Garmin® introduces the G3000H integrated flight deck to the Part 27 VFR/IFR turbine helicopter market

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the G3000H, an IFR-capable integrated flight deck specifically
designed for Part 27 turbine helicopters. The forward-fit G3000H offers
a number of features, including WAAS/SBAS, ILS approach capability, VFR
and IFR helicopter charts and Connext® wireless integration.
It’s also equipped for ADS-B In/Out, offers visual approach guidance and
an HSI map. The G3000H touchscreen interface boasts superior in-flight
features and benefits that reduce pilot workload, providing this class
of helicopters with the best situational awareness tools available on
the market today.

“The G3000H blends a superior feature set and safety-minded technology
into a contemporary platform for the VFR/IFR turbine helicopter market,”
said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “With
the G3000H, we’re excited to bring IFR capabilities in an advanced
integrated flight deck and further expand our product offering so our
partners have even more options within this class of helicopters.”

Built with a flexible and scalable architecture that can be tailored to
a variety of helicopter designs, the G3000H combines widescreen,
high-resolution displays with touchscreen controls that serve as the
pilot interface to the integrated flight deck. The landscape-oriented
displays offer immediate access to critical in-flight information in a
consolidated, easy-to-read format. The G3000H also features
pilot-selectable split-screen capability that allows for two or more
separate pages to be displayed simultaneously, so pilots can easily
access valuable decision-making information on a single screen.

The G3000H boasts additional features and optional capabilities,

  • Helicopter synthetic vision technology (HSVT™) displays an
    “out-of-the-window” view of surroundings on the PFD, which is
    particularly helpful during nighttime operations or in degraded
    visibility environments (DVE). HSVT seamlessly blends information
    related to the helicopter’s position with topographic databases to
    create and display real-time 3D images. HSVT also incorporates visual
    and audible alerting of potential ground hazards by displaying
    terrain, available obstacles and powerlines that may pose a threat to
    the helicopter.
  • Hover Display provides a combination of location, heading and
    vector references to help guide and orient pilots during hovering
  • Connext wireless integration enables a variety of capabilities,
    including the wireless transfer of databases, flight plan and GPS
    waypoint information from the Garmin Pilot™ app, as well as the
    sharing of traffic, weather, GPS information, back-up attitude
    information, text messaging, flight tracking and more with mobile
    devices in the cockpit.
  • Telligence™ Voice Command aids in pilot workload reduction by
    using automatic speech recognition technology built within the audio
    system. Using intuitive phraseology, Telligence accepts hundreds of
    voice commands at the push of button on the cyclic. For example,
    pilots can simply state, “tune destination tower,” to load the nearest
    tower frequency into the standby comm position.
  • Helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HTAWS) provides
    graphical and audible alerts of potential terrain and obstacle
    conflicts along the flight path of the helicopter. Garmin HTAWS
    includes forward-looking terrain avoidance (FLTA), which features
    five-color contouring and aural advisories to help keep pilots aware
    of hazardous terrain and obstacles. While descending, voice call-outs
    are also available in 100-foot intervals beginning at 500-feet. An
    additional 50-foot call-out is available with an optional radar
  • Helicopter route charts, including VFR and IFR route charts
    throughout eight major U.S. metropolitan areas, which includes
    oil-drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, are accessible on the
  • Reduced Protection (RP) mode works in conjunction with Garmin
    HTAWS by minimizing nuisance alerts during low altitude helicopter
    operations, while continuing to provide protection from terrain and
  • WireAware™ wire strike avoidance technology graphically
    overlays powerline information within the U.S. as well as some
    locations in Canada and Mexico.
  • HSI mapping displays an MFD-like perspective map view in the
    primary field of view of the pilot on the PFD to help pilots focus on
    instrumentation scan, enabling them to better visualize terrain,
    traffic, weather and more as it relates to their flight plan.
  • Visual approach capability automatically generates a
    three-degree vertical path from the threshold of the runway down to
    pilot-selectable minimums.
  • Terrain profile view displays a vertical cross-section view of
    the active flight plan on the MFD, so it’s easier to view terrain,
    obstacles and weather that may pose a threat throughout an entire
  • ADS-B In/Out is available with the G3000H and features patented TerminalTraffic™,
    which minimizes “nuisance” alerts in the airport environment. Audible
    alerts of potential flight path conflicts are also available. TargetTrend™
    relative motion technology provides pilots with a faster, more
    intuitive way of judging traffic trajectories and is ideal when
    identifying potential threats while flying in busy traffic
  • Power assurance check calculates and displays the information
    necessary to assure the engine can produce the minimum power and
    torque required for flight.
  • Hover performance displays hover data, including IGE (in ground
    effect) and OGE (out of ground effect) based on current conditions,
    while Cruise performance automatically calculates VNE,
    minimum and maximum airspeeds, range and endurance.
  • Data monitoring automatically stores critical flight and engine
    parameters on an SD card, allowing the flight crew or maintenance
    personnel to easily analyze and interpret trend data. The G3000H can
    also interface to third-party HUMS systems.

Additional features and capabilities available with the G3000H include:
SiriusXM high-resolution animated weather radar imagery, on-board
weather radar, radar altimeter read-out, verbal ATC-like TAS/TCAS spoken
traffic alerts, European Visual Reporting Points (VRP’s) and much more.
The G3000H is also NVG-compatible and is capable of displaying video
input from compatible FLIR camera sources.

Garmin is also pleased to announce that the G3000H will be featured on
the new Kopter SH09 helicopter, which will consist of dual
landscape-oriented displays and a single touchscreen controller. The
SH09 offers superior performance for hot and high operations, as well as
a low noise signature in an all new, state-of-the-art helicopter design.

The G3000H is supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation product
support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty
support. For additional information about the G3000H integrated flight
deck or Garmin’s complete line of helicopter products, visit

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