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Aviation Alerts and Advisories

Service Advisory 1846 Rev B: Worldwide Navigation Database

REVISION B: Extended one cycle beyond originally announced cycle of 1910 (published 8/2/18) PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Systems listed below that are using the Worldwide Navigation Database are affected: NOTE Systems that are not using the Worldwide Navigation Database and are using a regionalized version of the navigation database (Americas, USA, Europe, International, etc.) are not affected. … Continued

Service Advisory 1913: GDL 90 End of Service Life

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Garmin GDL 90 units are affected. ISSUE: Effective 12/31/19, repair services and service parts are discontinued for the GDL 90. We sincerely regret discontinuing service or support on any Garmin product. However, a number of components required for the manufacture and/or repair of essential sub-assemblies within the affected products are no longer available. … Continued

Service Advisory 1905: GPS Rollover

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All Garmin aviation products are affected. ISSUE: On April 6, 2019 the week number broadcast by the GPS satellites will roll over. As a result of this event some GPS devices may recognize an incorrect date when powered on after April 6, 2019. After extensive testing, Garmin has determined there are no known … Continued

Service Advisory 1878 Rev B: Discontinued Navigation Databases

REVISION B: Extended Effectivity Date PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GX-series and Model 2101 products are affected. ISSUE: Effective December 3, 2020 the GX-series and Model 2101 databases listed below will be discontinued. Part Number – Description 138-0426 – International 138-0472-011 – USA/Latin America 138-0475-011 – Latin America/South America 138-0492-00 – West North America 138-0493-00 – East North … Continued

Service Advisory 0617 Rev B: Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)

REVISION B: Made advisory specific to all Garmin datalink products PRODUCT AFFECTED: All Garmin datalink products are affected. ISSUE: TFR data received through Garmin datalink products may be incomplete or out of date. RESOLUTION: TFR data received through Garmin datalink products is advisory in nature only and not a replacement for a thorough preflight briefing … Continued

Service Advisory 1846: Worldwide Navigation Database

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Systems listed below that are using the Worldwide Navigation Database are affected: NOTE Systems that are not using the Worldwide Navigation Database and are using a regionalized version of the navigation database (Americas, USA, Europe, International, etc.) are not affected. Garmin G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus PerspectiveTM, and Embraer ProdigyTM Integrated Avionics Systems with … Continued

Service Advisory 1838 Rev B: Emergency Descent Mode (EDM)

REVISION B: Clarified Issue Statement PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G1000 systems installed in Cessna Mustang aircraft with GDU Software Versions 15.00 and later are affected. ISSUE: EDM will only work if the autopilot vertical mode is set to FLC before an EDM activation. EDM will not descend the aircraft as intended if the autopilot is coupled to … Continued

Service Advisory 1822: DME/DME Navigation

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G3000 and G5000 systems installed in Cessna Citation CJ2+, Citation CJ3+, Citation M2, Citation Latitude, Citation Sovereign, and Citation X+ aircraft with GDU/GTC Software Versions 4.01 to 6.57 are affected. ISSUE: Adding a DME to the NOTAM NAVAIDS list may cause the Navigation Map to reset. NOTE If this problem occurs, no misleading … Continued

Service Advisory 1802: Incorrect Direct-to Navigation Following Intercept (INTRCPT) Leg

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: The following products are affected: G1000, G900X, G950, Cirrus Perspective, and Embraer Prodigy systems with GDU Software Version 13.00 through 15.23. G2000, G3000, G5000, and Embraer Prodigy Touch products with GDU/GTC Software Versions 20.84 and earlier. GTN 650/750 with Software Versions 6.00 through 6.49. ISSUE: If a Direct-to is performed to a waypoint … Continued

Service Advisory 1506 Rev B: Spare Supplemental Data Cards

REVISION B: Removed 010-01431-00 PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All G5000, G5000H, G3000, G2000, G1000, G1000H, G950, G900X, G600, G500, G500H, and GTN 650/750 Series products are affected. ISSUE: Due to variability in the specification and build quality of commercially available data cards, some data cards may not be compatible or approved for use with your Garmin system. … Continued

Service Advisory 1805: NAV 2

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GFC 600 installed with a GDU 620 and dual Garmin GNS/GTN products are affected. ISSUE: When the pilot’s PFD CDI source is selected to display VOR/LOC 2 the following may occur: VOR/LOC mode may appear to be armed but the autopilot may not capture and engage VOR/LOC mode when intercepting the VOR/LOC 2 … Continued

Service Advisory 1801: Discontinued Navigation Database

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GX-series and Model 2101 products are affected. ISSUE: Due to storage capacity limitations, the Garmin AT USA and Latin America database (p/n 138-0472-011) will be discontinued in early 2018. PILOT ACTION: Refer to the table in the attached document for database replacement considerations. For more information and pricing please contact the Garmin AT … Continued

Service Advisory 1801: Discontinued Navigation Database

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GX-series and Model 2101 products are affected. ISSUE: Due to storage capacity limitations, the Garmin AT USA and Latin America database (p/n 138-0472-011) will be discontinued in early 2018. PILOT ACTION: Refer to the table in the attached document for database replacement considerations. For more information and pricing please contact the Garmin AT … Continued

Service Advisory 1765: Collapsed Airways

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus Perspective®, and Embraer Prodigy® with GDU software versions 13.00 through 15.23 are affected ISSUE: Do not select a Direct-To waypoint from a collapsed airway on the Flight Plan page. Selecting a Direct-To waypoint from a collapsed airway might result in an incorrect waypoint. RESOLUTION: This issue is fixed in … Continued

GNS 480 (CNX 80) End of Service Life

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Garmin GNS 480 (CNX 80) units are affected. ISSUE: The GNS 480 (CNX 80) is rapidly approaching end of service life. Due to limited parts availability, beginning January 1, 2018 repairs will be offered on a limited basis. Parts will only be allocated for repairs that affect airworthiness (no cosmetic repairs). 1754A

Discontinued Navigation Database

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Garmin GPS III Pilot products are affected. ISSUE: Due to storage capacity limitations, Navigation Database cycle 1801 (effective dates 1/4/18 – 2/1/18) will be the last GPS III Pilot supported Navigation Database. ACTION: For product replacement considerations, the aera® 660 is a new cost-effective, feature-rich, purpose-built aviation portable. The aera 660 features: A … Continued

Locked Waypoints

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus Perspective®, and Embraer Prodigy® systems with GDU software versions 15.20 and earlier are affected. ISSUE: Loading GDU software versions 15.10 through 15.20 may permanently lock saved waypoints. Updating the Jeppesen navigation database on systems with GDU software versions 15.10 through 15.20 may also permanently lock saved waypoints. PILOT ACTION: … Continued

Special Instrument Procedures

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: All Garmin navigation systems that use a Garmin Navigation or Jeppesen NavData database are affected. ISSUE: The navigation databases used in Garmin navigation systems contain Special Instrument Procedures. Before flying these procedures, pilots must have specific FAA authorization, training, and possession of the corresponding current, and legitimately-sourced chart (approach plate, etc.). Inclusion of … Continued

Service Advisory 1711: Fuel Calculator

PRODUCTS AFFECTED:    Garmin G1000 NXi systems with GDU Software Version 20.02, installed in Piper PA-28 and PA-44 are affected. ISSUE:    Whenever the MFD AUX – Weight Planning page is selected, the system will set the Fuel Used to zero and the Fuel Remaining to the amount indicated by the fuel quantity sensors. PILOT ACTION:    Utilize … Continued

Service Advisory 1685: Conflicting Traffic RA Aural and Visual Alerts

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTS 8000 units with software version 2.21 and earlier (interfaced to a Garmin GX000 Integrated Flight Deck) are affected. ISSUE: When two Resolution Advisory (RA) aural alerts are triggered in very quick succession, the RA aural alert triggered last may be incorrectly inhibited, causing a conflict between the RA heard and visual RA information displayed … Continued

Service Advisory 1612 Rev D: 2015 IGRF (International Geomagnetic Reference Field) Magnetic Field Model

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: All Garmin Integrated Flight Decks (G900X, G950, G1000(H), Cirrus PerspectiveTM, Embraer Prodigy TM, G2000, G3000, G5000, and Embraer Prodigy® Touch systems) with a Garmin AHRS and GDU software versions 6.00 and greater are affected, except those installed in LearJet aircraft. NOTELearJet installations are covered by a separate service bulletin. NOTEG1000, G900X, G950, Cirrus Perspective, … Continued

Service Advisory 1667: Corrections to Telligence™ Voice Command Qualification Procedure

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTN 650 Series Pilot’s Guide (Garmin P/N 190-01004-03) Rev L GTN 750 Series Pilot’s Guide (Garmin P/N 190-01007-03) Rev N GTN 650 Series Cockpit Reference Guide (Garmin P/N 190-01004-04) Rev K GTN 750 Series Cockpit Reference Guide (Garmin P/N 190-01007-04) Rev J GTN 6XX/7XX Telligence Voice Command Guide (Garmin P/N 190-01007-50) Rev A … Continued

Service Advisory 1650: NEXRAD Data

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: Garmin GTX 345R Transponders interfaced to a G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus PerspectiveTM, or Embraer ProdigyTM (with GDU software versions 14.00 through 14.04 and 15.00 through 15.12) are affected. DESCRIPTION: NEXRAD data is not available when PRECIP is selected. NOTEMETARS/TAFs will continue to show on the display. Weather and precipitation data will also be available on … Continued

ChartView Database Expiration Date

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: G2000, G3000, G5000, and Embraer Prodigy Touch systems with GDU software versions 20.49 (and earlier) with ChartView enabled are affected. DESCRIPTION: The ChartView Database Tab will indicate Chartview has expired before the actual expiration date. PILOT ACTION: Pilots should be aware that the ChartView database is valid until seven days after the expiration date shown on … Continued

Service Advisory 1648: SurfaceWatchTM

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: G3000 Pilot’s Guide for the Cessna Citation CJ3+ (190-01742-01) Rev A G3000 Pilot’s Guide for the Cessna Citation M2 (190-01578-01) Rev B G5000 Pilot’s Guide for the Cessna Citation Sovereign+ (190-01581-01) Rev A G5000 Pilot’s Guide for the Cessna Citation X+ (190-01664-01) Rev B ISSUE: SurfaceWatch ‘rejected takeoff’ and ‘landing rollout’ voice callouts documented … Continued

Service Advisory 1629: Air/Ground Status

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: GDL 84/88 installations that meet all of the following criteria are affected: interfaced to a Garmin GNS/GTN, dual annunciator, or single annunciator not interfaced to a Garmin G500/G600 system installed in a fixed-wing aircraft configured for light aircraft category (15,000 lbs or less) radio altitude and airspeed inputs not connected  GDL 88 products interfaced … Continued

Service Advisory 1619: Changes in the Display of Steering and Navigation Information

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: GTN 6XX/7XX series navigators with software version 6.00 and later are affected. DESCRIPTION: GTN software version 6.00 and later provide an improved methodology for computing GPS steering and navigation paths.  This improvement makes the GTN consistent with the Garmin Integrated Flight Decks and complies with the requirements of DO-229D.  This change provides improved path definition … Continued

Service Advisory 1605 Rev B: AFCS armed mode cancelation

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Garmin G1000 systems installed in the following aircraft with the specified GDU software versions listed below are affected. Twin Commander with GDU software version 15.01 Twin Otter with GDU software version 15.01 Diamond DA 62 with GDU software version 15.00 Bell 407 with GDU software version 15.02 TBM 850/900 with GDU software version 15.00 … Continued

Service Advisory 1604: Worldwide Navigation Database

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Garmin G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus PerspectiveTM, and Embraer ProdigyTM Integrated Avionics Systems with GDU software versions 15.09 and earlier using the Worldwide Navigation Database are affected.  Garmin G2000, G3000, G5000, and Embraer Prodigy Touch Integrated Avionics Systems with GDU software version 6.49 and earlier using the Worldwide Navigation Database are also affected.  Additionally, all … Continued

Service Advisory 1558: Procedures with Headings and Altitude Legs

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GPS400(W), GNC420(W), GNS430(W), GPS500(W), GNS530(W), GTN625, GTN635, GTN650, GTN725, GTN750 ISSUE: This advisory provides clarification regarding the operation of Garmin GNS 400(W)/500(W) and GTN 6XX/7XX navigators while flying procedures that include heading and altitude-based legs. PILOT ACTION: The following are best practices for Garmin GNS and GTN systems used for primary navigation guidance during instrument procedures: … Continued

Service Advisory 1583: Connext Worldwide Weather METAR and TAF

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: G500/G500H/G600 systems with GDU 620 Software Version 7.00 or 7.01, interfaced to a GSR 56 Iridium Satellite Transceiver are affected. ISSUE: Connext Worldwide Weather METAR and TAF information for airports located outside of the box below will not display on a GDU 620 loaded with Software Version 7.00 or 7.01. PILOT ACTION: Rely on other sources … Continued

Service Advisory 1575: Flight Timer

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Garmin G1000(H), Cirrus Perspective, Embraer Prodigy, G900X, and G950 with GDU software versions 13.00 through 15.01 are affected. ISSUE: Using the checklist function may cause the flight timer to set back to zero during flight.  The flight timer provides total flight time between avionics power cycles. NOTE Only the flight timer is affected. All other … Continued

Service Advisory 1574: GTN 6XX/7XX User-Defined Waypoints

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Garmin GTN 6XX/7XX series units with main software version 6.01 and earlier are affected. ISSUE: Modifying the location of a user-defined waypoint that is part of an active flight plan may result in erroneous navigation. PILOT ACTION: Do not modify the location of a user-defined waypoint that is part of an active flight plan. Download 1574A

Service Advisory 1537: ChartView Database Verification Messages May Persist on GTC 570 Units after ChartView Database Installation or Update

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: This advisory is applicable to all aircraft equipped with Garmin G2000, G3000, or G5000 Integrated Avionics Systems. ISSUE: ChartView database verification messages erroneously appear on the GTC 570 display(s) during initialization after the second power cycle following a ChartView database update.  If this issue occurs, the verification process will occur at each power on cycle … Continued

Service Advisory 1539: GDU 620 Software Version 7.00, Stormscope® CELL/STRIKE Softkey Reversal

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: G500 and G600 Series products using GDU 620 main software version 7.00. ISSUE: The Stormscope® CELL/STRIKE soft keys and mode annunciations are reversed:  Pressing the CELL softkey will annunciate CELL, however WX-500 Strike data, rate and icons, are shown. Pressing the STRIKE softkey will annunciate STRIKE, however WX-500 Cell data, rate and icons, are shown. … Continued

Service Advisory 1516 Rev B: Loss of Engine Indication System (EIS)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: G1000 equipped Diamond DA 40 and DA 40F with system software version 321.24 and earlier (and 369.13 and earlier) are affected. ISSUE: Loss of EIS may occur during extended (> 5 seconds) engine shutdowns during flight.  EIS immediately appears after engine restart. RESOLUTION: Contact a Garmin dealer for inclusion of Garmin STC Service Bulletin 1534. NOTE … Continued

Service Advisory 1530: Potential Loss of FMS Navigation and Synthetic Vision (SVT)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: G3000 and G5000 products installed in Cessna Citation Sovereign, Cessna Citation X+, Cessna Citation CJ3+, and Cessna Citation M2 with GDU software versions 4.01 and 4.10 are affected. ISSUE: If the pilot-defined VNAV descent angle (Descent tab of the VNAV Profile page) is less than or equal to the minimum allowable (shallowest) setting, SVT, FMS, … Continued

Service Advisory 1529: Procedure Legs in Terminal Procedures

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: G900X, G950, G1000(H), Cirrus Perspective, and Embraer Prodigy products with GDU software version 12.20 and later, and all G2000, G3000, G5000(H), and Embraer Prodigy Touch products are affected. ISSUE: Some procedure legs in terminal procedures may be calculated and depicted incorrectly, if either a manually-sequenced leg type (identified by "MANSEQ") in the flight plan, or … Continued

Service Advisory 1523: GIA Cooling System Message

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: G900X, G950, G1000(H), G2000, G3000, G5000, Cirrus Perspective, Embraer Prodigy, and Embraer Prodigy Touch systems with GIA main software version 7.60 and prior (except software version 7.55) are affected. ISSUE: On rare occasions the GIA may not read a valid internal temperature upon initial startup, resulting in the presence of the “GIAx COOLING – GIAx … Continued

Service Advisory 1514 Rev B: Potential Erroneous Lateral Guidance

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: All G900X, G950, G1000, Embraer ProdigyTM, and Cirrus PerspectiveTM systems with GDU Software v13.01 or later, and all G2000, G3000, G5000, and Embraer Prodigy Touch systems with GDU Software v2.01 or later are affected. ISSUE: Flight management system may provide erroneous lateral guidance when navigating certain legs of a terminal procedure, including SID, … Continued

Service Advisory 1503: GTN 6XX/7XX Checklist Page User Field

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: GTN625 / GTN635 / GTN650 / GTN725 / GTN750 ISSUE: Configuring a Checklist Page shortcut in the User Fields will cause the GTN boot-up sequence to fail at the Garmin splash screen during subsequent power cycles. PILOT ACTION: Do not configure a Checklist Page shortcut in the affected User Fields, shown above. RESOLUTION: If a GTN boot-up … Continued

Service Advisory 1510: GDU 620 Software V6.21 Exhibiting Unexpected Display or Performance Issues

PRODUCTS AFFECTED:G500, G600, and G500H Series products using GDU 620 main software version 6.21. ISSUE:Flight crews may observe unexpected display issues such as flashing “NO AP DATA” annunciation or intermittent display of the Flight Director cue. The condition can also cause intermittent display issues related to ADF, Weather Radar, and Fast/Slow (PC-12 aircraft only).These issues … Continued

Service Advisory 1518: Partial GIA Failure

AFFECTED PRODUCTS:G900X, G1000, Cirrus Perspective, Embraer Prodigy, G2000, and G3000 systems with a GFC 700 (GFC 7X for G900X systems) and GIA main software version 7.60 are affected. ISSUE:One or both GIAs may lose certain functionality upon power-up and result in the presence of one or more of the following failure indications: A system message … Continued

Service Advisory 1473: Range on Traffic Display for No-Bearing Traffic Advisory (TA) and No-Bearing Resolution Advisory (RA) May Not Update

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: GTN 6xx/7xx (software v2.00 through v5.12) and all G2000/G3000/G5000 (software v4.xx and prior) with an installed traffic system ISSUE: The range on the traffic display for a no-bearing alert may not update.  This issue is only applicable to no-bearing TA and no-bearing RA alerts on the traffic display.  As the position of the target moves … Continued

Service Advisory 1455: New Garmin GNS NavData Card Compatibility

PRODUCTS AFFECTED:  All GNS 400W/500W series including: GPS 400W, GNC 420W/420AW, GNS 430W/430AW, GPS 500W/500W TAWS, GNS 530W/530AW, GNS 530W/530AW TAWS ISSUE:  The GNS 400W/500W NavData cards are being updated to include newer memory components and can be identified by the light orange label affixed to them.  (The label was silver on previous NavData cards).  … Continued

Service Advisory 1449: Unexpected flight path when sequencing to some vectors transition approaches

SYSTEM:All G1000/G950/G900X/Embraer Prodigy/Cirrus Perspective (with GDU software Version 11.10 and later) and all G2000/G3000/G5000 Integrated Avionics Systems ISSUE:Under certain conditions, the FMS may incorrectly calculate, and in some cases display a course from the last waypoint in a flight plan to the final approach course of a procedure loaded with a vectors transition.  This can … Continued

Service Advisory 1215 Rev B: GTN 650/750, GNS 400W/500W Series, and GNS 480 ADS-B Compliance Issue

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: All GTN 650/750, GNS 400W/500W Series, and GNS 480 Navigation Systems are affected.         NOTE:For Garmin Integrated Flight Deck installations, refer to the applicable OEM for 14 CFR 91.227 ADS-B out compatibility guidance. DESCRIPTION: Refer to 14 CFR 91.227 ADS-B Out Compatible Equipment document (Garmin P/N 190-01533-00) for a list of Garmin products and … Continued

Service Advisory 1422: Anticipated flight path calculation with excessive groundspeed

Products Affected:  All G2000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Avionics Systems are affected.  All G1000, G950, G900X, Embraer Prodigy, and Cirrus Perspective integrated avionics systems with GDU Software Version 13.00 and later are affected. Issue:  Flying some terminal procedure legs with excessive groundspeed can cause the system to anticipate and attempt to accommodate AFCS bank angle limitations … Continued

Service Advisory 1421: G600 Outside Air Temperature (OAT) Display

SYSTEM: G600 systems installed in TBM 700/850 aircraft. ISSUE: Garmin has received reports of confusion regarding which of the two temperature values – Indicated Outside Air Temperature (IOAT) or Static Air Temperature (SAT) – listed in the TBM 700/850 Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) correlates to the temperature displayed by the G600. The G600 displays temperature … Continued

Service Advisory 1416: Connext Data Not Being Displayed

SYSTEM: Connext flight data service enabled G1000-equipped Socata TBM 850/900 installations with GDU software version 14.01 installed with a GDL 69(A) are affected by this bulletin. PURPOSE: Connext data will not be displayed unless all of the following conditions are true: The GDL 69(A) has an active XM weather subscription The aircraft is within XM … Continued

Service Advisory 1363 Rev A: User-modified terminal procedure stored in a Flight Plan may cause error condition

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This issue affects all G1000, Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G950, G900X, G2000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Avionics Systems, GTN 625, GTN 635, GTN 650, GTN 725, GTN 750, GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, and GNS 530W series navigation systems. ISSUE In some cases, a user-modified published procedure saved by the operator … Continued

Service Advisory 1370 Rev A: GTN/GTR/GNC COM Frequency Monitoring

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 750, GTN 635/GTN 650, GTR 225, and GNC 255 series units with COM Software Versions 2.10 through Version 2.12. ISSUE In limited circumstances, a monitored COM frequency may prevent the pilot from receiving communication on the active COM frequency. If this condition occurs, it will self-correct after a 2-second lull in the reception … Continued

Service Advisory 1361 Rev A: Possible temporary loss of heading/attitude information in Garmin G500 and G600 Systems following extended power-on stall and slow flight maneuvers

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G500 and G600 systems using GRS 77 Software version 3.00 and previous versions or GDU 620 Software version 6.20 and previous versions are affected. ISSUE Temporary loss of heading information (red-X’ed heading) can be caused by sustained (greater than 7 seconds) in-flight operation with true airspeed less than 40 knots and GPS ground … Continued

Service Advisory 1358 Rev A: Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) Pathways Boxes May Be Depicted Incorrectly

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G900X, G950, and G1000 Integrated Flight Deck systems using GDU software v13.00 through 13.04, and G2000/G3000/G5000 Integrated Flight Deck systems using GDU software v2.10 through 3.17. ISSUE SVT Pathways boxes may be depicted at an altitude other than the selected altitude. PILOT ACTION Garmin recommends the pilot disable the … Continued

Service Advisory 1352 Rev A: Incorrect Course During Turn Transition

Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G900X, G950, and G1000 products w/GDU sw 7.0X – 12.1X  G2000, G3000, and G5000 products w/GDU sw 2.00  GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 w/sw prior to 5.0  All GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W units DESCRIPTION The course deviation indicator (CDI) may deflect in the wrong direction (away from the desired … Continued

Service Advisory 1348 Rev A: Approaches Loaded With a Vector Transition

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G900X, G950, and G1000 products with GDU software 11.10 through 13.XX and all G2000, G3000, and G5000 products with GDU software versions prior to 4.00 are affected by this advisory. DESCRIPTION When using a vector transition with the approaches listed below, approach waypoints are not properly loaded or … Continued

Service Advisory 1336 Rev A: G1000-equipped King Air Temporary Heading Failure

AFFECTED PRODUCTS G1000 Integrated Flight Deck Systems installed in Beechcraft King Air models are affected. DESCRIPTION Through the investigation of temporary heading failure incidents, Garmin has discovered a prominent tendency for the gradual magnetization of aircraft structural components to occur proximate to the GMU 44 magnetometer mounting location in G1000-equipped King Air aircraft. This magnetization … Continued

Service Advisory 1328 Rev A: FIS-B NEXRAD Weather Reception and Display

AFFECTED PRODUCTS Garmin ADS-B receivers connected to Garmin GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 systems and GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W Units. DESCRIPTION FIS-B weather data reception requires line-of-sight communication between the receiver and the ADS-B ground station. Incomplete Regional and/or CONUS NEXRAD imagery displayed on the MAP and FIS-B Weather Pages of the … Continued

Service Advisory 1309 Rev B: Verify displayed heading is not noticeably drifting prior to takeoff

AFFECTED PRODUCTS Garmin G1000, G1000H, G950, G900X, G500, G500H, G600, Cirrus Perspective™, and Embraer Prodigy® Integrated Flight Deck Systems equipped with GRS 77/GRS 77H AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference System). DESCRIPTION Garmin has received a very limited number of reports of a temporary loss of heading and attitude (provided by the AHRS) displayed in the products … Continued

Service Advisory 1308 Rev A: GNS 480 (CNX80) Units with Software Version 2.1 and Aviation Database 1302

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GNS 480 (CNX80) Units with Software Version 2.1. DESCRIPTION The latest Aviation Database (1302) includes LP* approaches for the first time. While GNS 480 (CNX 80) Software Version 2.3 supports LP approaches, Software Version 2.1 does not. For customers with Software Version 2.1, LP approaches will appear as LPV approaches and will be selectable. If … Continued

Service Advisory 1208 Rev A: GTN 725/GTN 750, GMX 200 and MX20 Units’ Own-ship Depiction on Charts Page

PRODUCTS AFFECTED GTN 7XX Units with Main Software Version 2.00 and Jeppesen Chartview GMX 200 Units with Main Software Version 2.13 or earlier, and Jeppesen Chartview MX20 Units (all Main software versions) and Jeppesen Chartview DESCRIPTION Many charts include a “not to scale” or an “off scale” area depicted on chart overlays by either a … Continued

Service Advisory 1227 Rev A: GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Utilities Pages

DESCRIPTION The GTN erroneously accepts blank data entry fields for calculating information displayed on the DALT/TAS/Winds Utility Page. To ensure proper information is calculated: all data must be entered on the page and calculations must be verified as reasonable, prior to use. Flight plans with certain leg types, normally included in approaches, can result in erroneous … Continued

Service Advisory 1226 Rev A: SafeTaxi® Requires AFM/AFMS Limitation

AFFECTED PRODUCTS Installations of G500, G500H, G600, G900X, G950, G1000, G1000H, Cirrus Perspective™, Embraer Prodigy® Systems and GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 and GMX 200 units that do not already include the limitation required below (or its equivalent), are affected by this advisory. DESCRIPTION This advisory provides notice of an operating limitation associated with … Continued

Service Advisory 1223 Rev A: Dual Transponder Operation

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This advisory is applicable to all GTX 328 and GTX 330(D) transponders installed in dual-transponder configurations. PURPOSE Changing the squawk code or Flight ID on a transponder sends a change notification to Air Traffic Control (ATC), notifying them of the changed squawk code or Flight ID. This only occurs when the transponder is … Continued

Service Advisory 1224 Rev A: fly.garmin.com

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This advisory is applicable to all fly.garmin.com users with an Apple® computer. DESCRIPTION Apple computer operating software Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8) is not compatible with Garmin aviation database downloads through fly.garmin.com. RESOLUTION Garmin is diligently working with Apple® to resolve this issue. Download 1224

Service Advisory 1222 Rev A: Flight Data Logging Parameters

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This advisory is applicable to the Garmin G1000 Pilot’s Guide for Cessna Citation Mustang (190-00494-03, Rev A) and the Garmin G1000 Pilot’s Guide for Cessna Citation Mustang (190-00494-04, Rev A), written for G1000 System Software Versions 0435.20 and 0435.23. DESCRIPTION The G1000 does not log the following flight data parameters: ITT  N1%  N2%  … Continued

Service Advisory 1215 Rev A: GIA 63W, GTN 650/750, GNS 400W/500W Series, and GNS 480 ADS-B Compliance Issue

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GIA 63W, GTN 650/GTN 750, GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W, and GNS 480 Navigation Systems are affected. DESCRIPTION 14 CFR § 91.227 and FAA Advisory Circular AC20-165 include new navigation accuracy and integrity requirements applicable to the approved position source for certification of rule-compliant ADS-B/Out system installations. GIA 63W, GTN 650/750, … Continued

Service Advisory 1156 Rev A: Potential GRS 77 and GRS 77H reset

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This issue affects all G500/G500H/G600 systems, and all G900X, G950, G1000, G1000H, Cirrus Perspective™, and Embraer Prodigy® Integrated Flight Deck Systems with GRS 77 software versions 2.10 through 3.02 and GRS 77H software version 3.50. DESCRIPTION The GRS 77/77H may reset during sustained bank turns. The conditions that may initiate this reset occur … Continued

Service Advisory 1138 Rev A: GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Units and ‘Data Source’ Error Messages

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 6XX/7XX Units with Main Software Version 2.00. DESCRIPTION When the GTN inputs are configured for certain traffic or altitude formats, one or both of the following messages may be displayed:     ‘DATA SOURCE – Heading source inoperative or connection to GTN lost’     ‘DATA SOURCE – Pressure altitude source inoperative or connection to GTN lost’ … Continued

Service Advisory 1155 Rev A: GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Units and Approaches with Holds/Course Reversals at the Initial Approach Fix

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 6XX/7XX Units with Main Software Version 2.00. DESCRIPTION When flying an approach multiple times with a Hold/Course Reversal at the Initial Approach Fix (IAF), the Hold/Course Reversal may not be properly re-inserted into the flight plan on the second and subsequent uses of the approach. PILOT ACTION Until updated software is installed: When … Continued

Service Advisory 1146 Rev A: GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W Units and Stormscope® Display Issue

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GNS 400W/500W Series Units with Software Version 3.00 or later installed with a Stormscope Lightning Detection Unit. DESCRIPTION Stormscope lightning strike data may not be displayed at the correct bearing on the GNS Lightning Page under certain conditions. When the GNS unit does not have a heading source, Orientation Method at the top center … Continued

Service Advisory 1141 Rev A: Garmin SBAS-capable receivers may experience loss of LPV or LNAV/VNAV capability due to incoherent EGNOS satellite GEO ranging data

AFFECTED PRODUCTS G1000, G1000H, G950, G900X, G500, G500H, G600, Cirrus Perspective™, and Embraer Prodigy® integrated flight deck systems, GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, GNS 530W, GNS 480 (CNX80), and GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 navigation systems using EGNOS to conduct satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) required terminal operations are affected. PURPOSE Refer … Continued

Service Advisory 1139 Rev A: G600/G500/G500H Systems Auto-Slewing

PRODUCTS AFFECTED G600/G500/G500H Systems with GDU 620 Software Version 6.00 or earlier. DESCRIPTION The HSI course pointer auto-slew feature does not automatically select the final approach course for certain approaches. (Refer to the appropriate Pilot’s Guide for a detailed description of the auto-slew feature.) For affected approaches, the HSI course pointer will remain at the … Continued

Service Advisory 1135 Rev A: Incorrect Depiction of NEXRAD Data

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Cirrus Perspective with GDL 69/GDL 69A software version 4.00 are affected. DESCRIPTION Garmin has become aware of a condition that may result in areas without NEXRAD coverage to appear as areas with no radar returns. Additionally, return data may not always be removed from the display after it has expired. This condition is identified … Continued

Service Advisory 1137 Rev A: GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Units Installed with Dual GTX 32 Transponders

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 6XX/7XX Units with Main Software Version 2.00 installed with dual GTX 32 transponders. DESCRIPTION When the GTN 6XX/7XX unit is installed with dual GTX 32 transponders the GTN will erroneously display the following message:  “TRANSPONDER – Transponder 1 and 2 Mode S addresses do not match” This message does not affect the operation … Continued