Garmin's® G950™ All-Glass, Standard Configuration Avionics for Aircraft Manufacturers
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the G950 avionics suite, an all-glass avionics suite that is designed for aircraft manufacturers who want a standardized avionics configuration and will complete certification of their airframe’s avionics panel on their own. Quartz Mountain Aerospace is the first manufacturer to select the G950 for its 11E aircraft, a four-seat, single-engine airplane that is newly in production.
“The G950 is a step between the G900X and G1000,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “The G900X is designed for non-certified kitbuilt planes and the G1000 is tailored to the specific aircraft that it will be installed on and generally includes the GFC 700 autopilot. The G950 fits a new niche – one which we’ve received many requests for – allowing OEMs with certified airframes to have the benefits of a proven, Garmin all-glass cockpit. Since the G950 isn’t customizable and doesn’t include the GFC 700 autopilot, OEMs will also have the benefit of a streamlined certification process.”
The G950 integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, surveillance, weather, and engine sensor data on Garmin’s high-definition LCDs. Manufacturers can select between a two or three display G950 system, and the TFT displays boast XGA (1,024x768-pixel) resolution with wide viewing angles. The G950 does not include Garmin’s GFC 700 autopilot. The G950 is a highly reliable system that utilizes many of the same features found on Garmin’s other popular avionics suites:
The primary flight display (PFD) replaces many of the traditional cockpit instruments and presents this information in an integrated fashion on a large-format display, and the multi-function display (MFD) puts all aircraft-systems monitoring and flight-planning functions at the pilot’s fingertips
Designed with reversionary capabilities, allowing all flight-critical data to transfer seamlessly to a single display for added safety during flight
Solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), which can align while in motion, including in-flight dynamic restarts
Digital Air Data Computer
Mode S transponder with Traffic Information Service (TIS)
Dual integrated radio modules that supports VHF communications, VHF navigation with ILS and Class Gamma 3 WAAS that provides the capability to execute LPV approaches
Digital audio control system
Garmin SafeTaxi® airport diagrams that help pilots navigate unfamiliar airports
Garmin FliteCharts® for Terminal Procedures (with optional ChartView powered by Jeppesen)
The Garmin G950 will be on display at Quartz Mountain Aerospace’s Sun ‘n Fun trade show booth in Lakeland, Florida, April 8-13, 2008.
About Garmin International Inc.Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, G1000, SafeTaxi and FliteCharts are registered trademarks and G950 is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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