Garmin Expands Chart Coverage within Canada

Incorporates Valuable Helicopter Route Charts for Select Products

Garmin is pleased to announce select products now support the display of helicopter route charts throughout the United States, as well as Canadian IFR and VFR sectional charts. The aera 795/796, G3X Touch and Garmin Pilot for iOS now support the display of these charts with the most recent system software installed. Additionally, helicopter route charts are available for these products throughout eight U.S. metropolitan areas, including the Gulf of Mexico, which provide highly detailed map information tailored to helicopter operators.

NAV CANADA aeronautical chart coverage is now available throughout Canada, providing valuable information such as radio frequencies, airspace boundaries, landmark information and more. These charts are available for G3X Touch and the aera 795/796 starting at $39.99. To download Canadian IFR/VFR sectional charts for G3X Touch and the aera 795/796, visit:  Garmin Pilot Canada Premium is available in the iTunes store for $129.99 annually and includes access to these new charts, as well as comprehensive navigation information, FliteCharts terminal procedures and SafeTaxi airport diagrams for Canada. 

Helicopter route charts are also available for the aera 795/796, G3X Touch and Garmin Pilot, which provide and display information tailored to helicopter operators and their unique operations. These three-color charts depict helicopter airways and routes, heliports with associated frequency and lighting capabilities, NAVAID information and obstructions. Additionally, pictorial symbols, roads and geographical features are notated on these charts for easier identification in urban areas with high concentrations of helicopter activity.

VFR and IFR Helicopter Route Charts are available for eight major metropolitan areas within the U.S., including:

  • Baltimore-Washington
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas-Ft.Worth
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • New York

Coverage for the Gulf of Mexico is also available, which includes offshore oil drilling platforms and more.

Helicopter route charts are currently available and included within the IFR/VFR charts database starting at $39.99 for G3X Touch and the aera 795/796. G3X Touch customers must update to software version 3.70 or later and aera 795/796 customers must update to software version 4.60 or later to access these charts, which are available as free downloads on the Garmin website. Helicopter operators have access to these charts within the latest version of Garmin Pilot, which is available immediately as a free update for existing customers. For new customers, Garmin Pilot is available in the Apple App Store as a free download for the first 30 days. After the 30-day trial period, customers may purchase an annual subscription of Garmin Pilot Canada Premium starting at $129.99.