Mon, Aug 02, 2010
STC Has Been Granted For Both Models
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced that Garmin's Synthetic
Vision Technology (SVT) and other associated avionics improvements
will be included as standard equipment on its piston-engine
Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza aircraft. The company announced
Wednesday that, following the receipt of Supplemental Type
Certificates covering both models, the upgraded offerings will be
introduced on production aircraft beginning in August. This
improvement will also be available as a retrofit to WAAS-equipped
G1000 aircraft beginning in August through Hawker Beechcraft's
Factory-Owned Service Centers.
"These significant improvements in the
standard avionics packages for the Baron and Bonanza will add new
levels of safety, redundancy and connectivity to both airplanes,"
said Keith Nadolski, HBC president, Beechcraft Americas. "The Baron
and Bonanza already set the standard in their market segments when
it comes to capability and technology. These improvements further
separate these two aircraft from the competition and make them the
airplanes of choice among owner/pilots."
The newly configured aircraft will include Garmin's SVT for G1000
as the centerpiece of the enhanced panels. Using sophisticated
graphics modeling, it recreates a visual topographic landscape from
the G1000 system's terrain-alerting database. The resulting virtual
reality display offers pilots a supplemental, color enhanced 3-D
depiction of ground and water features, airports, obstacles and
traffic - all shown in relative proximity to the aircraft.
The additional equipment added to the
Baron and Bonanza standard equipment list includes the GTS 820
Traffic Advisory System and related hardware, the GTX 33ES Mode-S
transponder with ADS-B out functionality (replacing the existing
GTX-33), an upgraded GDU 104x Multifunction Display that adds an
auxiliary video port and provides for potential third-party
Enhanced Vision System certifications, and GRC10 and GRT10 wireless
remote control systems for XM satellite radio - all supported by
Garmin's FliteLevel five-year warranty.
HBC says that with the new equipment, pilots will be able to import
and export flight plans from services such as Seattle Avionics
Voyager, Jeppesen FliteStar, flightplan.com, and the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association. Additionally, they will be able to
log data on SD cards, crossfill and synchronize data such as
Airport Directories between SD cards from one GDU to the other, and
input temporary data such as construction zones from SafeTaxi and
user waypoints and specific approach information.
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