Garmin® announces new enhancements to the G500/G600 glass flight displays

Incorporates GTX 345 ADS-B In display capability, database synchronization and more

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight
displays. The new GTX 345 all-in-one Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transponder now interfaces with the
G500/G600 to display the benefits of ADS-B In traffic and weather.
Additionally, database synchronization streamlines database updating
when two G500/G600 systems are paired together or when a G500/G600 is
paired with a GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen series navigator. Flight Stream
510 installed in a GTN enables Database Concierge wireless database
updates across all installed G500/G600 and GTN products. The addition of
European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) and other customer-requested
features also enable a variety of new capabilities within the G500/G600
glass flight displays.

“We continue to make enhancements to the G500/G600 that bring a wealth
of capability to these systems through easy software upgrades,” said
Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We’ve
listened to our customers and incorporated their requests to give them
what they’re looking for – additional ADS-B traffic and weather display
options, simplified database management, enhanced cockpit connectivity
and more. With this, we continue to raise the bar by incorporating a
comprehensive feature set that surpasses other retrofit glass flight
displays on the market.”

GTX 345 ADS-B In traffic & weather

Advanced ADS-B integration is available with the GTX 345 all-in-one
ADS-B transponder, offering pilots the capability to display ADS-B
traffic and subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast
(FIS-B) weather1 on the G500/G600 flight displays. Regardless
of the existing avionics configuration, the GTX 345 unlocks more
capabilities for pilots by also displaying ADS-B traffic, weather, GPS
position data and back-up attitude information on select Garmin
portables, and the popular Garmin Pilot™ and ForeFlight Mobile apps via
Bluetooth® and Connext® wireless technology.
Unique features such as TerminalTraffic™ provides pilots with a
comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles in
the airport environment. Further enhancing the traffic display,
TargetTrend™ relative motion technology helps pilots visualize the trend
of traffic as it relates to their aircraft. For customers with synthetic
vision technology (SVT™) enabled, traffic targets are displayed on the
PFD. Pilots also have access to a comprehensive set of FIS-B weather
products via the GTX 345, including NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds
and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs and AIRMET/SIGMETs.

Database synchronization

Customers with one or more GTN touchscreen navigators installed
alongside a G500/G600 or those with a dual G500/G600 installation
receive additional benefits with database sync. Once customers complete
the wireless database transfer to the GTN, the databases are
automatically synced with the G500/G600. Chart streaming also allows
pilots to view and utilize departure, approach and arrival charts when
needed, even while the full chart database is synchronizing with the

When a G500/G600 is paired with a GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator and
Flight Stream 510, customers receive Database Concierge wireless
database transfer capabilities via a mobile device operating Garmin
Pilot. Pilots can more easily manage their database subscriptions with
Flight Stream 510 and also receive additional benefits such as wireless
flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic, weather, GPS and more.
With Flight Stream and a GTN, G500/G600 customers can also wirelessly
display back-up attitude information within a mobile device.

Additional enhancements and updates

The G500/G600 flight displays also offer additional functions and
options, including:

  • European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) display on the moving map
  • Ownship icons match those from the GTN 650/750 touchscreen series
  • Option to display weather radar across multiple displays in a dual
    G500/G600 installation
  • For new installations, support for the GSU 75 ADAHRS combines air
    data, attitude and heading reference, which reduces wiring and
    installation complexity

The new features and capabilities for the G500/G600 are expected to be
available in September as a free software upgrade from Garmin Authorized
Dealers (installation charges may apply). This software upgrade is
supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation product support team, which
provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional
information, visit

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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, 913-397-8200 [email protected]