Avionics News July 2017 - 67
GARMIN announced the approval of the G5 electronic flight
instrument for installation as a replacement directional gyro or
horizontal situation indicator in type-certificated fixed-wing general
aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF NAV/COMMs or GPS
navigators, the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance,
as well as distance and
The installation of
dual G5 electronic flight
instruments can also
eliminate the dependency on a failureprone vacuum system.
Installation approval is
accomplished via supplemental type certificate
with a comprehensive approved model list containing more than 650
individual aircraft models.
Comprising of a bright, 3.5-inch sunlight readable liquid crystal
display, the G5 electronic flight instrument is approved for installation
in place of the aircraft's existing DG/HSI via a Garmin-held STC for
hundreds of certificated fixed-wing aircraft models.
In other news...
Garmin announced European Aviation Safety Agency approval
of the next generation integrated flight deck, the G1000 NXi, in the
King Air 200/300/350 aircraft models. Features such as wireless
cockpit connectivity, including wireless aviation database updates
using Flight Stream 510, enhanced situational awareness with
SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, map overlay on the horizontal
situation indicator and more, are all available with the G1000 NXi,
according to the company.
Garmin also introduced the VIRB 360, which the company called a
compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera. The waterproof VIRB 360 captures video up to 5.7K/30fps, with four built-in
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PEREGRINE and the FAA's Denver Aircraft
Certification Office signed a Partnership for
Safety Plan that defines how they will continue
to work together to employ timely and efficient
type design approvals.
According to Peregrine, this agreement
marks the next step in a partnership that has
included more than a dozen STC projects with
the Denver ACO during the past six years.
Several of these projects have certified next
generation avionics equipment that include
ADS-B solutions for general aviation operators.
The agreement formalizes practices and
processes regarding communication and coordination, approval of type design changes,
delegation and performance standards.
In other news...
Peregrine also received STC approval for
an ADS-B Out solution using the Garmin GTX
330ES for the Airbus Helicopters BK 117 Part
29 rotorcraft models. The STC allows for the
transponder to be paired with the Garmin GNS
400W/500W series navigators, according to
This STC solution meets the Part 91.227
ADS-B Out performance requirements utilizing
the 1090 MHz datalink. The system broadcasts information to the FAA ADS-B ground
stations and to other 1090ES-equipped aircraft. Broadcast information includes rotorcraft
identification, position, attitude, velocity and
other required ground and flight data.
The STC was developed in partnership with
Air Methods to support upgrade of the Part
29 fleet of air medical transport helicopters for
compliance to the FAA 2020 mandate.
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