Bringing true “glass cockpit” capabilities to the aircraft you already have, Garmin’s G600 is a retrofit breakthrough. Now, you can upgrade your avionics panel with a G600 suite and start reaping the benefits of enhanced situational awareness, safety and pilot workload reduction. The dual-screen G600 works with your Garmin avionics stack, pairing both a primary flight display (PFD) and a multi-function (MFD) display in a single 10-inch wide bezel – to provide a fully certified upgrade option for your cockpit. And with software assurance levels required for FAR Part 23 Class 3 aircraft, G600 is the ideal solution.
Garmin SVT™ Now Comes Standard
A scaled version of Garmin’s SVT Synthetic Vision Technology comes pre-installed on your G600. Using sophisticated graphics modeling to create a 3-D topographic landscape from the G600’s terrain alerting database, SVT provides a “virtual reality” perspective view of ground and water features, obstacles and optional traffic – all shown in relative proximity to your aircraft. So, rather than looking at the PFD, you’ll have a sense of looking through it, to “see” what lies beyond the nose of your aircraft. SVT clearly enhances your view of primary flight data by giving it a realistic visual frame of reference – especially in solid IFR or nighttime/marginal VFR conditions.
Enhance Situational Awareness
In addition to the graphical terrain and obstacle alerting information provided by SVT, you can also augment the G600 with optional Class-B TAWS (Terrain Awareness and Warning System) and radar altimeter (ARINC 429 interface support allows readouts on the PFD) for an extra margin of safety in the air. A trial version of Garmin FliteCharts® approach plates for the U.S. come pre-installed on G600 (the charts will disable when data is over 6 months out-of-date).
As an option, Jeppesen-style ChartView™ instrument approach plates and airport surface charts (available through the JeppView™ service) enable you to overlay your aircraft’s position on the MFD approach display.While in flight, use the AOPA Airport Directory Data on your new device to find FBO and fuel/service listings for more than 7,400 airports. Then use built-in SafeTaxi® diagrams to confidently navigate taxiways at nearly 1,000 U.S. airports.
Enjoy Advanced AHRS
In place of costly-to-maintain gyro instruments, the G600 uses Garmin’s super-reliable GRS 77 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS). Combining inputs from GPS, magnetometer and air data computer, the AHRS provides an accurate digital output and referencing of your aircraft position, rate, vector and acceleration data. It’s even able to restart and properly realign itself while the aircraft is moving With the correct compliance kit, the G600 fully supports Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) on qualified airframes, providing access to previously restricted flight levels in RVSM airspace.
Synch Up with Your Autopilot
G600 is designed to interface with most popular GA autopilots and flight directors. The GAD 43 adapter unit (provided with the G600) offers enhanced autopilot interface – allowing AHRS to provide attitude information to your autopilot in place of a gyro-mechanical ADI. The GAD 43 can emulate the many existing gyro interfaces, using far more reliable AHRS data to provide the attitude, heading, yaw input, baro correction, and alerting cues to the autopilot. This typically eliminates the need to keep that costly-to-maintain gyro ADI as your autopilot reference for the G600 glass cockpit.
Add Weather, Traffic and More
For added cockpit capability, it’s easy to combine the G600 with a variety of optional sensors and data links. For example, digital on-board weather radar functionality for the U.S. can be added with Garmin’s GWX 68 or other ARINC 708 radar systems (software interface is optional; LRU sold separately). Garmin’s GDL 69 series XM receiver offers up-to-the moment weather and NEXRAD coverage for the U.S., as well as XM satellite radio, while the GSR 56 provides global weather data, radar imagery, voice/data connectivity and ground-based position tracking through the Iridium satellite network. And for help in watching nearby traffic, you can access Traffic Information Service (TIS) alerts on your G600 simply by adding a GTX 330 Mode S transponder. For more advanced traffic surveillance, select from an available TAS or TCAS system, including Garmin’s GTS family of traffic surveillance products. The G600 also includes a video input option that allows your MFD to double as an EVS or live-cam video monitor.
A Smarter Way to Retrofit
Whether you fly a typical GA piston single or twin – or even a larger Class 3 aircraft (piston or turbine aircraft between 6,000 lbs. and 12,500 lbs. MTOW) Garmin’s G600 is the perfect retrofit option. With Supplemental Type Certification (STC) provided under an FAA Approved Model List, Garmin offers detailed G600 installation specs for nearly 800 models of aircraft. Just see your authorized Garmin installation center for specific G600 compatibility information.
Garmin G600 with SVT: Putting retrofit in a whole new perspective.