Garmin® certifies G3X Touch for single-engine piston aircraft

Provides new scalable, entry-level integrated flight displays for
nearly 500 certified aircraft

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the certification of the G3X Touch™ flight display for
hundreds of certificated aircraft. The G3X Touch offers a variety of
scalable panel configurations and a superior feature set that includes
wireless connectivity and synthetic vision as standard, as well as
options such as display redundancy, advanced autopilot compatibility,
engine monitoring and more. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
has granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the
installation of G3X Touch in nearly 500 certified single-engine piston
aircraft, which is supported by Garmin’s expansive dealer network and
its award-winning aviation support team.

“Garmin remains committed to offering value-minded solutions that seek
to enhance safety in the single-engine piston aircraft market and the
introduction of the G3X Touch flight display for certificated aircraft
is yet another example of that commitment,” said Carl Wolf, vice
president of aviation sales and marketing. “As the trusted leader in
avionics, we’re excited to bring this game-changing offering to
certified piston aircraft owners with ambitions for flight display
upgrades that fits their panel – and budget.”

The G3X Touch system for certified aircraft is representative of
Garmin’s experience in integrated flight deck technology, which boasts a
clean and sleek appearance and a resilient, high-resolution display. The
touchscreen offers an intuitive user interface and through any
combination of the touchscreen or dual-concentric knobs, pilots can
efficiently perform common in-flight functions like direct-to
navigation, setting altitude pre-select or radio tuning. Pilots will
also appreciate the seamless in-flight experience behind G3X Touch as
the user interface is harmonious with multiple Garmin products, such as
the new GPS 175/GNX™ 375 and GTN™ 650/750 navigators.

Multiple panel configurations and display options allow pilots and
aircraft owners to better leverage their current and future avionics
investment. One configuration option includes a large 10.6-inch G3X
Touch display paired with a 7-inch display. This configuration offers
the convenience and utility of a large primary flight display (PFD) with
a dedicated multi-function display (MFD). Another option allows dual
7-inch displays to serve as a dedicated PFD/MFD. For space-limited
panels, pilots can also install a single 10.6-inch or 7-inch display. In
configurations where multiple displays are installed, the G3X Touch
system offers redundancy and reversionary mode as a single display is
capable of showing all primary flight information, including engine
information when installed. For aircraft owners that have already
installed a G5 electronic flight instrument in their aircraft, they can
easily add a G3X Touch display to take advantage of the redundancy
benefits associated with this configuration. The building-block design
of these four approved cockpit configurations give aircraft owners
scalable upgrade options that suit a variety of panels.

The G3X Touch suite offers an impressive array of standard features that
give pilots greater situational awareness throughout every phase of
flight. Synthetic vision (SVX™) comes standard on all G3X Touch displays
and provides a rich, three-dimensional depiction of terrain, obstacles,
water features, the runway environment and more. Capable of serving as a
standalone VFR navigator, the G3X Touch provides benefits that help
further situational awareness in visual conditions with features like
vertical navigation (VNAV), which allows pilots to generate a vertical
descent profile by setting an altitude constraint in the flight plan.
Modern tools such as wireless connectivity is also available as
standard. Wireless flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic1,
weather1, back-up attitude information and more with a
compatible tablet or smartphone are all available via Garmin Connext®.

The G3X Touch flight display for certificated aircraft can interface
with a variety of optional equipment including:

  • For complete IFR-approach compatibility, customers can pair the G3X
    Touch with a variety of Garmin GPS navigators and Nav/Comms,
    including the new GPS 175/GNX 375, GTN 650/750, GNS™ 430W/530W, GNS
    480, SL 30/40, and GNC® 255.
  • For aircraft that can benefit from a modern autopilot, the GFC 500
    provides workload-reducing features such as auto-trim,
    flight director, airspeed climbs and descents, dedicated level (LVL)
    mode and more. Garmin Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP),
    underspeed and overspeed protection are also available as standard and
    work in the background to help pilots avoid inadvertent flight
    attitudes or bank angles while the pilot is hand-flying the aircraft.
    The addition of yaw damping (YD) minimizes yawing oscillations and
    helps maintain coordinated flight by keeping the slip/skid indicator
    centered. Additionally, G3X Touch can now serve as an attitude source
    for the GFC 500 autopilot, which does not require the G5 electronic
    flight instrument when installed with G3X Touch. The GFC 500 is
    available as an option for select models of the Beechcraft Bonanza,
    Cessna 172/182/210, Grumman AA-5, Mooney M20 and the Piper PA-28 with
    additional certifications in progress. For a comprehensive list of
    supported aircraft, visit
  • Pilots can fly fully-coupled instrument and visual approaches
    when the G3X Touch is paired with the GFC 500 autopilot and a GPS
    175/GNX 375 or GTN 650/750. Pilots can also fly fully-coupled
    go-arounds during missed approach sequencing after an instrument
  • The G5 electronic flight instrument can be utilized as an
    all-in-one back-up instrument2 to the G3X Touch flight
    display, offering superior redundancy and the sharing of attitude
    information, air data, baro sync, and miscompare alerts. In the event
    of a miscompare between the G3X Touch and G5 attitude or air data
    sources, the GFC 500 autopilot will choose the best available source
    and continue to function normally.
  • Pilots can receive and display the benefits ADS-B In via the
    new GNX 375, GTX™ 345 or the GDL® 50R/52R. ADS-B-enabled
    features such as patented TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™
    are also available with these products.
  • With the GDL 51R/52R, pilots can receive and display SiriusXM
    aviation weather
    and listen to audio entertainment with a
    compatible subscription.
  • VFR sectionals and IFR enroute charts display pertinent
    information pertaining to VFR/IFR flights, and geo-referenced
    instrument approaches
    improve situational awareness by overlaying
    own-ship position information on the instrument approach chart.
  • The GMA™ 345/342 audio panel adds advanced functions, including
    auto squelch, 3D Audio and Bluetooth® connectivity.
  • Up to two Comm radios can be supported and controlled by G3X Touch,
    including the GNC 255 Nav/Comm and the GTR 225 Comm,
    as well as the GTN 650/750.
  • G3X Touch can display primary engine information with the
    addition of the GEA 24, including engine gauges, color bands, alerts,
    fuel and other vital information. Piston engines of up to 6 cylinders
    are supported.
  • The GTS 800 active traffic system can interface with G3X Touch,
    offering added protection and visibility while operating in
    high-density airspace and traffic environments.

The G3X Touch flight display is approved for installation in nearly 500
single-engine piston aircraft and can be purchased through the Garmin
Authorized Dealer network starting at a list price of $7,995 for a
single 7-inch display and $9,995 for a 10.6-inch display. Pricing
includes the G3X Touch display, install kit, ADAHRS, magnetometer and
temperature probe (installation not included). There is no additional
cost for the STC. Deliveries for new orders are expected to begin in
early April. Customers can see the G3X Touch flight display installed in
a Grumman AA-5 Tiger at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, Apr.
2-7, 2019 in Lakeland, Fla. The G3X Touch is also supported by Garmin’s
award-winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide
technical and warranty support. For additional information, visit

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1. When properly equipped.
2. The G5 electronic
flight instrument can only be used as a back-up to the G3X Touch display
in select aircraft. See a Garmin dealer for additional information.

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Jessica Koss
Garmin International Inc.
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