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more than 15 years, when it supplied the first cabinmounted moving map for small business jets . It also was
first-to-market with a line of high-definition displays optimized for cabin installation . Today, the company offers
what it calls "a smart, robust cabin management system
solution for aircraft of all sizes ." An FDS CMS can feature the latest audio and video content, controlled from
a cabin seat, no matter what type of personal electronic
device is used .
For 2016, FDS is building on its existing "do Experience" branding by expanding the selfcontained, Wi-Fi-based entertainment
management system with do360,
a flat-rate, DRMcompliant monthly
subscription service .
levels are offered, as
is an upgrade to the
systems' moving map
The Flight Display Systems
do3D . With
do3D, users can watch
takeoffs and landings, explore the globe in stunning three-dimension imagery, and
view flight data.
And if you're lacking for some real estate on which to
view all this, Flight Display Systems also offers what it
said are the lightest and most elegant aircraft displays in
the industry . At 1-inch, the company added, its HD displays are the thinnest in aviation, and its new-technology
4K displays also are the thinnest available . Options include customizable bezels and source-display choices .
For more information, visit flightdisplay.com.
GLONASS receiver . It incorporates the company's
standard features, such as new Connext wireless
capabilities and the WireAware wire-strike avoidance
technology . Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and
display of ADS-B In traffic and weather from a variety of
sources, help round out the new portable's features .
Garmin's panel-mount GTX 345 Mode S Extended
Squitter transponder, meanwhile, provides a one-box,
one-swap solution that enables owners and operators to
meet ADS-B requirements with minimal expense, downtime and disruption to their panels while providing all the
weather and traffic benefits of ADS-B In on compatible
displays . The GTX 335 is the remote-mounted version,
with identical features .
Garmin's G5 EFI, designed by its Team X engineering
group for experimental and light sport aircraft, combines
visual cues and data readouts once scattered across an
instrument panel and places them into one 3 .5-inch display . Flight information presented to the pilot by the G5
includes attitude, vertical speed, altitude, airspeed, slip/
skid and barometric settings, plus there's a built-in GPS
receiver to provide a highly accurate ground speed and
ground track readout. The complete G5 fits into a single
3-1/8-inch standard instrument cutout .
For more information, visit garmin .com .
Gogo Business Aviation
Gogo is an in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services market leader among commercial and
business operators . The company has partnerships with
14 airlines and its equipment is installed on more than
Jim Alpiser, Garmin's director of aviation aftermarket
2,500 of their aircraft . Meanwhile, nearly 7,000 business
sales, introduced several of the company's latest
aircraft are flying with its connectivity solutions, including
products, including the new aera 660 portable GPS
the world's largest fractional fleets. Gogo is a factory opnavigator and electronic flight bag, and the GTX 345/335
tion at every major business aircraft
ADS-B Out/In one-box solution for the 2020
manufacturer and serves a
mandate . For experimental aircraft, Garmin is
global customer base .
featuring the GMA 245 audio panel, which the
For 2016, Gogo is ofcompany said is "the most advanced audio
new, low-cost and
control technology" it has ever introduced for
the noncertified market. Also for experimentals
ATGis the G5 electronic flight instrument, a stand1000
alone flight display or a separate backup for
EFIS glass cockpits .
point, customers get basic
Gogo Business Aviation's
The new aera 660 is a 5-inch
touchscreen device with a built-in GPS/
ATG 1000 equipment package
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