Garmin has confirmed to ANN that it has received FAA Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certification with an Approved Model List (AML STC) for the G600, a revolutionary new avionics suite designed for the retrofit and forward fit avionics market. The FAA’s approval allows the G600 to be installed in 785 different makes and models of normal and utility category aircraft, including twin combustion engine and turbo-prop engine aircraft with a certification weight up to 12,500 lbs.
Garmin’s G600 incorporates two individual displays – a PFD and MFD – in a customized package designed for easy retrofit installation. The G600 combines primary flight data including attitude and air data with navigation, weather, terrain and traffic data displayed in an intuitive pictorial format on dual LCD displays. This large, user-friendly presentation allows pilots to quickly and efficiently scan the data so that they can stay ahead of the aircraft during all phases of flight.
“Some of the biggest benefits of the G600 are very difficult to describe with traditional marketing specs,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “Once a pilot sits in a G600 equipped aircraft, they’ll be amazed at the situational awareness that comes from having the PFD and MFD directly in front of the left seat. The G600 is the first time pilots have such a large MFD available in their primary field of view.”
The G600 is available now at a suggested retail price of $ 29,995. It includes the GDU 620 display/control unit, GRS 77 AHRS, GDC 74A digital air data computer, GMU 44 tri-axial magnetometer, GTP 59 temp probe, and the required leveling brackets.