Africa Aerospace & Defence 2016

Wireless way [AAD16D1]

14 September 2016

Garmin, partnering at AAD with Century Avionics, will demonstrate a variety of recently announced products that incorporate wireless capabilities to enhance safety and reliability in the cockpit of general aviation aircraft.

Last month, Garmin announced Flight Stream 510, which utilises wi-fi and Bluetooth technology to enable wireless database transfer to/from the GTN 650/750 touchscreen series and the Garmin Pilot application on iOS and Android mobile devices. It also offers pilots wireless flight plan transfer. These capabilities are enabled by the Flight Stream 510 MultiMedia Card and the latest GTN software upgrade, which are both expected to be available this month.

The G5 electronic flight instrument has received FAA approval for installation in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft, and can be used in place of the primary attitude indicator or turn co-ordinator.

The G5000 Integrated Flight Deck FAA STC for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP (pictured) was also recently completed

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