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Garmin GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots approved for additional aircraft models

By Eric Van Rees - 21st May 2020 - 07:09

Garmin announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) in several aircraft models for the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots.

The GFC 500 is intended for piston aircraft, while the GFC 600 is intended for high performance piston and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics.

New aircraft models approved for the GFC 500 autopilot include:

• Aviat Husky

o Models: A-1, A-1A, A-1B, A-1C-180, A-1C-200

• Cessna 206

o Models: U206F (s/n U20602200 and later), TU206F (s/n U20602200 and later), U206G, TU206G, 206H, T206H

New aircraft models approved for the GFC 600 autopilot include:

• Cessna 425

o Models: 425

The GFC 500 autopilot uniquely integrates with the G5 electronic flight instrument or a combination of both the G5 electronic flight instrument and G3X Touch, G500 TXi or G500 flight displays to provide pilots with an economical and modern autopilot solution. The GFC 600 is designed as a standalone autopilot and also boasts superior integration potential when paired with the G500 TXi/G600 TXi or G500/G600 glass flight displays, Garmin navigators, as well as a variety of third-party flight displays, instruments and navigation sources.

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