Avionics News March 2017 - 59
A panel shot of a Baron with Garmin's GTX 345 ADS-B In/Out
transponder, as well as G600, GTN 650/750.
aircraft, including most Part 23 aircraft, can be properly
Carl Wolf, Garmin's vice president of sales and
equipped to see the safety and
marketing, said, "The economics of
efficiency benefits of WAAS
trade-in value for GNS units have
conspired to allow varying levels of
"Part 23 owners, who are
equipage at reasonable prices."
often the pilot, only want to cut
Similarly, proper equipage for
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into the airplane once," said
other PBN operations, like area
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Scarpone, noting Garmin sees
navigation and required navigation
20 to 25 percent of owners in
performance, enables better vertical
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this group opting to install new
and lateral precision, and can
GTN models while meeting the
result in increased safety as well
ADS-B mandate. Some of these
as time and money savings. As
owners can decrease their costs
an example, the FAA says pilots
by trading in an old unit. The
flying RNP approaches at Jackson
upgrade to a GTN unit provides
Hole, Wyoming, see a four- to
the pilot WAAS capabilities.
seven-minute reduction in flight
Some aircraft owners might
time. Although that might seem an
not be aware of the trade-in
insignificant number, it adds up to
option for certain equipment.
real savings when you consider the
Obviously, that value will depend on the individual unit,
number of airports offering PBN approaches.
its age and condition. But in many cases, particularly for
Part 23 aircraft, a trade-in can incentivize an upgrade to
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