GARMIN G600 – The Ultimate Glass Cockpit Upgrade
- Dual 6.5″ high-resolution flight displays
- Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™)
- Interfaces with your existing avionics
- Supports many third-party autopilots
- Weather, traffic and charting display capabilities
Bringing true “glass cockpit” capabilities to your aircraft, G600 is a retrofit breakthrough. Upgrade your avionics panel with a G600 suite and start reaping the benefits of enhanced situational awareness, safety and pilot workload reduction. The dual-screen G600 works with your avionics stack, pairing both a primary flight display (PFD) and a multi-function (MFD) display in a single 10-inch wide bezel to provide a fully certified upgrade option for your cockpit. And with software assurance levels required for FAR Part 23 Class 3 aircraft, G600 is the ideal solution.
SVT Comes Standard
A scaled version of our SVT comes pre-installed on G600. Using sophisticated graphics modeling to create a 3-D topographic landscape from G600’s terrain alerting database, SVT provides a “virtual reality” perspective view of ground and water features, obstacles and optional traffic — all shown in relative proximity to your aircraft. So, rather than looking at the PFD, you’ll have a sense of looking through it, to “see” what lies beyond the nose of your aircraft. SVT clearly enhances your view of primary flight data by giving it a realistic visual frame of reference — especially in solid IFR or nighttime/marginal VFR conditions.
Enhance Situational Awareness
Augment G600 with optional Class-B TAWS (Terrain Awareness and Warning System) and radar altimeter (like the all-digital GRA 55) for an extra margin of safety in the air. A trial version of our geo-referenced FliteCharts® approach plates for the U.S., Canada or Europe come pre-installed on G600 (the charts will disable when data is more than 6 months out-of-date).
Optional Jeppesen-style ChartView™ instrument approach plates and airport surface charts (available through the JeppView™ service) enable you to overlay your aircraft’s position on the MFD approach display. FBO, ground transportation, lodging and other facility information for most U.S. airports are also available through preloaded AOPA Airport Directory Data. When flying internationally, opt for global AC-U-KWIK airport directory data instead. Plus, built-in U.S., Canada or Europe SafeTaxi® diagrams allow you to confidently navigate taxiways. Smart Airspace conveniently highlights the airspace nearest your current altitude and de-emphasizes non-pertinent airspace so you can quickly identify their location relative to your flight path, while WireAware incorporates wire-strike avoidance technology to graphically overlay power line locations and altitude information on the moving map.
In place of gyro instruments, the G600 uses super-reliable GRS 77 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS). Combining inputs from GPS, magnetometer and air data computer, the AHRS provides an accurate digital output and referencing of your aircraft position, rate, vector and acceleration data. It’s even able to restart and properly realign itself while the aircraft is moving. With the correct compliance kit, G600 fully supports Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) on qualified airframes, providing access to previously restricted flight levels in RVSM airspace.
Keep Your Existing Equipment
G600 was designed to interface with and display data from a range of equipment, including avionics, radios, navigators and audio panels. You can even use the G600 for cockpit control/display of heading, course and navigation source inputs for autopilots, as well as autopilot mode annunciations with variants of the KFC 275/325 and KFC 225. What’s more, with the optional GAD 43 adapter, you can have the same ultra-reliable digital AHRS data driving the G500 display to serve as your autopilot’s primary attitude reference. This typically eliminates the need to retain a gyro-mechanical ADI. The GAD 43e adds even more capabilities that can further reduce pilot workload and enhance safety, including altitude preselector and vertical speed control, as well as DME distance, synchro ADF, marker beacon lamps and analog altimeter indicators right on the display.
Weather, Traffic and Other Options
Combine G600 with a variety of optional sensors and data links. Add digital on-board weather radar functionality with our Doppler-capable GWX™ 70, which features a reliable, solid-state design, as well as optional turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression capabilities. The GDL® 69 series XM receiver offers weather and NEXRAD coverage for the U.S., as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, while the GSR 56 provides global weather data, radar imagery, voice/data connectivity and ground-based position tracking through the Iridium satellite network. And for help in watching nearby traffic, access Traffic Information Service (TIS) alerts on your G500 simply by adding a GTX 330 Mode S transponder and see ADS-B “In” subscription-free weather and TIS-B traffic by adding a GDL 88 datalink — including TerminalTraffic™ alerts that depict ADS-B equipped aircraft and ground vehicles in the airport environment and TargetTrend™ relative motion technology to visualize the trend of traffic as it relates to your aircraft. For even more advanced traffic surveillance in high-density airspace, select from an available TAS or TCAS system, including our GTS™ family of traffic surveillance products. G600 also includes a video input option that allows your MFD to double as an EVS or live-cam video monitor.
A Smarter Way to Retrofit
Whether you fly a typical GA piston single or twin, or even a larger Class 3 aircraft (piston or turbine aircraft between 6,000 lbs and 12,500 lbs MTOW), G600 is the perfect retrofit option. With Supplemental Type Certification (STC) provided under an FAA Approved Model List, we offer detailed G600 installation specs for nearly 800 models of aircraft.