July 26, 2000
Achieves Avionics Feat for 14-Volt Aircraft
popular avionics now available for 14- or 28-volt electrical systems
-- Garmin International, the world's leading avionics manufacturer,
announces an engineering breakthrough on its popular integrated
avionics systems that is sure to please private pilots everywhere
- a 14/28-volt version of Garmin's GNS
430, GNS 530, and GNC®
Garmin fashion, this engineering feat reduces extra costs for
aircraft owners, eliminates complex installations for avionics
shops, and gives users the same COM quality and transmit power,
whether the aircraft has a 14- or 28-volt electrical system.
now pleased to offer the versatility and reliability of our panel-mounted
avionics to a vast majority of the general aviation fleet," said
Gary Kelley, director of marketing. "Regardless of your aircraft's
electrical system, all can now benefit from the most advanced
avionics system in 25 years."
will not alter the price of Garmin's revolutionary avionics systems;
they simply eliminate the cost of installing a voltage converter
for 14-volt aircraft. The GNS 430 - an integrated IFR GPS/Comm
with VOR, LOC and glideslope on a color moving map display - will
continue to sell for $9,250. The GNS 530, which boasts all of
the 430's features and a larger display, will still sell for $14,995.
And the GNC 420, a TSO'd GPS/COM with color moving map, keeps
its $7,995 pricetag.
version of these avionics systems will begin shipping in August