FAA issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Phoenix-based Cutter Aviation on Dec. 20 for the installation of the Garmin 950 glass cockpit panel package retrofit on older Piper Meridian aircraft.
The Garmin 950 retrofit will allow owners of older model Piper Meridian jets to meet NextGen airspace requirements, such as wide area augmentation system (WAAS) GPS capabilities. The glass cockpit panel package features the large 12-inch Garmin GDU-1240A Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD) units configured as either a two-display (single PFD/single MFD) and three display (dual PFD/single MFD) package, Cutter said.
(Garmin GCU 476 FMS Control Pad Option for Garmin G950)
“Piper Meridian owners have been asking for a fully integrated avionics upgrade for their aircraft, and we are pleased to now offer them such a package. Throughout the evaluation and testing period, our test pilot team kept remarking how the G950 package even outperforms the G1000 system as installed on new Piper Meridians, so we are confident that owners will love what the Garmin G950 will do for their Meridian,” said Will Cutter, president and CEO of Cutter Aviation. More