CNS, Commercial

Garmin Family Gets Sweeping Updates

A flight including Garmin's GFC 600 autopilot and G5 electronic flight instrument. (Garmin)

Garmin Internationa is upgrading its GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators,
G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays; GFC 500 and 600 autopilots; and G5 electronic flight instrument.

“We are committed to providing pilots with scalable, value-oriented solutions when selecting their panel configurations," said Garmin  VP of aviation marketing and sales Carl Wolf "For customers with these products currently installed, these software updates offer greater operational potential and a broader feature set than any other avionics solution on the market.”

Updates to Garmin-family products include:

  • The vertical descent navigation being added to Garmin's GTN 650 and 750 navigators. (Garmin)

    GTN 650/750 descent vertical navigation has been added, allowing pilots to enter altitude constraints to the navigator's flight plan when paired with the G500 TXi/G600 TXi, G500/G600 or G5.

  • The G5 electronic flight instrument will "soon" been approved as a standby flight instrument when paired with the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays.
  • The GFC 500 is now approved for G500 TXi and G500-equipped aircraft.
  • Course deviation indication and vertical deviation information preview is available when the GTN series is paired with the G500 TXi/G600 TXi or G500/G600.
  • Engine information system (EIS) analytics are now available in real time on the Garmin Pilot iOS app.
  • New TXi display orientations, configurations and capabilities have been added.
  • GTN 650/750 series enhancements such as new and additional alert options are available.

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