Garmin introduces G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft

Garmin G5

Garmin announced that the G5 electronic flight instrument will soon be available for thousands of general aviation aircraft. The G5 Installation approval will be accomplished via supplemental type certificate (STC), with a comprehensive approved model list (AML).

The G5 electronic flight instrument is an economical upgrade for thousands of aircraft owners who are seeking an electronic attitude indicator with greater dependability and internal redundancy over mechanical gyro-driven flight instruments. The G5 takes the place of the aircraft’s primary attitude indicator or turn coordinator, and is approved for installation in either location. It is approved for flight in VFR and IFR conditions.

The compact, cost-effective G5 delivers exceptional performance and reliability as a standalone primary source for aircraft attitude or turn coordination information, while also displaying secondary information such as airspeed, altitude and more. Availability of this STC is representative of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) initiative to encourage and permit specific enhancements to aircraft in an effort to improve safety among the existing general aviation fleet.

Greater reliability and increased situational awareness

Boasting a bright, 3.5-inch sunlight-readable liquid crystal display (LCD), the G5 is approved as a primary source for aircraft attitude or turn coordination information and secondary source for altitude, airspeed and vertical speed in a single instrument. Installation is simple and easy as the G5 integrates with the aircraft’s existing pitot/static system to display attitude, airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, slip/skid, turn rate, configurable v-speed references, barometric setting and selected altitude, as well as visual alerts upon arriving at the pre-selected altitude. GPS-based track and groundspeed information is also displayed. A dedicated rotary knob allows for easy adjustments to barometric pressure setting as well as altitude and ground track bugs.

Low intrusive and seamless installation

Suitable for installation in place of a standard 3-1/8-inch (79.4 mm.) flight instrument, the G5 measures 3 inches in depth and includes a backup battery so it can easily be integrated into a wide range of aircraft. Installation is further simplified as the G5 only needs power, ground, pitot/static inputs and a WAAS antenna or GPS input so it easily integrates with the aircraft’s existing systems. As part of the STC, the G5 includes a four-hour backup battery and pilots can easily reference battery status in the upper left-hand corner of the display.

The G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated fixed-wing aircraft can be purchased through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network starting at an expected street price of $2,149, which includes the install kit, back-up battery and STC and $2,499 with an optional GPS antenna. Deliveries for new orders are expected to begin in September. The G5 is also supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional information, visit: www.garmin.com/aviation.

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