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New Garmin flight instrument ‘reimagines’ the panel

Garmin has introduced an electronic flight instrument that can replace primary flight instruments including an attitude indicator, attitude directional indicator, course deviation indicator, horizontal situation indicator, and engine indication system.

Image courtesy of Garmin.

The GI 275 flight instrument has received FAA approval and is available immediately for installation in over 1,000 single- and multiengine aircraft models, Garmin said in a January 15 news release.

The GI 275 can function as a four-in-one flight instrument and can also be installed as a standby instrument for “a number of glass flight displays,” the company said, adding that the unit is available with a 60-minute backup battery.

The instrument was designed to be lightweight and to “take advantage of the common 3.125-inch flight instrument size, reducing installation time and preserving the existing aircraft panel,” while being compatible with a variety of third-party autopilots. Because it does not require a separate interface adapter, installation labor is further reduced.

In addition to providing traditional displays of attitude, airspeed, and altitude, and its CDI, HSI, and engine information capabilities, the GI 275 can show traffic, weather, terrain, SafeTaxi airport diagrams, optional Synthetic Vision Technology, and other data—similar to a multifunction display (depending on the configuration and installation).

“As constant innovators within the avionics industry, we’re redefining the aircraft cockpit with the introduction of the GI 275,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With the GI 275, pilots can take an economical and scalable approach to their avionics upgrade, while saving on the installation labor and cost.”

“If it’s round and in their panel, pilots can likely replace it with the GI 275 to receive modern flight display features and benefits in a powerful, yet compact touchscreen flight instrument,” he added.

The GI 275 can be purchased through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network. Pricing starts at $3,995 and can be found on the Garmin website.

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