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Garmin SVS Wins STC

By Tish Drake | April 9, 2008
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Garmin, Olathe, Kan., received FAA supplemental type certification for its Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT). The system, which Garmin said is designed to integrate into its G1000 avionics suite, presents a 3-D depiction of terrain, obstacles and traffic on the G1000's primary flight display (PFD). Those flying with a TAWS-B enabled G1000 avionics suite also have the benefit of receiving voice alerts, Garmin said. The G1000 integrates primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, engine instrumentation, and crew-alerting system data, and presents the composite information on the PFD(s) and MFD. SVT is expected to be available on G900X equipped aircraft by July and on the G1000 King Air C90 retrofit in 2009. Integration of SVT into existing G1000 systems or yet-to-be-delivered G1000 equipped aircraft is being coordinated with each aircraft manufacturer. Cessna said it offer Garmin's G1000 SVT on its G1000-equipped aircraft. Cessna plans to offer SVT for the Citation Mustang as a factory option this year. Current plans also call for the system to be available as an option for single-engine piston aircraft and Caravans within a year, Cessna said.

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