weather and radio (subscriptions required). An optional GSR 56 can provide World Wide Weather data virtually anywhere on the globe, as well as the ability to make and receive phone calls and send and receive texts messages while in the air. You can also collect and display your own weather data with an onboard weather radar Ñ such as the solid state and Doppler-capable GWX™ 70 with it's optional turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression features, or a wide range of other third-party systems.
The GTN 750 can control the GMA 35 remote audio panel with SD Audio, Telligence™ Voice Control, clearance recorder, advanced auto squelch and more. The GTN's can control a GTX™ 33 remote transponder. When installed together, this setup could save you up to 3" of panel space versus a typical GNS 430/530 install.
GTN 750 List $16,900 Sale: $14,700
GTN 650 List $11,400 Sale: $10,100
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AVIDYNE ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION OF DFC90 AUTOPILOT IN CESSNA 182 SERIES AS WELL AS BEECH BONANZA SERIES AIRCRAFT WITH ASPEN EVOLUTION PRO DISPLAYS
This STC covers the DFC90 autopilot as a plug-and-play retrofit of existing STEC55X systems in 25 models of the venerable Beech Bonanza including the 35-33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33, 35-C33A, E33, E33A, E33C, F33, F33A, F33C, G33, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35, S35, V35, V35A, V35B, 36, A36 and A36TC. More than 17,000 of these specific models of aircraft have been produced from 1946 to the present. The DFC90 uses the existing servos of the STEC 55X autopilot that it replaces. STEC30/50/60-2/65 series autopilots may also be replaced by a DFC90 under this STC. Aspen holds an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for their Evolution Pro PFD on a wide range of aircraft including these Bonanza models.
"The Bonanza has a great heritage and their owners represent a large percentage of active general aviation pilots," said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne's Chief Operating Officer. "We have seen a considerable amount of interest in the DFC90 from Bonanza owners who are looking to enhance performance and safety. With this STC, Envelope Protection, full-time Envelope Alerting, the Straight and Level button are now available to them with the DFC90, as well as Synthetic Vision with the Aspen Pro PFD."
"We are continuing to expand the reach of the DFC90 autopilot and to bring its safety- and performance-enhancing capabilities to more and more aircraft," said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne's President and CEO. "Bonanza owners are incredibly brand-loyal and are willing to invest in new technology to enhance their aircraft, and they appreciate the fact that the addition of a DFC90 and an Aspen Pro PFD can make their flying safer and more enjoyable."
Avidyne Corporation has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the installation of their DFC90 Digital Autopilot in Cessna 182-series aircraft when interfaced with the Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) from Aspen Avionics. This is the first in a series of DFC90 certifications in aircraft with the Aspen PFD. Follow-on certifications is expected to include the Beechcraft Baron series.
This initial STC covers the DFC90 autopilot as a plug-and-play retrofit of existing STEC55X systems in 16 models of the Cessna 182 Skylane Series including the 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, R182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, and the R182. Over 20,000 of these specific models of aircraft were built between the years 1961-1985 and 1997-2012. STEC30/50/60-2/65 series autopilots may also be replaced by a DFC90 under this STC. Aspen holds an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for their Evolution Pro PFD on a wide range of aircraft including all 16 of these C182 models.
About the DFC90 & Aspen Evolution Pro PFDM
The DFC90 is an attitude-based, digital retrofit autopilot system that adds significant performance and safety benefits for existing aircraft including Airspeed Hold (IAS), Envelope Protection (EP™) and full-time Envelope Alerting (EA™), which prevent stalls and overspeeds, and even provides monitoring and alerting when the autopilot is off. The Straight & Level capability provides one-button recovery from unusual attitudes. The DFC90 was designed as a plug-and-play replacement for existing STEC55X autopilot systems. The DFC90 can use the existing 55X mounting tray, servos and much of the wiring, which dramatically reduces installation costs. While not fully plug and play, STEC30/50/60-2/65 series autopilots may also be replaced by a DFC90 under this STC, making use of existing STEC servos and brackets.
The Aspen Pro PFD provides attitude inputs to the DFC90 from its integrated Air Data and Attitude/Heading Reference Sensor (ADAHRS), while presenting the pilot with autopilot Mode Annunciations and Alerts right on the primary flight instrument. In addition to pitch and roll inputs, the Aspen Pro PFD also provides Heading Select, Altitude Preselect, Indicated Airspeed Select, and Vertical Speed Select inputs to the DFC90. The Aspen Pro PFD also has an optional Synthetic Vision feature for added situational awareness and safety.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the DFC90 autopilot starts at $9,995 plus installation for single-engine piston aircraft. Pricing assumes the aircraft currently has compatible STEC autopilot servos installed.
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Garmin® is announcing GLO™, a portable GPS and GLONASS receiver that brings Garmin's industry-leading GPS technology to mobile devices. GLO wirelessly connects to Apple® and Android® devices via Bluetooth®. It offers up to 12 hours of battery life and a position update rate of up to 10 times per second (update rate may be limited by the host device). This is approximately 10 times faster than the internal GPS receivers of most mobile devices. GLO is approved by Apple for use with its products.
Garmin GDL-39 ADS
The GDL 39 offers the complete package that combines a dual- link ADS-B receiver and Garmin's industry-leading GPS receiver into a single unit that streams ADS-B datalink traffic and subscription-free weather to select Garmin aviation portables including the aera® 796/795, aera 500 series, GPSMAP® 696/695, G3XTM experimental flight display and select Garmin Pilot™ app compatible devices.
Garmin GDL-88 ADS
The 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.
Garmin GWX-70 Weather Radar
The GWX 70 is a technologically advanced weather radar that collects real-time precipitation intensity to provide the pilot with the tactical weather information needed to help avoid severe weather. The GWX 70's compact, all-in-one antenna/receiver/transmitter is designed for easy installation in a wide variety of aircraft. Available antenna sizes include 10, 12 and 18 inch.
New Series of VHF NAV/COM Radios
Garmin is pleased to announce a new series of VHF NAV/COM radios, the GTR and GNC series. As the replacement products for the popular SL30 and SL40 models, the GTR series COM transceivers and GNC series NAV/COM radios include a breadth of new features to reduce pilot workload, while also offering an affordable solution to meet the requirements of the 8.33 kHz channel spacing mandate recently enacted by the European Union under the Single European Sky (SES) initiative.
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