Garmin announced the GTX 35R, which meets Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out requirements and the GTX 45R that offers ADS-B Out, as well as ADS-B In benefits. Designed specifically for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA), these new transponders are tightly integrated and controlled by G3X and G3X Touch systems. The GTX 45R unlocks more capabilities for pilots by displaying ADS-B traffic, subscription-free weather, GPS position data and attitude information within select Garmin portables and mobile applications via Bluetooth® and Connext® wireless technology. Hard-wired display interfaces for the GTX 45R include G3X Touch, the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen series, GNS 430W/530W navigators and select portables.
“The wildly popular GTX 345 all-in-one ADS-B transponders for certified aircraft proved to be the all-inclusive solution that thousands of pilots had been waiting for and now we’re bringing that same integrated and wireless experience to the experimental market,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The remote-mount GTX 45R/35R transponders are lightweight, easy to install and have greater integration potential than any other solutions on the market so pilots can easily take advantage of the benefits offered by ADS-B at an economical price.”
Sport aircraft owners can take advantage of a straightforward, easy-to-install transponder that meets modern airspace initiatives around the world. Configuration and control of the remote-mounted GTX 45R/35R is provided through the display of G3X or G3X Touch systems, which offers seamless cockpit integration. The GTX 45R interfaces with G3X Touch, the GTN 650/750 and GNS 430W/530W to display ADS-B traffic and subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather on these systems, while the GTX 35R offers a simple path to achieve ADS-B Out. Up to three G3X Touch displays and a GTN or GNS WAAS navigator can be hard-wired to the GTX 45R to display ADS-B In benefits simultaneously. For aircraft without a compatible position source, the cost-effective GPS 20A WAAS GPS position source can be utilized by the GTX 45R/35R to meet ADS-B Out requirements.
The GTX 45R interfaces with G3X Touch, GTN or a GNS WAAS navigator to display ADS-B In traffic, incorporating exclusive features such as TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™. The GTX 45R includes a dual-link ADS-B receiver that provides pilots with a complete picture of ADS-B-equipped traffic, while subscription-free FIS-B weather can be overlaid across all of the displays on top of dynamic moving maps with reference to airspace, terrain, flight plan information and more. FIS-B weather products include NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs.
In addition to ADS-B traffic and FIS-B weather, the GTX 45R can wirelessly provide precise GPS position data and attitude information. Both wireless and wired interfaces are available for the popular aera® 660 and aera 796/795 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity for mobile applications including Garmin Pilot™ and ForeFlight Mobile. Customers can also take advantage of additional wireless features, such as flight plan transfer, built into the G3X Touch display.
G3X and GTN 625 promotion for new customers
Customers can take advantage of a new promotion that offers significant savings when a new G3X or G3X Touch glass flight display system is purchased with a GTN 625. Now through December 31st, 2016, customers who purchase one of these systems will have the option to purchase a GTN 625 at a special, reduced price of $5,495. See a Garmin Authorized Dealer for additional details.
The remote-mount GTX 45R and GTX 35R transponders are anticipated to be available in August for an expected street price of $3,499 and $2,199 respectively. For additional information regarding the industry’s most comprehensive line of ADS-B solutions, visit: www.garmin.com/experimental.