Goes On Board with VisionAire Vantage
Corporation's sleek, state-of-the-art business aircraft to feature
Garmin's advanced avionics suite
Garmin International, the aviation industry's leading manufacturer
of GPS, is pleased to announce a new agreement with VisionAire
Corporation. The Missouri-based airplane manufacturer will outfit
its new Vantage, single-engine business jet with Garmin avionics.
is giving businesses another option when it comes to owning an
airplane, by offering an alternative between turbo props and more
costly twin engine jets," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing,
Garmin International. "The Vantage is an exciting concept that
will offer high-quality, luxurious aircraft design at an affordable
price. Now with the addition of Garmin's top-of-the-line IFR stack
as standard equipment, the Vantage will be even more impressive."
that rolls off the production line will be equipped with dual
GNS 530s -- an integrated IFR
GPS/Comm with VOR, LOC and glideslope, which also contains a full-color
moving map. The GNS 530 is a larger version of Garmin's popular
GNS 430 multi-function box that
has revolutionized the general aviation industry. At the center
of this sophisticated navigation system is a five-inch, diagonal
color display that makes it easy to read and interpret map data
for the best in situational awareness. Extensive interface capabilities
allow the GNS 530 to offer true MFD information. Among the data
that can be displayed on this unit is valuable weather and traffic
information. The GNS 530 will provide the display interface for
both the BF Goodrich STORMSCOPEÆ WX 500 Weather Mapping
Sensor and the SKYWATCH Traffic Advisory System.
The GNS 530
also features a 2280 channel comm with 8.33 kHz spacing and a
200 channel ILS/VOR. In addition, this "one box" contains a built-in
Jeppesen® database with a convenient front-loading area for the
data card. Garmin's GNS 530 will be upgradable to the WAAS TSO
C146 for stand-alone approach procedures.
also equip the Vantage with dual GTX™ 327's -- a digital transponder
-- along with a GMA 340 audio panel. The GTX 327 is a solid state
Mode C digital transponder with a high contrast DSTN display.
The transponder does not contain a cavity tube and as a result
uses only one-third the power of other transponders and requires
no warm-up time. The GMA 340 audio panel features a user-friendly
front panel layout for the ultimate in reliable switching functions.
Vantage is a six-place, single-engine business jet, which offers
the prestige and comfort of a jet at a lower price. The Vantage
will be available at about half the purchase price of a comparable
jet aircraft and will operate at roughly a 30 percent lower cost.
Since the concept for the Vantage was announced, VisionAire has
received more than 140 orders for their airplane.
VisionAire Vantage will be available beginning the first quarter
Corporation is located in Chesterfield, Missouri. The company
is the manufacturer of the soon-to-be released Vantage single-engine
business jet. For more information on VisionAire Corporation,
please call (314) 530-1007 or visit their Web site at www.visionaire.com.