AC-U-KWIK airport directory data has been added to Garmin’s portable devices to extend coverage worldwide. The service currently is not offered in its panel-mount models. The airport directory information displays similarly to the AOPA Airports data that already is offered in the company’s products. It provides information for 7,800 airports worldwide. North American customers will continue to receive the AOPA Airports data, but AC-U-KWIK data will be available to international users. North American users can switch for a fee. The new airport directory will come standard on Aera 550/650 and GPSMAP 695/696 devices. A single update runs $49.95, and an annual subscription runs $195.
Garmin also added pathways to its G3X for the Experimental and light sport aircraft markets. The Pathways feature provides en route legs, DME arcs, arrival and departure legs, and ILS and WAAS/GPS approaches. It can be coupled with the GNS 430/530. In addition, Garmin announced a $3,000 rebate for the G3X, which will run through April 29. It also is offering a TruTrak G3X autopilot rebate of $2,000, also through April 29.
For pilots on the go, Garmin is offering Pilot My-Cast app charts—georeferenced FliteCharts, SafeTaxi, and more—for Apple iOS-based mobile devices. Pilots can try the app for free for 30 days. The company also said it plans to add Android support in the future.