Garmin Introduces GPS 175 and GNX 375 GPS Navigators
Garmin is pleased to introduce the GPS 175 and GNX 375 GPS navigators with Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach capability. Pilots receive the benefits of high-integrity WAAS/SBAS GPS guidance in a compact, (6.25-inches wide by 2-inches tall) minimally intrusive design that is both cost-effective and easy to incorporate into an existing avionics stack. GPS 175 is a stand-alone certified IFR navigator and GNX 375 adds 1090 ES ADS-B “Out” as well as dual-link ADS-B “In” via a built-in transponder. Intended for Class I/II aircraft that weigh 6,000 lbs/2,721 kg or less as well as experimental/amateur-built (EAB) aircraft, GPS 175/GNX 375 have received STC with an approved model list of more than 700 aircraft makes/models.
Slim and unobtrusive, the GPS 175/GNX 375 serve as an economical WAAS/SBAS GPS that are both IFR approachcapable. A vibrant, colorful touchscreen display enables quick and intuitive entry of flight plan information, while a dual concentric knob and dedicated home button offer added versatility when interfacing with the touchscreen. The user interface has been optimized for the size of the display while also retaining a familiar menu structure similar to other Garmin products. Dedicated pages within GPS 175 include a moving map, flight plan, nearest, procedures, waypoint information and terrain pages, and GNX 375 adds traffic and weather pages. The addition of a Direct-to button on the touchscreen offers quick access to direct airport or waypoint navigation. Customizable data fields and shortcuts on the moving map to pilot selectable pages such as the nearest airport allow for quick, one-touch access to important information in-flight.
Advanced Approach to IFR
Fully WAAS IFR-approach-capable, the GPS 175 and GNX 375 navigators give pilots the benefit of accessing newer LPV, Lateral Performance (LP), as well as all Area Navigation (RNAV) approaches. Many approaches can offer vertical approach guidance as low as 200-feet above ground level (AGL). Pilots can also leverage the touchscreen and moving map to easily generate customized holding patterns over an existing fix in the navigation database or a user-defined waypoint and easily insert it into a flight plan. Visual approaches are also available within GPS 175/GNX 375 and provide lateral and vertical approach guidance in visual flight conditions. Visual approaches offer added assurance at unfamiliar airports or in challenging environments to ensure the aircraft is aligned properly with the correct runway while also taking into consideration terrain and obstacle avoidance.
Intentionally designed to replace earlier-generation products such as the iconic GPS 150/155 series, GX 50/55, as well as the KLN 89/90/94 series, aircraft owners won’t have to make significant panel modifications to accommodate GPS 175/GNX 375. Aircraft owners can also retain many of their existing flight instruments, audio panels and many legacy composite CDI indicators such as the KI 209, or easily pair it with a new or existing flight display such as the G5 electronic flight instrument. Additional interface options include the G3X Touch™ flight displays for experimental and certificated aircraft, the TXi series, G500/G600, the GFC™ 500 and GFC 600 autopilots as well as select thirdparty autopilots. Additionally, precise course deviation and roll steering outputs can be coupled to the GFC autopilots and select third-party autopilots so procedures such as holds, radius-to-fix (RF) legs and missed approaches may be flown automatically.
Connext® and Optional ADS-B “In”/“Out”
Built-in Connext cockpit connectivity gives pilots the benefits and efficiencies of a wireless cockpit, enabling wireless flight plan transfer via BLUETOOTH® technology to and from compatible portables and mobile devices running the Garmin Pilot™ and FltPlan Go applications. GPS position information and back-up attitude can also be used by compatible products. Because GNX 375 has an integrated ADS-B transponder and dual link ADS-B “In,” pilots can also view ADS-B traffic and weather on compatible mobile devices and portables. Offering a faster, more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, ADS-B enabled TargetTrend™ relative motion technology aids in the identification of real traffic threats, while TerminalTraffic™ technology displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B equipped aircraft and ground vehicles. Patented TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic are exclusively available within Garmin products, including the Garmin Pilot app. For customers who are already equipped for ADS-B, the GTX™ 345 transponder or GDL® 88 datalink can interface to GPS 175 to display ADS-B “In.” Additional wireless benefits include Database Concierge, which is available as an option by pairing the Flight Stream 510 with these navigators.
The GPS 175 and GNX 375 navigators offer unique benefits that only a touchscreen can provide, such as graphical flight plan editing, which allows pilots to more easily edit their flight plan based on an ATC amendment or weather. Features such as FastFind simplifies flight plan entry by applying predictive logic to suggest airports and waypoints using current GPS location, while the Smart Airspace™ feature makes it easier to identify pertinent airspace on the moving map. Additionally, SafeTaxi® airport diagrams display runways, taxiways, fixed-based operators (FBOs), hangars and more relative to the aircraft’s location on the airport surface.
The GPS 175 and GNX 375 navigators have received FAA installation approval via an AML STC containing more than 700 Class I/II piston aircraft models that weigh 6,000 lbs/2,721 kg or less, with EASA approval expected shortly.