Garmin® reimagines helicopter flight displays with the introduction of the G500H TXi

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the G500H TXi, a new generation of touchscreen flight displays
for helicopters. Built on the proven capabilities of the original G500H
series, the G500H TXi offers a vastly expanded array of features,
options and panel possibilities that bring a new level of reliability,
adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations. Designed
specifically for FAR Part 27 VFR helicopters, the G500H TXi boasts a
bright LCD design including a large 10.6-inch display and two versions
of 7-inch displays, available in portrait or landscape orientation, and
features traditional concentric knobs for added versatility and

For helicopter-specific mission readiness, the G500H TXi is equipped
with a five-color Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System1
(HTAWS), WireAware™ wire-strike avoidance technology and Garmin HSVT™
3-D synthetic vision. The G500H TXi also features multiple video input
options, night vision goggle (NVG) compatibility and a graphical map
overlay within the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) for most display
formats. For helicopters already equipped with the original G500H series
flight displays, full G500H TXi compatibility with existing system
sensors makes for an easy, cost-effective upgrade path.

“The TXi series redefined the flight display, and we’re excited to bring
the latest in electronic glass cockpit instrumentation to the helicopter
market,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and
marketing. “The intuitive design, additional processing power and proven
ADAHRS attitude/heading reference all build on the proven capabilities
of our original G500H series. Coupled with the greater situational
awareness tools and innovative feature set of the TXi family, the G500H
TXi sets the bar for the most configurable, state-of-the-art glass
flight display solution for the helicopter market.”

The system’s familiar user interface and best-in-class graphical display
capabilities enable pilots to access and process more high-value flight
information at a glance. The G500H TXi incorporates a clean-sheet
touchscreen design with modern processors that support improved map and
chart rendering, faster panning and contemporary single-finger zoom and
pinch-to-zoom gestures. Through any combination of the touchscreen or
dual concentric knobs, pilots can quickly access and view flight
information at a glance. Modernized displays and large fonts offer
improved readability, while the intuitive user-interface helps reduce
overall pilot workload. To support night operations, the G500H TXi is
provisioned for NVG compatibility.

Offering an impressive array of flexible configuration display options,
the G500H TXi is available as a 10.6-inch horizontal format display that
can accommodate PFD information and an MFD side-by-side within the same
unit. Similarly, the 7-inch portrait format displays can be individually
dedicated to PFD with the HSI map or MFD functions. Another option,
where panel space is limited, allows the 7-inch landscape format display
to serve as a dedicated PFD with instrument tapes, a half-arc HSI and
optional Garmin HSVT 3-D synthetic vision. The system can be mixed and
matched with up to two of the high-resolution touchscreen displays, and
for added versatility and convenience, most control functions can be
accessed by the traditional concentric knobs or touchscreen inputs.

For the ultimate in hazard avoidance solutions, the G500H TXi supports
high-resolution, five-color HTAWS when it’s paired with an
HTAWS-equipped GTN™ or GNS™ series navigator. Using WAAS GPS position
information compared with the system’s internal databases, the HTAWS
offers forward-looking avoidance capability to predict in advance where
potential hazards may exist to help pilots maintain safe separation from
nearby terrain, towers or obstacles. In addition to the already
extensive databases found in its fixed-wing counterpart, every G500H TXi
system uses a helicopter-specific obstacles database featuring over
200,000 additional low-altitude obstacles. For added protection, an
expanded version features over 700,000 miles of power lines, and the
Garmin WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology uses this database to
overlay powerline locations and relative altitude information on the
moving map and provides both aural and visual alerting when operating
near powerlines.

To provide even more situational awareness, the G500H TXi includes HSI
mapping capabilities that put an MFD-like perspective map view within
the HSI portion of the PFD. The HSI map view can also support the
overlay of NEXRAD imagery and weather inputs from ADS-B and SiriusXM

Designed to interface with a wide range of avionics equipment, including
the new GFC 600H helicopter flight control system and the GTN series
navigators, the G500H TXi provides full touchscreen continuity between
the navigation, communication and flight display functions in a panel.
The G500H TXi flight display system is targeted for approval on several
popular helicopter models in Q4 2018 with a starting MRSP of $23,495 for
the 7-inch display and $27,495 for the 10.6-inch display.

The G500H TXi comes with a two-year warranty and is supported by
Garmin’s award-winning aviation product support team, which provides
24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional
information, visit
or contact a local Garmin authorized dealer.

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to
OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an
expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that
are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information
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1When equipped with an HTAWS-equipped GTN or GNS series

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Garmin International Inc. Carly Hysell, 913/397-8200 [email protected]