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Autonomí Autonomous Flight Solutions

We’re dedicated to the passionate pursuit of flight technologies that deliver intuitive operations to make flying easier and provide advanced capabilities designed to help make flying safer. It’s a bold vision that grows directly from our legacy of innovation and leadership in aviation. The tradition continues with Autonomí, a family of solutions that adds automated, safety-enhancing tools for the aircraft, pilot and passengers.

Autonomí Autoland: Protecting Precious Cargo

Protecting Precious Cargo

Flying has always been rewarding — for pilots and passengers. Yet, with friends, family and colleagues on board, the pilot is responsible for keeping that precious cargo safe. Now there’s a new way to protect them — Garmin Autoland. It takes complete control of the flight to land the airplane in an emergency where the pilot is unable to fly1.

Autonomí Autoland: In-flight Assistance

In-flight Assistance

Garmin Autoland can engage automatically when it determines the pilot is unable to fly — or passengers can press an activation button2.

Autonomí Autoland: Finds Optimal Destination

Finds Optimal Destination

The system selects the best airport for landing, considering runway length, distance, fuel range and other factors.

Autonomí Autoland: Avoids Known Hazards

Avoids Known Hazards

Garmin Autoland navigates around hazardous terrain, obstacles and weather as it flies to its destination.

Autonomí Autoland: Announces Intentions

Announces Intentions

It automatically communicates its intentions and routing to air traffic control and passengers.

Autonomí Autoland: Lands the Airplane

Lands the Airplane

At the destination, Garmin Autoland lands the aircraft and stops on the runway so emergency services can reach passengers3.

Autoland will soon be available on select G3000® system equipped aircraft.

Piper M600 SLS

Model Year 2020

Piper M600 SLS

Cirrus Vision Jet

Model Year 2020

Cirrus Vision Jet
Autonomí Electronic Stability and Protection: A Watchful Eye

A Watchful Eye

Electronic Stability and Protection (Garmin ESP™) — first introduced in 2010 — is a safeguard that assists pilots to maintain safe, stable flight by monitoring the aircraft’s flight condition to help prevent loss of control. While the pilot is always in full control, Garmin ESP helps the pilot realize and react to potentially unsafe flight conditions with control inputs and alerts.

Autonomí Electronic Stability and Protection: Flight Monitoring

Flight Monitoring

Garmin ESP detects when the pitch of the aircraft’s nose rises too high or drops too low or when the aircraft rolls left or right beyond the preset limits.

Autonomí Electronic Stability and Protection: Control Responses

Control Responses

The pilot feels pressure on the flight controls that guide him or her back to recommended flight limits.

Autonomí Electronic Stability and Protection: Increased Assistance

Increased Assistance

Control forces increase the farther the aircraft strays outside of recommended limits. The pilot is able to overpower these corrections or manually disable them with the press of a button.

Autonomí Electronic Stability and Protection: Straight and Level

Straight and Level

If Garmin ESP has been activated for a prolonged period of time, the autopilot engages level mode so the aircraft returns to level flight.

Garmin ESP is available with these products.

GFC 500 Autopilot

GFC 600 Autopilot

GFC 600H Flight Control System

GFC 700 Autopilot1

Autonomí Emergency Descent Mode: Rapid Recovery

Rapid Recovery

At high altitudes, pilots and passengers need supplemental oxygen or a pressurized cabin to survive. If those systems fail, emergency descent mode seeks to protect occupants by descending to lower altitudes where these devices aren’t required.

Autonomí Emergency Descent Mode: Always Aware

Always Aware

The system monitors cabin pressurization and/or pilot interactions with the aircraft and avionics.

Autonomí Emergency Descent Mode: Automatic Activation

Automatic Activation

Emergency descent mode activates if the pilot doesn’t respond to repeated queries.

Autonomí Emergency Descent Mode: Controlled Descent

Controlled Descent

It quickly and automatically descends the aircraft to a lower altitude.

Autonomí Emergency Descent Mode: Recovery

Recovery

The autopilot levels off at the lower altitude, providing the opportunity for the pilot to resume flying the airplane.

Emergency descent mode is available with these products1.

The Future of Aviation

With Autonomí, we’re creating the systems that will take us into a new era of flight and further enhance efficiency and safety — from personal and business aviation to urban air taxis. And we’re just getting started. We’ve been an instrumental part of the dramatic changes occurring in aviation today, and we’ll lead as it changes even more tomorrow.

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1See Autoland system requirements and limitations

2Pilot can later deactivate Autoland at their discretion

3Aircraft may require maintenance after Autoland use

1Availability varies by aircraft model

1Availability varies by aircraft model