GPS Becomes Standard Equipment on Select Raytheon Aircraft
Baron and Bonanza to carry Garmin's popular avionics box
Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of GPS for
the general aviation industry, is pleased to announce a new agreement
with Raytheon Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kan. The airplane manufacturer
will offer Garmin's GNS 430 as
standard equipment on its year 2000 Beech Bonanza B36TC, Beech
Bonanza A36 and Beech Baron 58 models.
is a highly regarded aircraft manufacturer with a rich history,"
said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International.
"The Baron and Bonanza have established a tradition of excellence
in the general aviation piston marketplace. We are thrilled that
Garmin avionics will now be on board both of these fine airplanes."
of the Baron and Bonanza will feature dual GNS 430s -- the impressive
all-in-one avionics box and Garmin's GI 106A NAV indicator. The
GNS 430 is an integrated IFR GPS/Comm with VOR, LOC, glideslope
and a full-color moving map.
to its brilliant four-inch diagonal color display, which allows
for the best in situational awareness, the GNS 430 offers extensive
interface capabilities which allow the unit to offer true MFD
information. The display can show valuable weather and traffic
information including the BF Goodrich STORMSCOPEÆ WX 500
Weather Mapping Sensor and the SKYWATCH Traffic Advisory System.
The GNS 430 will also serve as the display interface for the Ryan
TCAD 9900B and 9900BX traffic avoidance system.
The GNS 430
boasts other sophisticated features like a 2280 channel comm with
8.33 kHz spacing. This avionics box also comes complete with a
detailed cartography database that shows cities, political boundaries,
highways, railroads, rivers, lakes and coastlines in addition
to the Jeppesen® database with a convenient front-loading area
for the data card. Accessing this information is made easy by
the addition of two concentric knobs and a series of function
The GNS 430
has been certificated under six different TSOs, including the
IFR GPS certification under TSO C129a (A1) for terminal, en route
and non-precision approach operation. In addition, it will be
upgradable to the WAAS TSO C146 for stand-alone approach procedures.
Bonanzas and Barons will be available beginning the first quarter
Aircraft Company is based in Wichita, Kansas. For more information
on Raytheon, please call (316) 676-5034 or visit their Web site: