Operators of many of Garmin’s G1000 avionics suites can now upgrade their systems to meet the ADS-B requirements set for implementation in 2020. The company has matched its GDL 88 ADS-B box with the integrated avionics suite as well as several other systems.
The GDL 88, which is part of Garmin’s Vantage ADS-B suite of products, replaces the G1000’s GDL 90 ADS-B transceiver and provides the required ADS-B Out capabilities for customers flying in United States airspace below 18,000 feet. ADS-B In traffic, Nexrad and metars displayed on the G1000 are derived from Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather.
In addition to the widely adopted G1000 system, Garmin has made the GDL 88 compatible with the GMX 200 and MX 20 multifunction displays. Unlike with the G1000, these systems display ADS-B In traffic and weather. Garmin also expects to add Aspen Avionics’ flight displays to the list of compatible systems later this year.
In addition to the integration with panel mounted avionics, customers can connect the GDL 88 to up to two mobile devices through the Bluetooth capable Flight Stream 110, which costs $549, or Flight Stream 210 system, which costs $999 and also allows customers transfer data, such as flight plans, between the mobile device to select Garmin navigators.
The price tag for Garmin’s GDL 88 is $3,995 plus installation.
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