Garmin® announces G5000H upgrade program for the Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the availability of the G5000H integrated flight deck upgrade
for the existing fleet of Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60A/L Black Hawk
helicopters through Global Aviation Solutions (GAS). The G5000H
modernizes the cockpit, offers key safety enhancements, improves
situational awareness and fulfills global airspace modernization
initiatives. Additionally, the G5000H upgrade offers greater
reliability, provides added cost-savings that solves avionics
obsolescence and expands the operational capability of these versatile

“Alongside Global Aviation Solutions, we’re excited to bring the G5000H
upgrade to the existing fleet of UH-60A/L and S-70 helicopters,” said
Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With
modern technologies such as HSVT, HTAWS and more, operators behind the
G5000H will experience a significant reduction in pilot workload,
optimal alerting capabilities, as well as an improved level of
situational awareness throughout all phases of flight. This
modernization program also brings next generation avionics capability
and expanded utility to these helicopters, providing pilots with the
best information available while in-flight. It’s simply a terrific
upgrade for these versatile, combat-proven helicopters.”

The G5000H installation in the Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60A/L Black Hawk
helicopters incorporate four 12-inch high-resolution widescreen displays
and two touchscreen controllers that serve as the pilot interface to the
integrated flight deck. Two primary flight displays (PFD) and two
multi-function displays (MFD) support multi-pane capability, allowing
pilots to simultaneously view flight information alongside maps,
checklists, weather and more. Charts can be viewed across all four
displays and are geo-referenced, including Garmin FliteCharts™ terminal
approach procedures or optional Garmin ChartView powered by Jeppesen, as
well as geo-referenced SafeTaxi® airport diagrams.

Available with this G5000H upgrade, Helicopter Synthetic Vision
Technology (HSVT™) seamlessly blends and displays a 3D depiction of
terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment so the image on
the display replicates what the pilot would see outside the cockpit on a
clear day. HSVT merges with Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning
System (HTAWS) to provide alert coloring and voice alerts to warn pilots
of potential ground hazards by displaying obstacles and terrain that may
pose a threat.

The G5000H integrated flight deck is a state-of-the-art avionics suite
that is equipped to meet and exceed global airspace modernization
initiatives, while also offering a lower cost of ownership. With the
G5000H upgrade, these helicopters receive a fully integrated Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out
solution. Additionally, Garmin Connext® services are
available as an option and include access to worldwide weather, voice
calling and text messaging within the G5000H.

Additional features that are expected to be available with the G5000H
integrated flight deck upgrade for the S-70 and UH-60A/L helicopters:

  • Wide area augmentation system (WAAS/SBAS) navigation is supported.
  • ADS-B In traffic and weather is available as an option using the GDL®
    88 datalink.
  • Exceeds NextGen/Single European Sky (SES) global airspace initiatives.
  • Worldwide datalink weather solutions enable the display of graphical
    weather including NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft and more.
  • TCAS II combines ADS-B enhanced active and passive surveillance data
    to pinpoint specific traffic threats, issuing a Resolution Advisory
    (RA) if an immediate conflict is detected.
  • Seamless interface with third-party products, including radios,
    sensors and other mission-critical equipment.
  • GWX weather radar is included as optional equipment and offers
    four-color storm cell display capabilities with Turbulence Detection
    and Ground Clutter Suppression as additional options.
  • GRA™ 5500 radar altimeter provides a smooth and consistent readout of
    above ground level (AGL) altitude, even in rough terrain, tree
    canopies, sand or choppy water.

The first flight of a Global Aviation Solutions G5000H-equipped UH-60A
Black Hawk helicopter occurred in March 2017. Global Aviation Solutions
expects certification of the G5000H in the UH-60A/L and S-70 helicopters
in 2018. Contact Garmin to discuss how to incorporate the G5000H into
various applications at: [email protected].

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