Butler National, based in Olathe, Kan., received a FAA supplemental type certificate to install the Garmin GTN series of Navigators. The initial installation is for dual GTN 750 Navigators in a Lear 24B.
"This marks a significant milestone for our Kings Avionics subsidiary," said Clark Stewart, president and CEO. "The STC for the new Garmin GTN series allows us to tap into a significant upgrade market. Our initial focus will be on upgrades to the Lear 20 series, Lear 30 series, and Lear 50 series airplanes. There are over 800 of these Learjets flying. The Garmin GTN upgrade provides significant functionality upgrades to the airplanes at a very cost-effective price."
The Garmin GTN Series includes touchscreen controls and a large-screen display. The installation also features GPS roll-steering that allows seamless navigation operations with turn anticipation and waypoint sequencing interfaced to the autopilot.