Announcing New G900X for
Lancair & RV Kitbuilt Aircraft
Garmin glass cockpit capability is no longer limited to factory-built aircraft.
the launch of our new G900X series – and its authorized installation group of factory-trained
Aviation Distributors – Garmin is bringing integrated “big screen” avionics to
selected models of kit-built aircraft. Initially, the Lancair IV/IV-P and
ES/ES-P, and Van’s RV-10, RV-9/9A, and RV-7/7A airframes will be able to
install this leading-edge G900X system. Equipment deliveries should begin later
this year, with airframe-specific software and custom bracketing available
early in 2007.
to numerous customer requests for this technology in experimental aircraft, the
Garmin solution includes primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain,
traffic, surveillance, weather, and engine sensor data on two 10.4 inch, high
definition LCD’s. Digital AHRS offers precise attitude and heading reference,
WAAS GPS navigation including vertical guidance, and Mode S transponder with
traffic from FAA TIS sites, while a GMA 1347 will supply the entire audio panel
functions in addition to 6-place intercom capability.
G900X system will list for $66,745.
Your cost $59,800 East coast and $60,500 West cost.
This price includes complete wiring package, equipment, and a Stark
Avionics technician dispatched to your build site to perform the Garmin
required system setup and complete functional check using our certified test
equipment (includes airfare, lodging, car rental, labor etc.).
is the Garmin press release reprinted. Go to http://www.garmin.com/pressroom/aviation/072306b.html
for this same information or http://www.garmin.com
for more information.
Garmin’s® G900X™: The Ultimate Glass Cockpit for Kitplanes
OLATHE, Kan./July 23, 2006/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a
unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced its G900X avionics suite will
be available on a number of leading kitbuilt aircraft – Lancair’s IV/IV-P
and ES/ES-P, and Van’s RV-10, RV-9/9A, and RV-7/7A. This is the first
time Garmin has offered an all-glass panel for kitplane airframes.
“The G900X is a highly reliable system that dramatically increases
safety of flight and situational awareness,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s
vice president of marketing. “We are confident that our industry-leading
technology and core principles – commitment to quality, reliability,
service, and value – will make the G900X an extremely popular avionics
suite with kitplane owners.”
The G900X avionics suite integrates all primary flight, navigation,
communication, terrain, traffic, surveillance, weather, and engine sensor
data on two 10.4-inch, high-definition LCDs. The color TFT displays
on the G900X suite boast XGA (1,024x768-pixel) resolution with wide viewing
angles. The following G900X system components will be available on the
Lancair and Van’s airframes:
- The primary flight
display (PFD) replaces many of the traditional cockpit instruments and
presents this information in an integrated fashion on a large-format
display, and the multi-function display (MFD) puts all
aircraft-systems monitoring and flight-planning functions at the
- Designed with
reversionary capabilities, allowing all flight-critical data to
transfer seamlessly to a single display for added safety during flight
- Solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference System
(AHRS), which can align while in motion, including in-flight dynamic
- Digital Air Data Computer
- Engine-monitoring display
- Mode S transponder with Traffic Information Service
- Dual integrated radio modules that provide WAAS-certified
IFR oceanic-approved GPS; VHF navigation with ILS; and VHF
communication with 16-watt transceivers and 8.33-kHz channel spacing
- Digital audio control system
- Garmin SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams that help pilots
navigate unfamiliar airports
- Optional integrated satellite weather datalink and
digital-quality audio via XM Satellite Radio
- Optional remote Flight Management System (FMS)
controller for simplified waypoint, navigation, and communication
tuning and selection
- Optional integrated Class-B Terrain Awareness and
Warning System (TAWS) with worldwide terrain and U.S. obstacle
database, which does not require an external LRU as with other TAWS
Kitbuilders purchase the G900X through a Garmin G900X qualified
distributor. Specific AHRS and magnetometer mounting brackets are included
with the G900X. These customized brackets will help simplify the assembly
process and allow homebuilders to install these sensitive instruments with
the assurance that the Garmin G900X certified distributor will approve the
installation. The G900X distributor-supplied package also includes the
wiring harness and installation drawings.
The G900X will be available in the first quarter of 2007 at a suggested
retail price of $66,745. Additional G900X information is available from any
of the approved Garmin G900X Experimental Aircraft distributors. A
list of these distributors is available at www.garmin.com.