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Garmin Avionics Receive EASA Approval

By Tish Drake | December 23, 2010
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Garmin, of Olathe, Kan., received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation of the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) issued for the installation of the G1000 avionics suite in King Air 200 and B200 turboprops.

Installation of the G1000 system meets current European regulatory requirements including 8.33 kHz VHF Communication, VHF Com Immunity from FM radio broadcasts, B-RNAV, P-RNAV, RVSM, SSR Mode S Elementary Surveillance, SSR Mode S Enhanced Surveillance, Automatic Dependant Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), and TAWS Class B, according to the company.

The G1000 avionics suite integrates all primary flight information, navigation data, communications, terrain awareness, traffic, weather, and engine instruments on a 15-inch multi-function display and two 10.4-inch primary flight displays.

The G1000 installation on the King Air 200/B200 includes the GFC 700 three-axis, digital, dual channel, fail passive automatic flight control system. The STC also includes approval for Garmin’s synthetic vision system. Standard features of the G1000 avionics suite include Class-B terrain awareness and warning system, dual integrated solid-state attitude and heading reference systems, and dual integrated digital air data computers. 

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