GARMIN LAUNCHES TX I DIS­PLAYS

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Garmin’s dom­i­nance in the light-air­plane mar­ket is con­tin­u­ing with more prod­uct in­tro­duc­tions. The lat­est is a se­ries of panel-mounted touch­screen flight dis­plays: the G500 TXi, G600 TXi and G700 TXi. The three sys­tems are de­signed for dif­fer­ent weight classes of air­craft cer­ti­fied un­der Part 23 and Part 25, and are avail­able through a com­pre­hen­sive ap­proved-model list that in­cludes 26 cock­pit con­fig­u­ra­tions in more than 600 air­craft mod­els. Op­er­a­tors can choose to in­stall any­where from one to four dis­plays.

The TXi sys­tems of­fer three sizes: two 7-inch dis­play op­tions and one 10.6inch screen, which can be mounted in either por­trait or land­scape ori­en­ta­tion.

Each dis­play can func­tion as a PFD, MFD or in­te­grated en­gine-in­for­ma­tion sys­tem. Like the re­cently in­tro­duced Garmin G1000 NXi, the TXi sys­tems of­fer the abil­ity to over­lay a wide se­lec­tion of flight in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing weather, traf­fic, ter­rain and airspace data, onto the HSI on the pri­mary flight dis­play.

The dis­plays are de­signed to work with Garmin’s nav­i­ga­tors, such as the GTN 650/750 touch­screens. Pric­ing for the TXi sys­tems starts at $11,995 for the G500 7-inch dis­play, which is de­signed for air­craft with a gross weight below 6,000 pounds.

The G500 TXi and G600 TXi are ex­pected to be avail­able by the end of the year.

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