MD Switches to Garmin Avionics
Buyers of new MD Helicopters MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 530F and MD 500E models will fly away with instrument panels full of Garmin avionics starting with purchase agreements signed this year. MD Helicopters decided to switch to Garmin as the standard avionics package for its single-engine helicopters; the current options for the MD Helicopters products list Bendix/King avionics. The Garmin package includes
the WAAS-certified GNS 430W navigator/navcom, SL 40 standalone navcom, GTX 328 mode-S transponder, GI 106 course-deviation indicator and GAE 43 encoder.