Garmin is expanding some of its avionics offerings to Europe, as the company announced several new certifications Thursday from EASA.
(G1000 avionics suite. Photo, courtesy of Garmin.)
EASA became the latest civil aviation authority to provide validation of the United States Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Garmin's G1000 avionics suite on King Air 300 and 350 models. European King Air owners installing the G1000 upgrade will get a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and ADS-B capabilities in their cockpits.
According to Garmin, the G1000 upgrade has the potential to increase the useful payload on King Air 300s and 350s by 250 pounds.
Next up for the GPS-maker is European validation of a U.S. STC for its GTN series v4.1 software, which adds cockpit display support for weather radar and 3D audio. The fourth generation GTN series software is currently certified outside of the U.S. in Brazil and Canada.
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