NBAA Convention News

Features Added To Garmin G600/G500

 - October 31, 2012, 9:30 AM

Garmin (Booth No. 2758) has added new features and equipment for its G600 and G500 flight display systems. New software and a new GAD 43e adaptor enable both systems to display and control altitude preselect and vertical speed as well as display DME distance, analog radar altitude and analog navigation data.

“By integrating this data into the G600 and G500 digital displays, aircraft owners have an opportunity to clean up their panels and enhance the reliability of their instruments by removing older equipment,” said Garmin vice president Carl Wolf.

The GAD 43e is an enhanced version of the GAD 43 adapter. It not only allows Garmin’s digital attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) to provide analog attitude information for use with select third-party autopilot systems in place of the attitude direction indicator or remote vertical gyro, but it also provides more accurate AHRS data for attitude, heading and yaw input information. Other display outputs include marker-beacon lamps, DME indications, synchro ADF bearing pointers and analog radar altimeter readout.

The GAD 43e is standard on the G600 and a $4,995 option on the G500. Customers who already own a GAD 43 adapter can upgrade to the 43e through a Garmin authorized dealer.