Columbian Army to have Touchscreen Avionics from Garmin

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Eagle Creek Aviation Services, will install the new Garmin GTN 750 and GTN 650 touchscreen avionics in two Turbine Commanders operated by the Colombian Government as part of full Grand Renaissance Commander Refurbishments now underway by Eagle Creek.

The GTN 750/650 are an integral part of the Garmin-powered avionics suite installations on the two Colombian government-owned Commanders now undergoing full multi-million dollar Grand Renaissance refurbishment at Eagle Creek’s Indianapolis facility.

“The ability to use touchscreen technology to operate a remote mounted transponder and audio processor is a great advantage of the GTN 750,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “It results in a cleaner, uncluttered panel well suited to the Twin Commander.”

“We are pleased to partner with Garmin in providing this exciting new technology to our mutual clients,” said Matt Hagans, Eagle Creek’s CEO. “The Garmin GNS 530 / 430 were game changing innovations for our industry, with something like 110,000 units produced so far. The new touchscreen GTN 750 / 650 will be the same. Watching the new GTN units work their magic, you can really appreciate the great new features, processor speed enhancement as well as the improved screen resolution. Watching the Pan and Zoom feature now is unbelievable and the touchscreen design and layout is so intuitive.”

The Colombian Army Aviation Brigade operates the Turbine Commanders in a multi-purpose role including aerial surveillance and VIP transport. The Garmin avionics upgrades are an important component in the factory authorized Commander Grand Renaissance refurbishment, a literal tip-to-tail rebuild process of the airframe.

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