Garmin GMA 350 Audio Panel with Voice Recognition and 3D Sound

Garmin has introduced the GMA 350 and GMA 350H audio panels. Designed for fixed wing and rotorcraft, respectively, the GMA 350 and 350H have features such as voice recognition, 3D spatial audio processing, advanced auto squelch and ambient noise-based volume adjustment so that pilot workload is decreased while increasing situational awareness. Continue reading "Garmin GMA 350 Audio Panel with Voice Recognition and 3D Sound"

Pilot My-Cast Now Available on iPad

Digital Cyclone, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. has announced that Pilot My-Cast by Garmin is available for the iPad. The new app has a distinctive tile-format user interface designed specifically for the iPad, and will help pilots visualize the weather along their route so that they can make informed decisions about the intended flight path prior to departure.

Pilot My-Cast for the iPad includes VFR aviation sectionals with real-time animated aviation weather, fuel prices, AOPA airport directory, and flight planning and filing. Customers can overlay multiple map elements so that they have the best weather information. In addition to customizable maps, the weather report may be viewed in text format. Continue reading "Pilot My-Cast Now Available on iPad"

Garmin Introduces Electronic Stability to Flight Deck

The G1000. Can ESP be far behind for the G900X?

Garmin announced that it is developing a new stability augmentation system called Garmin Electronic Stability and Protection (Garmin ESP) system, which is electronic monitoring and exceedance-correcting technology for the Garmin G1000 and G3000 integrated flight decks (the G900X package used in Lancairs and the Vans RV series is similar to the G1000). The ESP system will assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a safe, flight stable condition in certain situations to prevent the onset of stalls and spins, steep spirals or other loss-of-control conditions should the pilot become distracted, disoriented or incapacitated during flight. Continue reading "Garmin Introduces Electronic Stability to Flight Deck"

Garmin Announces G3X Rebates, G3X-perience for OSH

Garmin's two-screen G3X EFIS is now $3000 to $3500 less expensive.

Garmin has moved to reduce the cost of its modular G3X EFIS, and will feature something called the G3X-perience at AirVenture. The rebates, which will come directly from the manufacturer, work like this: For a single-screen G3X (which includes one GSU AHRS module and one GDU display screen), the rebate is $2000. For a single-screen system featuring XM Weather, the rebate is $2500. For a dual-screen, no-XM system, the rebate is $3000. For a dual-screen system with XM, the rebate is $3500. Continue reading "Garmin Announces G3X Rebates, G3X-perience for OSH"

Pro-G Hub Issued FAA-PMA

Approach Fast Stack, a manufacturer of avionics interface products, announced that its popular Pro-G hub was been issued an FAA-PMA (Federal Aviation Administration Parts Material Authorization).

The Approach modular wiring system interconnects avionics equipment with a central hub and ready-made cables for the major avionics manufacturers in the market including Garmin panel-mount systems. All of the cables are double-shielded and grounded at the hub, the company says, which eliminates the possibility of ground loops and protects against noise being introduced into the avionics system. Approach helps customers develop the package they need, along with installation and operation of the system once installed as well as providing interface documentation and support.

“We always strive for the highest quality in our products,” said General Manager Tim Hass, “and the issuance of the FAA-PMA will help us achieve the results we and our customers expect… We are proud to have achieved this FAA-PMA qualification.”

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