Garmin G3X Touch display receives EASA certification for single-engine aircraft
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Garmin has announced it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the G3X Touch™ flight display for hundreds of single-engine certificated aircraft
The G3X Touch offers a variety of scalable panel configurations and a feature set that includes wireless connectivity and synthetic vision as standard, as well as advanced features such as display redundancy, advanced autopilot compatibility, engine monitoring and more.
“Through a well-established relationship with EASA and a combined commitment to improve safety in general aviation, we are thrilled to bring the G3X Touch glass display suite to hundreds of certified piston aircraft in Europe,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing.
“As a trusted leader in avionics, we’re excited to offer this game-changing system to aircraft owners who are ambitious to pursue a flight display upgrade, giving them an opportunity to take advantage of the safety and redundancy benefits of a Garmin glass display system.”
The touchscreen offers an intuitive user interface and through any combination of the touchscreen or dual-concentric knobs, pilots can efficiently perform common in-flight functions like direct-to navigation, setting altitude pre-select or radio tuning.
The G3X Touch user interface is harmonious with multiple Garmin products, such as the GTN™ 650Xi/750Xi navigators or the GPS 175, GNC® 355 and GNX™ 375.
Multiple panel configurations and display options allow pilots and aircraft owners to take a scalable approach to their current and future avionics investment. One configuration option includes dual large 10.6-inch G3X Touch displays and another includes a 10.6-inch display paired with a 7-inch display.
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Both of these configurations offer the convenience and utility of a large primary flight display (PFD) with a dedicated multi-function display (MFD). Another option allows dual 7-inch displays to serve as a dedicated PFD/MFD.
For space-limited panels, pilots can also install a single 10.6-inch or 7-inch display. In configurations where multiple displays are installed, the G3X Touch system offers redundancy through a reversionary mode where a single display is capable of showing all primary flight information, including engine information when installed.
For aircraft owners that have already installed a G5 electronic flight instrument in their aircraft, they can easily add a G3X Touch display to take advantage of the redundancy benefits associated with this configuration. The building-block design of these five approved cockpit configurations give aircraft owners scalable upgrade options that suit a variety of panels.
The G3X Touch suite offers an impressive array of standard features that give pilots greater situational awareness throughout every phase of flight. Synthetic Vision (SVX™) comes standard on all G3X Touch displays and provides a rich, three-dimensional depiction of terrain, obstacles, water features, the runway environment and more.
Capable of serving as a standalone VFR navigator, the G3X Touch provides benefits that help further situational awareness in visual conditions with features like vertical navigation (VNAV), which allows pilots to generate a vertical descent profile by setting an altitude constraint in the flight plan.
Modern tools such as wireless flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic1, weather1, back-up attitude information and more with a compatible tablet or smartphone are all available via Garmin Connext®.
The G3X Touch flight display is available immediately and approved for installation in hundreds of single-engine piston aircraft in Europe and can be purchased through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network starting at a list price of $7,995 for a single 7-inch display and $9,995 for a 10.6-inch display.
Pricing includes the G3X Touch display, install kit, ADAHRS, magnetometer and temperature probe (installation not included). There is no additional cost for the STC.
For additional information, visit www.garmin.com/G3Xcertified.