Garmin Begins Deliveries of G600 Retrofit Package

Garmin announced at EAA AirVenture it has received TSO certification for its G600 avionics suite, and has AML approval for some 785 aircraft models. At a suggested price of $29,995, the units began shipping on Monday. According to a company spokesman, a large benefit of the G600 is the two 6.5-inch displays-primary and multifunction displays-configured close together in the panel. Garmin also praises the sunlight readability of the system. Current options include chart view; weather; TIS; a wide selection of autopilot interface capability; selected flight director compatibility; and altitude preselect capture via an S-Tec 55X autopilot. At the press conference, Garmin displayed images of the G600 installed in a Cessna Cardinal, a dual installation in a Beech King Air, a retrofit installation in an early Cirrus single, and the Mooney on display here in Oshkosh.

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