and Sandel Avionics Join Forces to Create Compatible Avionics
Garmin International, the aviation industry's leading GPS
manufacturer, announces a new relationship with Sandel Avionics
that will benefit the general aviation aircraft owner. The two
companies have created compatible software that will link together
the Garmin GNS 430, a combination
GPS/Comm/Nav with color moving map, with the Sandel SN3308, a
three-inch electronic HSI.
created ARINC 429 serial interface is designed to simplify the
installation process by using only six wires instead of 50 to
interface between the Garmin GNS 430 and the Sandel SN3308. This
revolutionary technology will likely result in several-thousand
dollars worth of savings in installation labor costs for aircraft
of this partnership between Garmin and Sandel will positively
impact pilots who use both the GNS 430 and the Sandel SN3308,"
said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International.
"It just shows what can be accomplished when you bring together
two innovative leaders in the aviation industry."
digital protocol eliminates the need to wire for relays, annunciators,
resolvers, discretes and other signals. To accomplish this, the
functions of the GNS 430 interface were integrated on the Sandel
ARINC 429 interface, including the receiver CDI select.
Known as the
"one box," the Garmin GNS 430 is an integrated GPS/Comm with VOR,
LOC and glideslope, which also features a full-color moving map.
The GNS 430 comes complete with a detailed database that shows
cities, political boundaries, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes
and coastlines. The GNS 430 also boasts six TSO certifications
and WAAS upgradability.
SN3308 ColorMap HSI is the only three-inch electronic HSI offering
compatibility with standard 3ATI panel cutouts of general aviation
aircraft. It serves as an HSI, RMI, moving map and StormscopeÆ
display that integrates heading from a DG and flux gate, and position
data from a VOR, GPS, Loran, ADF, DME and marker beacon. The Sandel
SN3308 is FAA-certified as a primary navigation display under
and Sandel Avionics have released jointly approved installation
drawings for the SN3308 to GNS 430 interface. These drawings are
approved data for use by licensed avionics installation shops
and FAA inspectors.
Avionics is located in Vista, California. The company designs
and manufactures three-inch electronic displays for the general
aviation aircraft market. For more information on Sandel
Avionics, please call (760) 727-4900 or visit the company's web
site at www.sandel.com.