EASA Approves G5 for Certificated Aircraft in Europe
The European Aviation Safety Agency has approved our G5 electronic flight instrument for installation in select certified fixed-wing general aviation aircraft in Europe. G5 boasts state-of-the-art reliability and enhanced safety benefits over failure-prone, mechanical gyro-driven instruments as a standalone primary source of aircraft attitude or turn coordination information. Installation approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate with a comprehensive approved model list containing hundreds of individual aircraft models. This STC is representative of EASA’s initiative to better support the certification efforts of general aviation aircraft, while also authorizing specific aircraft upgrades that enhance safety among the general aviation fleet in Europe.
Under the EASA STC, the G5 is approved for installation in place of the aircraft’s primary attitude indicator or turn coordinator via STC for hundreds of certified fixed-wing aircraft models. The bright, 3.5-inch (89 millimeters) sunlight readable liquid crystal display is approved as a primary source of aircraft attitude or turn coordination information and as a secondary source for altitude, airspeed and vertical speed. As part of the STC, the G5 electronic flight instrument also includes a four-hour back-up battery for use in the unlikely event of an aircraft alternator failure. The G5 is approved for flight under VFR and IFR conditions and is an economical addition for aircraft owners seeking improved safety and reliability associated with a modern electronic flight instrument.
The G5 integrates with the aircraft’s existing pitot/static system to display attitude, airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, slip/skid, turn rate, configurable v-speed references, barometric setting and selected altitude, as well as visual alerts when arriving at the pre-selected altitude. GPS-based track and groundspeed information are also displayed within the G5 electronic flight instrument. Barometric setting, preselected altitude and ground track bugs can easily be adjusted using the dedicated rotary knob.
Suitable for installation in place of a standard 3-1/8-inch (79 millimeters) flight instrument, G5 measures 3-inches (76 millimeters) in depth with the back-up battery so it can easily be integrated into a wide range of aircraft. Installation is further simplified as the G5 only requires power, ground, pitot/static inputs and a WAAS antenna or GPS input from a navigator such as the GTNT650/750 or GNS 430W/530W.
The G5 is available immediately for installation in hundreds of certified fixed-wing aircraft models and can be purchased through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network starting at a recommended retail price of $2,349, which includes the install kit, back-up battery and STC and $2,699 with an optional GPS antenna. The G5 is also supported by our award-winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional information, visit: www.garmin.com/aviation.
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