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Aviation Alerts and Advisories

Aviation alerts and advisories are published to advise owners/operators of important information regarding the fidelity and usability of an aviation product or database; the serviceability of a Garmin product; or to notify owners/operators of an applicable aviation service bulletin.

ADS-B Service Alerts are published to notify owners/operators of ADS-B outages and service limitations.

Aviation Database Alerts are published to advise owners/operators of significant issues with aviation database content that may affect flight operations or safety. Alerts of this type are categorized by the database type they affect, such as FliteCharts, Navigation, Obstacles, SafeTaxi, and Terrain. Navigation Alerts encompass both Alerts generated internally by Garmin, as well as Alerts generated by our data suppliers, such as Jeppesen. The corresponding links to the right can be used to view Database Alerts of only a certain type. Alternatively, all Alerts regardless of type can be viewed by using the Aviation Database Alerts link. Owners/operators may contact Garmin Aviation Product Support for more information on how their particular system is affected by an Alert. For additional information, see Jeppesen’s NavData Alerts site or the FAA’s AeroNav Products Safety Alerts site.

Service Advisories are published to advise owners/operators of important information concerning unit operations and/or handling that may or may not involve safety. Garmin encourages its owners/operators to contact their avionics dealer or their company’s field-service engineering staff with any questions or concerns regarding these advisories.

Service Alerts are published to advise owners/operators of time critical safety information related to the serviceability or operation of a Garmin product. Garmin encourages its owners/operators to contact their avionics dealer or their company’s field-service engineering staff with any questions or concerns regarding these alerts.

Service Document Notifications are published to notify owners/operators of an applicable service document that has been distributed to Garmin dealers and distributors.

Latest Alerts:

Service Alert 20137 Rev B: Fuel Quantity Indication Error

REVISION B: Complete Revision PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All aircraft modified with G3X Touch AML STC SA01899WI, MDL Revision 9 or earlier, with an interface to resistive fuel quantity probes are affected. Aircraft that are not affected: Aircraft modified in accordance with G3X Touch STC SA01899WI, MDL Revision 10 or later Aircraft that have complied with Garmin … Continued

Service Advisory 2129: Inconsistent navigator selection of altitude constraints for some waypoints common to STARs and Instrument Approach Procedures

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Garmin Pilot iOS, GTN 650/725/750, GTN Xi, G900X, G950, G950NXi, G1000, G1000NXi, G2000, G3000, and G5000 products are affected. ISSUE: In some cases, a Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR) Procedure and Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) have a common waypoint marking the transition from one procedure to the next. The altitude/speed constraints for that waypoint, … Continued

Service Advisory 2111 Rev C: 3rd Party Wireless SD Cards

REVISION C: Updated Issue and Action PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All Garmin aviation products are affected. ISSUE: Operating the aircraft while using an unapproved wireless transceiver device inserted into the SD card slot of your Garmin navigator may induce a malfunction, may cause damage to the unit, and may negatively affect the airworthiness approval of the installation. … Continued

G5000 System Software V3343.02, FANS 1/A, ACARS, Reactive Windshear for Textron Aviation Inc. Model 560Excel/XLS

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G5000-equipped Textron Model 560XL aircraft with System Software Version 3343.00 and 3343.01 are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: STC ST01918WI MDL Revision 14 COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion. PURPOSE: STC ST01918WI MDL Rev 14 provides software and hardware updates to support the optional FANS 1/A and ACARS … Continued

GTN Xi COM/NAV Radios

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTN 6XX/7XX Xi products with main software version 20.11 that are interfaced to a Garmin GTX 33/330(ES) using the RS-232 GTX Mode S format are affected. COMPLIANCE: Recommended: Compliance with this service bulletin is recommended at the next scheduled maintenance opportunity. PURPOSE: Pilots flying or taxiing along a 180-degree true track may see … Continued

Service Advisory 2112 Rev B: QWERTY and ABC Keyboards

REVISION B: Updated Resolution PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTN 6XX Xi products with main software version 20.11 that are configured for QWERTY or ABC keyboards are affected. NOTE The keyboard can be configured to QWERTY, ABC, or Slider from the Home page (System > Setup > Keyboard). ISSUE: When using the knob to navigate pages, the right … Continued

System Software Version 2286.12 G1000 NXi Update for Textron Aviation 200/300 Series King Air Aircraft

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All Textron Aviation Inc. (Beechcraft) King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft equipped with G1000 Integrated Flight Deck per STC SA01535WI-D with system software versions 2286.00 to 2286.11 are affected. COMPLIANCE: Optional. This service bulletin is optional and may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion. PURPOSE: The GMA 1360D dedicated PA and COM … Continued

G5000 System Software version 3343.02 for G5000-Equipped Textron Model 560XL

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G5000-equipped Textron Model 560XL aircraft with System Software Version 3343.01 are affected. NOTE This STC Service Bulletin is not applicable to G5000-equipped aircraft with System Software Version 3343.00. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: STC ST01918WI MDL Revision 14 COMPLIANCE: Mandatory: This STC Service Bulletin must be accomplished within 180 calendar days or the next scheduled service … Continued

Service Advisory 2114: Bluetooth Capability

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTX 345(D)R units installed in G1000 NXi, G2000, G3000, and G5000 GIFD systems with the following software versions are affected: GDU/GTC software versions 20.50 through 20.93 AND GTX 345(D)R ADS-B software version 3.11 or later GDU/GTC software versions 21.00 through 21.55 AND GTX 345(D)R ADS-B software version 3.11 or later GDU/GTC software version … Continued

GI 275 Multi-function Instrument Software Version 2.21

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GI 275 Multi-function Instrument systems installed under the GI 275 Part 23 AML STC SA02658SE are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: STC SA02658SE MDL Revision 9 COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion and is not warranty reimbursable. PURPOSE: This STC Service Bulletin provides notification of STC SA02658SE Master … Continued

Service Advisory 20132 Rev B: Distance To DME

REVISION B: Updated Affected Software Versions PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All GI 275 products with software versions 2.21 and earlier, with an HSI page and interfaced to a GTN or GNS series unit are affected. ISSUE: When the localizer is tuned and a GPS flight plan is loaded, the GI 275 provides a distance to the tuned … Continued

GFC 600H AS350 STC update to remove limitation for aircraft with extended cargo pods

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GFC 600H systems installed under the GFC 600H Part 27 STC SR02647SE in Airbus Helicopters AS 350 B2 and B3 models are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: FAA STC SR02647SE COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion. PURPOSE: This STC Service Bulletin provides notification of an update to STC … Continued

GFC 500 Vertical Speed Inertial Gain Settings

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GFC 500 systems installed per STC SA01866WI in the following Piper aircraft are affected: PA-28R-180 PA-28R-200 PA-28R-201 PA-28R-201T PA-28-140 PA-28-150 PA-28-151 PA-28-160 PA-28-161 PA-28-180 PA-28-181 PA-28-236 PA-28-201T PA-32-260 PA-32-300 CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: FAA STC SA01866WI COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion. PURPOSE: STC SA01866WI Master Drawing List, … Continued

GTN Xi Main Software Version 20.11 and GTN 6XX/7XX Main Software Version 6.71

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTN 6XX/7XX and GTN Xi systems installed under the GTN 6XX/7XX Part 23 AML FAA STC SA02019SE-D and EASA STC 10037574 are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: FAA STC SA02019SE-D and EASA STC 10037574 COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion and is not warranty reimbursable. PURPOSE: This STC … Continued

Service Advisory 20140 Rev B: ADS-B Out Not Functioning

REVISION B: Added Resolution PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTN Xi products with main software version 20.10 installed with a GTX 33ES, 330ES, 335(D), 335(D)R, 345(D), or 345(D)R with transponder controls on the GTN Xi are affected. ISSUE: The GTN Xi is sending erroneous ADS-B OUT data. ACTION: Be aware the ADS-B OUT data is erroneous, and your … Continued

G5 Electronic Flight Instrument Software Version 6.82

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G5 systems installed under G5 Part 23 AML STC SA01818WI are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: STC SA01818WI COMPLIANCE: Recommended. This service bulletin is recommended for G5 systems installed per Part 23 AML STC SA01818WI. PURPOSE: G5 Software version 6.82 for certified installations includes an update that adds support for the new G5 battery packs … Continued

Initial Issuance of EASA STC for Installation of GI 275 in an Approved Model List of Part 23 Aircraft

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Refer to the Approved Model List on FAA STC SA02658SE for aircraft eligible for modification to install the GI 275 Multi-Function Indicator in EASA certified aircraft. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: EASA STC 10075142 (FAA STC SA02658SE) COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion and is not warranty reimbursable. PURPOSE: … Continued

Resistive Fuel Senders interfaced to a GEA 24 with the GI 275 AML STC Installations

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Aircraft modified with GI 275 AML STC SA02658SE, MDL Revision 8 or earlier and interfaced to the GEA 24 with resistive fuel senders that are less than or equal to 100 ohms range are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: AML STC SA02658SE COMPLIANCE: Mandatory: This STC Service Bulletin must be incorporated for affected installations and … Continued

Resistive Fuel Senders interfaced to G3X Touch Certificated AML STC Installations

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Aircraft modified with G3X Touch AML STC SA01899WI, MDL Revision 7 or earlier, with interface to resistive fuel senders with less than or equal to 100 ohms range are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: FAA STC SA01899WI MDL Revision 7 COMPLIANCE: Mandatory: This STC Service Bulletin must be incorporated for affected installations and is warranty … Continued

GI 275 Multi-function Instrument Software Version 2.20

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GI 275 Multi-function Instrument systems installed under the GI 275 Part 23 AML STC SA02658SE are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: STC SA02658SE MDL Revision 7 COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion and is not warranty reimbursable. PURPOSE: This STC Service Bulletin provides notification of STC SA02658SE Master … Continued

GTN Xi Main Software Version 20.10 and GTN 6XX/7XX Main Software Version 6.71

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTN 6XX/7XX and GTN Xi systems installed under the GTN 6XX/7XX Part 23 AML FAA STC SA02019SE-D and EASA STC 10037574 are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: FAA STC SA02019SE-D COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion and is not warranty reimbursable. PURPOSE: This STC Service Bulletin provides notification … Continued

G1000 NXi STC Update to Add Models A200/A200CT and G1000 NXi 2286.11 Software Update for all 200/300 Series Aircraft

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: The following Model A200/A200CT aircraft are now eligible under STC SA01535WI-D: S/N BC-1 thru BC-61 and S/N BD-1 thru BD-30 when modified by Beechcraft Service Instruction C-12-0076 S/N BC-62 thru BC-75 S/N BP-1 S/N BP-22 S/N BP-24 thru BP-51 All Textron Aviation Inc. (Beechcraft) King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft equipped with … Continued

G1000 NXi Configuration Update to Support Textron Aviation B300 / B300C King Air Heavyweight (16,500 lb MTOW) Aircraft

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G1000 NXi systems installed in B300 aircraft with serial numbers FL-584 thru FL-1030 (excluding FL-954 and FL-1010) and B300C Serial Numbers FM-25 thru FM-65 with Textron Heavyweight kit (16,500 lb MTOW) and production B300 / B300C Heavyweight (16,500 lb MTOW) aircraft are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: STC SA01535WI-D MDL Rev 22 COMPLIANCE: Optional: This … Continued

Approval of G500/G600 TXi Software Version 3.12

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G500/G600 TXi PFD/MFD/EIS display systems installed using Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA02571SE are affected. COMPLIANCE: Optional. This service bulletin is optional and may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion. PURPOSE: AML STC SA02571SE , Master Drawing List Rev 11 includes the following: Update TXi software from v3.03 to v3.12 … Continued

GTN Xi HTAWS Annunciator Interconnect Correction

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTN Xi systems installed using Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR02120SE are affected. CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: AML STC SR02120SE COMPLIANCE: Optional: This STC Service Bulletin may be incorporated at the owner’s discretion and is not warranty reimbursable. PURPOSE: STC SR02120SE GTN 6XX/7XX Part 27 AML STC Master Drawing List Rev. 6 … Continued

Service Advisory 20126: G5 Battery Pack

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All G5 products are affected. ISSUE: Due to a parts shortage the 010-12493-00 G5 Battery Pack will soon be replaced with the 010-12493-01 G5 Battery Pack Ver. 2. The -01 has the same form, fit, and function as the -00 battery pack. The -01 battery pack does require G5 Software Version 6.80 or … Continued

Service Advisory 20123: Squat Switch

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All GTX 3×5(D) panel-mount products interfaced to a squat switch installed in non-rotorcraft airframes are affected. ISSUE: The GTX 3×5(D) defaults to airborne mode for five seconds after startup. This causes the flight timer to increase for five seconds each startup. ACTION: No pilot action. RESOLUTION: This will be fixed in a future … Continued

Service Advisory 1612 Rev F: 2020 IGRF (International Geomagnetic Reference Field) Magnetic Field Model

REVISION F: Added step to stop power to GIA #2 and operating system specific instructions AFFECTED PRODUCTS: All Garmin G1000 Integrated Flight Decks (G900X, G950, G1000(H), G1000 NXi, Cirrus PerspectiveTM, Embraer ProdigyTM) with a Garmin AHRS and GDU software versions 6.00 and greater are affected. All Garmin G2000, G3000, G5000(H), and Embraer Prodigy® Touch systems … Continued

Service Advisory 20109 Rev B: Erroneous GPS position and momentary false TAWS alerts

REVISION B: Added the G1000(H) NXi PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All SBAS-enabled Garmin Integrated Flight Decks (G900X, G950, G1000(H) G1000(H) NXi, Cirrus PerspectiveTM, Embraer ProdigyTM, G2000, G3000, G5000, and Embraer Prodigy® Touch systems), GTN Xi Series, GPS 175, GNX 375, GNC 355, GNS 400W/500W Series, GNS 480, GTN 6XX/7XX Series products operating within the area (depicted in … Continued

Service Advisory 20117: Cycle 20M2 Basemap

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All original series GTN 6XX/7XX products are affected. NOTE GTN Xi Series products are not affected. ISSUE: A software issue prevents loading basemap version 20M2 to a GTN with basemap version 19M1. WARNING Do not use basemap (land and water data) information for primary navigation. Basemap data is intended only to supplement other … Continued

Service Advisory 20114: FIS-B NOTAMs

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GI 275 products with software versions 2.10 and 2.11 are affected. ISSUE: FIS-B NOTAMs do not appear on the weather page. ACTION: Always refer to current aeronautical charts and NOTAMs for verification of displayed aeronautical information. Displayed aeronautical data may not incorporate the latest NOTAM information. Information obtained solely through FIS-B does not … Continued