Garmin® introduces the G5 electronic flight instrument as a DG/HSI in certificated aircraft

Dual G5 installation options support safety-enhancing redundancy with dual ADAHRS and back-up battery

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the pending approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument
for installation as a replacement directional gyro (DG) or horizontal
situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed-wing general
aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF NAV/COMMs or GPS
navigators, the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic
heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance, as well as
distance and groundspeed. The installation of dual G5 electronic flight
instruments can also eliminate the dependency on a failure-prone vacuum
system in aircraft for attitude and heading information. Installation
approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate (STC) with a
comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing 600+ individual
aircraft models, which is representative of the Federal Aviation
Administration’s (FAA) commitment to encourage and authorize specific
enhancements to aircraft to improve safety among the existing general
aviation fleet.

“Furthering our commitment to bring affordable, safety-enhancing and
certified solutions to general aviation, the G5 electronic flight
instrument that was initially developed for experimental aircraft may
now be used to replace a DG or HSI in certificated aircraft and
represents another industry-first by Garmin,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin
vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Thousands of G5s have
been fielded since its introduction into the certificated aircraft
market last year, which shows that aircraft owners are eager to
incorporate these safety-minded products into the cockpit. Thanks to the
FAA’s initiative to encourage and permit cost-effective safety
enhancements to the general aviation fleet, our valued customers can
continue to further benefit from the redundancy and dependability
associated with modern electronic flight instrumentation.”

Comprising of a bright, 3.5-inch sunlight readable liquid crystal
display (LCD), the G5 electronic flight instrument is approved for
installation in place of the aircraft’s existing DG/HSI via a
Garmin-held STC for hundreds of certificated fixed-wing aircraft models.
Utilizing the new cost-effective magnetometer, the G5 electronic flight
instrument displays magnetic heading. A dedicated rotary knob allows
pilots to easily select and adjust course and make heading bug
selections. Suitable for installation in place of a standard 3-1/8-inch
(79 millimeters) flight instrument, the G5 measures 3-inches (76
millimeters) in depth with the back-up battery so it can easily be
integrated into a wide range of aircraft. The G5 electronic flight
instrument is also approved for flight under VFR and IFR conditions,
offering an economical upgrade for thousands of aircraft owners.

When paired with the GTN™ 650/750, GNS™ 430W/530W or non-WAAS GNS
430/530 navigators, the G5 is approved as a primary source to display
vertical and lateral GPS/VOR/LOC course deviation when available, as
well as groundspeed and distance to the next waypoint1. In a
G5 configuration that is paired with the GNC® 255 or SL 30
NAV/COMM radio, the G5 is approved as a primary source to display
lateral and vertical course deviation2 when available.
Additionally, a single magnetometer is capable of supplying magnetic
heading information to two G5 electronic flight instruments

The G5 electronic flight instrument offers a wide range of flexible
panel configuration options, along with the reliability associated with
a modern electronic flight instrument. Installation configurations vary
as up to two G5 displays can be incorporated into a single aircraft
panel in several approved combinations, including the attitude, DG/HSI
or turn coordinator positions. In dual installations, a secondary G5 can
revert to display attitude information in the unlikely event of a
failure in the primary attitude indicator position. A pilot-selectable
menu on the G5 DG/HSI enables the manual selection and interchange
between the attitude indicator and DG/HSI display. Each G5 for
certificated aircraft includes a four-hour back-up battery for use in
the event of an aircraft electrical system failure. In dual G5
configurations, customers receive dual ADAHRS and dual back-up
batteries, offering safety-enhancing redundancy.

The G5 DG/HSI electronic flight instrument for certificated fixed-wing
aircraft can be purchased through the Garmin authorized dealer network
starting at an expected street price of $2,449, which includes the
install kit, magnetometer, back-up battery and the STC. When interfaced
with a compatible GPS navigator, the G5 DG/HSI electronic flight
instrument is available with the required adapter for an expected street
price of $2,975. A combination of dual G5 electronic flight instruments
for certificated aircraft is available starting at an expected street
price of $4,598. Deliveries for new orders are expected to begin in May.
The G5 is also supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation support
team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For
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1. Requires GAD 29 and GMU 11 magnetometer.

2. Requires the GMU 11 magnetometer.

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