Avionics Update: Garmin introduces 16-watt com for business aviation

 - May 8, 2008, 5:24 AM

Having secured solid footing in GA markets, Garmin announced it is introducing a new 16-watt com version of its GNC 420, GNS 430 and GNS 530 moving-map navcoms, now designated as “A” models. The new configuration will allow the units to transmit and receive at higher altitudes, a feature Garmin expects to entice more buyers from the corporate ranks. Garmin’s moving-map family has proved popular with pilots flying piston singles and twins, turboprops and even some jets. The units can interface with a variety of additional avionics, including terrain and traffic warning devices.