16. Jan 2019 05:49 UTC |

EN

DE

By submitting my data, I agree to be saved by Aeromarkt and used for the purpose of contacting me regarding my request, self-promotion, dates and information. Personal data, private addresses and email addresses will be treated confidentially and will not be passed on to third parties.

Garmin GFC 500 autopilot in several aircraft models

Approval received

September 5, 2018 - Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for additional aircraft models for the GFC 500 autopilot. Intended for piston single-engine aircraft, the GFC 500 delivers superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older generation autopilot systems.

New aircraft models approved for the GFC 500 autopilot include the Grumman AA-5 series (AA-5 Traveler, AA-5A Cheetah, AA-5B Tiger, AG-5B Tiger) and the Piper PA-28 (140).

The GFC 500 autopilot uniquely integrates with the G5 electronic flight instrument or a combination of both the G5 and G500 TXi flight display to provide pilots with an economical and modern autopilot solution. The autopilot mode controller contains large dedicated keys and knobs, a control wheel that allows for easy adjustments to aircraft pitch, airspeed and vertical speed and a level button that returns the aircraft to straight-and-level flight. As a standard feature, pilots receive Garmin ESP with the GFC 500 autopilot, which works to assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a stable flight condition. ESP functions independently of the autopilot and works in the background to help pilots avoid inadvertent flight attitudes or bank angles and provide airspeed protection while the pilot is hand-flying the aircraft.



GFC 500-equipped Cessna

In addition to traditional autopilot capabilities such as altitude hold, vertical speed and heading modes, the GFC 500 also includes:

• Premium functions and advanced capabilities such as altitude pre-select and indicated airspeed hold mode.
• Pilots can fly fully coupled descent Vertical Navigation (VNAV) profiles throughout the enroute and terminal phases of flight with a GTN 750/650 navigator.
• Pilots can select, couple and fly various instrument approaches, including GPS, ILS, VOR, LOC and back course approaches.
• Built-in GPS roll steering capability eliminates the need for external roll steering converters, allowing for smoother navigation tracking when installed with a compatible navigator.
• Level Mode, which automatically engages the autopilot to restore the aircraft to straight and level flight.
• Underspeed protection helps prevent the pilot from stalling the aircraft.
• Overspeed protection helps prevent the pilot from exceeding aircraft maximum speed (VNE).
• Pilots can fly coupled ‘go-arounds’ during missed approach sequencing. A remotely-installed go-around button commands the Flight Director to display the appropriate pitch attitude required for the missed approach procedure and activates a loaded missed approach when paired with a GTN 650/750 navigator.
• An optional pitch-trim servo adds automatic trim and manual electric trim.

Garmin also expects to further expand its list of aircraft models approved for the GFC 500 autopilot. Upcoming aircraft models include:

• Beechcraft Bonanza/Debonair o Models: 33, A33, B33, C33, C33A, E33, E33A, E33C, F33, F33A, F33C (limited), G33
• Cessna 210 o Models: 210L, T210L, 210M, T210M, 210N, T210N
• Mooney M20 o Models: F, G, J, K, M, R, S

For customers who already have a G5 electronic flight instrument, the GFC 500 starts at a suggested retail price of $6,9951 for a 2-axis autopilot. The GFC 500 can be purchased with the G5 electronic flight instrument for a suggested retail price of less than $10,0001.

Garmin continues to broaden its aircraft approval list for the GFC 600 and GFC 500 autopilots. To view the most up-to-date aircraft STC list, to view certifications that are expected to begin in the next 12-months or to express interest in a specific aircraft make/model, visit www.garmin.com/GFC500 or www.garmin.com/GFC600.

About Garmin’s aviation business segment

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.

1. Installation not included
Aircraft Dealer Listings

News

Generation 2 Vision Jet unveiled
Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn. (8 January 2019) – Cirrus Aircraft today announced the launch of the next generation of the Vision JetTM - ‘G2’ - enhancing performance, comfort and

more »
Interesting webinars in first quarter of 2019
January 8, 2019 - Garmin is pleased to announce aviation webinars through the first-half of 2019. Ranging from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost

more »
Garmin® announces certification of G500H TXi for helicopters
OLATHE, Kan. /January 3, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the certification and availability of the G500H TXi touchscreen

more »
MTV-34 certified for engines up to 141 shp
Atting, December 2018. MT-Propeller received the extended Type Certification for the Propeller Model MTV-34 for engines up to 141 shp at a maximum propeller speed of 2560 rpm.





more »
60 aircraft sold to Middle East flight school
At Dubai Air Show 2017 the Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA) and CAE announced a collaboration agreement for the creation of a CAE Authorized Training Centre in the region.

more »
2018 most successful flying season
Friedrichshafen, 29.11.2018 – Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei, the company operating the modern Zeppelin NT airships is looking back upon its most successful flying season ever with more

more »
Brexit! So, what are we doing about it?
As we approach an important period in the Brexit negotiations it seems like a good time to explain where we at Adams Aviation are, and what we have been doing to ensure that we are

more »
Official Office Opening of European Office at Amersfoort, NL
Trig Avionics has officially opened its new European Office, in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. Trig manufactures certified communication, navigation and surveillance equipment for general

more »
f.u.n.k.e. Avionics
Ulm, October 2018: For the German avionics manufacturer f.u.n.k.e. , a variety of engineering projects, both for their

more »
Another Embraer Phenom 100E for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Atlas Air Service sells a Phenom 100E to a customer from the region around Lake Constance. The aircraft will be operated by Jet24 GmbH in Vienna. In terms of comfort and operating costs,

more »
more news »
App
Cover

• incl. 19% VAT and Shipping
• annual subscriptions only (15,- €)