Garmin G500H and G600 Receive New Approvals
Garmin’s G500H helicopter glass cockpit is now approved for installation in Canadian-registered Eurocopter AS350B2/B3s and EC130B4s. The all-glass G500H features synthetic vision technology (SVT), moving map, chart data, helicopter-specific database including more than 7,000 airports and nearly 30,000 obstacles, optional worldwide weather and the ability to display FLIR (infrared) and other video sources. Garmin also announced that its G600 system received an FAA STC approving RVSM certification of the system in the Cessna 441 Conquest II twin turboprop. Priced at about $80,000, including equipment and the STC package, the RVSM-approved G600 can be installed in 441 Conquests that have the ARC 1000 autopilot system. The G600 retrofit package replaces the standard six-pack instrument cluster with two 6.5-inch LCDs.