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Garmin Launches New Scalable Flight Display System for Light Sport Aircraft

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a new addition to the G3X Touch glass flight display family, the 7-inch G3X Touch portrait display. For first generation G3X customers, the new 7-inch portrait display offers an easy upgrade path as the existing footprint is easily adaptable to the new display and includes all of the same features as the popular G3X Touch 10.6-inch and 7-inch landscape displays. Additionally, the new GMU 11 magnetometer allows for more flexible and cost-effective installation options for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA).

Dual G3X Touch 7-inch portrait displays. (Credit: Business Wire)

“TeamX, our dedicated team of passionate pilots and home builders continue to bring more aircraft panel options and modern flight display solutions, along with economical pricing packages that suit every panel and budget,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We continue to serve the experimental amateur-built market in a superior way by providing flexible display configurations alongside an advanced feature set, offering our loyal customers what they have been asking for - and more.”

The most scalable flight display system for experimental aircraft

The G3X Touch glass flight display family has grown from the 10.6-inch and 7-inch landscape displays, to now include the 7-inch portrait G3X Touch. Systems support seamless integration throughout the cockpit as up to four G3X Touch displays of varying sizes can be incorporated into a single aircraft. The 7-inch portrait display can be used as a primary flight display (PFD) or multi-function display (MFD) when paired with multiple G3X Touch displays or as a single standalone screen comprising of a combination PFD/MFD. A dual concentric knob and dedicated nearest, direct-to, menu and back buttons also offer improved efficiency in performing common in-flight functions, such as direct-to navigation, selecting altitude, changing heading or radio tuning. Integration options include the display of engine indication system (EIS) information, ADS-B traffic and weather, SiriusXM aviation weather1, transponder, remote COMM radio, audio panel, autopilot and more. Additional features such as built-in Bluetooth®, wireless flight plan transfer and additional connectivity with Connext®, synthetic vision (SVX), as well as worldwide VFR/IFR charts add to the G3X Touch feature set.

Aircraft owners can easily upgrade a G3X system to G3X Touch using all of the existing sensors and pin-compatible connectors, so there is no need to replace any equipment behind the panel. For aircraft where space constraints are of concern, the portrait 7-inch display offers more installation flexibility in panel design for experimental or light sport aircraft.

New, builder-friendly GMU 11 magnetometer

Utilizing the new GMU 11 magnetometer, aircraft builders can incorporate this new economical solution to integrate with G3X Touch or the G5 electronic flight instrument to display magnetic heading. The GMU 11 is smaller, lighter and can be mounted in multiple directions for easier installation. For aircraft with more than one G3X Touch display or G5 electronic flight instrument, a single GMU 11 magnetometer is capable of supplying magnetic heading to more than one display simultaneously.

TeamX is committed to offering industry-leading solutions to the experimental market, which is backed by Garmin’s award-winning aviation support team that provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. The 7-inch G3X Touch portrait display and GMU 11 magnetometer are expected to be available in Q2 2017. A single G3X Touch display starts at $2,995*. For additional information contact our dedicated team at: [email protected] or visit: www.garmin.com/experimental.

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.

Source: http://www.garmin.com/

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