GAD 43e & Display Software
Garmin has announced AML STC Approval of the new GAD 43e and software v6.11 for the G600 (G500 expected be approved by end of 2012). With the latest display software and GAD43e adapter, the G600 can display and control altitude preselect, vertical speed, display DME distance, analog radar altitude, analog nav data and more.
The GAD43e is an enhanced version of the GAD43 adapter. Enhanced functionality of the GAD43e allows aircraft owners to interface their compatible existing analog NAV radios and display VOR/LOC/GS with the G600/G500 flight display system. The GAD43e is TSO approved and available to ship today.
New G600 software (v6.11) is now available. When the upgraded G600/G500 is paired with the GAD43e, the PFD can display marker beacon lamps, DME indications, synchro ADF bearing pointers and analog radar altimeter read-out, allowing the pilot to remove older equipment and clean up the panel.
The GAD43e is available as a new “G600 kit with GAD43e” at a system list price starting at $31,995. The GAD43e can be purchased separately for $4,995 list. The new kits and GAD43e are available to order today with shipments beginning the first week of November 2012. Customers with an existing GAD43 that are able to take advantage of the additional benefits of the enhanced version can receive a credit towards the purchase of a new GAD43e. Upgrade orders will be accepted until December 31, 2013.
GTS 8000 TCAS II/ACAS II
Garmin has expanded it’s product line with the release of the GTS8000 Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TACS II) / Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS II). The GTS8000 maintains constant surveillance and meets the most recent TCAS/ACAS II requirements, including Change 7.1 compliance. The GTS8000 also incorporates ADS-B “In” technology through Garmin’s patented CLEAR CAS.
Traffic information from the GTS8000 can be displayed on the G1000 integrated flight deck, as well as a wide variety of cockpit displays. The GTS8000 receives replies from its interrogations, computes the responding aircraft’s range, bearing, relative altitude, and closure rate. Then it enhances its surveillance capability with data received from ADS-B Out equipped targets.
The GTS8000 will also offer visual and aural instructions to avoid an immediate conflict. The Resolution Advisory (RA) will be coordinated with other TCAS II-equipped aircraft before being issuing the pilot to “descend” or “climb”.
TSO certification has been received and the GTS8000 will be standard equipment on several new aircraft platforms including the several Cessna Citation airframes, as well as the Bombardier Learjet 70 and 75.
For more information on these Garmin products, contact SEA today.