News & Information 2017

Garmin Press Releases

Garmin has made several big announcements this week giving the aviation industry something to talk about again. Garmin continues to provide new and more cost effective products aimed at giving owners and pilots more options for their aircraft. Here are some highlights of a few of those announcements.

GDL 51
Portable SiriusXM Receiver - $699

  • Specifically Receives SiriusXM1 Aviation Weather and Audio Entertainment
  • Provides GPS Position Data and Displays Back-up Attitude Information on devices
  • Connext Capable to aera 660 & aera 796
  • 3.5mm Stereo Audio Output
  • Micro USB Port
  • Bluetooth Connectivity for Wireless Audio
  • Built-in-Battery: Up to 7 Hours on a Single Charge
  • Remote Mount Version Available Also
Garmin GDL 51

GDL 52
Portable ADS-B and SiriusXM Receiver - $1,199

  • Receives ADS-B and SiriusXM Aviation Weather
  • Dual-link ADS-B Traffic
  • SiriusXM Audio Entertainment
  • Connext Capable to aera 660 & aera 796
  • Bluetooth Connectivity for Wireless Audio
  • Provides GPS Position Data and Backup Attitude
  • Built-in-Battery- Up to 5 Hours on a Single Charge
  • Remote Mount Version Available Also
Garmin GDL 52

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GDL 82
ADS-B "Out" Data Link - $1,795

  • 978 MHz UAT for aircraft under 18,000 ft.
  • AutoSquawk Interrogation Technology for Squawk Code Synchronization and Pressure Altitude
  • Interfaces with Most Mode C Transponders, Eliminating the Need to Install a Separate UAT Control Panel
  • Includes Built-in WAAS GPS (antenna included)
  • Installs In-Line Between Existing Transponder & Antenna

Garmin GDL 82

Garmin GDL 82 Map

G5 for Certificated Aircraft Update
Third-Party Autopilot Compatibility

  • Provides Heading and Course Error from G5 to Third-Party Autopilot
  • Utilizes New Gad 29B Adapter
  • Enables Following Modes with Compatible Navigation Source
    • Heading
    • GPSS
    • Navigation
    • Instrument Approach
  • Expected to Include the Following Autopilots:
    • Century
    • Cessna
    • Honeywell (Bendix King)
    • S-Tec
  • New Flush Mount Kit Also to be Made Available

Garmin G5

Garmin G5 Installed

GFC 500
Retrofit Autopilot

  • Solid State, Attitude-Based Autopilot for Fixed Wing Aircraft
  • Intended for Less Complex Single-Engine Aircraft
  • Leverages G5 Electronic Flight Instrument
  • Interfaces with Select Garmin Nav Radios and GPS Naviagtors
  • Brushless DC Motor and Gear Train Servo Design
  • Built-in GPS Roll Steering Capability
  • Garmin ESP (Electronic Stability & Protection)
  • Initial STC for Cessna 172; others to follow

GFC 600
Retrofit Autopilot

  • Incorporates Same Advanced Technology of GFC 500 but Intended for High Performance Single/Twin-Engine & Turbine Aircraft
  • Built Upon Acclaimed Performance of GFC 700 Autopilot
  • Environmentally Hardened Servos
  • Mode Annunciator & Air Data Module Available
  • Interfaces with a Variety of Garmin or 3rd Party Flight Displays and Navigation Sources
  • Compatible with a Wide Range of Aircraft Speed and Performance Characteristics
  • Initial STC for Beech A36 Bonanza and B55 Baron

Garmin GFC 600

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