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Garmin GFC 600 autopilot approved for King Air 200 variants

Garmin announced FAA supplemental type certificate approval to install the GFC 600 digital autopilot in Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft.

Garmin's GFC 600 digital autopilot is now available for Beechcraft King Air 200 series installations, added to a growing list of approved aircraft with more approvals to follow. Photo courtesy of Garmin.

The GFC 600 brings "solid-state attitude with robust self-monitoring capabilities" to the King Air 200 series, with approval now in place to install the autopilot in the King Air 200, 200C, A200, A200CT, B200, B200C and B200GT models. Garmin expects additional STC approvals for the GFC 600, including the Piper PA–31-350 Chieftan, King Air F90, Cessna 310, and others.

The GFC 600 is designed for a range of turbine and piston twins and single-engine aircraft, with a standard-width (6.25 inches) control unit that facilitates installation in an existing control stack. The GFC 600 requires a G600 TXi or G600 flight display in King Air 200 models.

The King Air 200 installation brings many of the same safety and convenience features offered by the GFC 700 autopilot, expanding on the traditional autopilot functions such as altitude hold, vertical speed, and heading modes with altitude preselect, underspeed and overspeed protection, and (when combined with a GTN or GTN Xi series navigation unit) VNAV mode. A level mode button directs the autopilot to restore the aircraft to straight-and-level flight.

The GFC 600 is listed for $23,055, and additional information including current and planned approvals is available on Garmin's website.

Jim Moore
Jim Moore
Managing Editor-Digital Media
Digital Media Managing Editor Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot, as well as a certificated remote pilot, who enjoys competition aerobatics and flying drones.
Topics: Aircraft Modifications, Supplemental Type Certificate, Automation

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