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Garmin offers upgrades, ADS-B helpGarmin offers upgrades, ADS-B help

Garmin is expanding its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast offerings in advance of the looming 2020 ADS-B Out mandate.

Garmin wants to make sure its customers are upgraded with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment in time to meet the 2020 mandate, and has partnered in a second deal with Pratt and Whitney to offer avionics and engine upgrades together.

Garmin ADS-B upgrades are now certified for the Learjet 60 at Butler Avionics in New Century, Kansas; the Cessna Citation 550 and 650 at both Columbia Avionics in Columbia, Missouri, and JetTech in Littleton, Colorado; and the Gulfstream G150 and G200 at Gulfstream service centers. Four more are pending certification: the Learjet 35A at Butler Avionics; the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP at Elliott Aviation in Moline, Illinois; the Hawker 750, 800A/XP, 850XP, and 900XP also at Elliott Aviation; and the Premier I and IA at Stevens Aviation in Greenville, South Carolina.

In addition, Garmin and Pratt and Whitney have partnered to offer a wide variety of King Air owners a chance to save up to $105,000 on a package that includes engine and avionics upgrades. The offer stands through Jan. 29, 2016. Also, owners of King Air 300 and 350 models who upgrade their engines may be eligible to receive a G1000 upgrade at no cost. Customers who already upgraded either their G1000 systems or select Pratt and Whitney engines may also be eligible for incentives.

Finally, Garmin said it is making progress on certification of the G5000 for the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP. Customers ordering by March 31, 2016, can save $37,000 on synthetic vision and turbulence detection, the company said.

Garmin is offering incentives for King Air owners to upgrade their engines and avionics.
Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.
Topics: Avionics, Turbine, National Business Aviation Association

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