The supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for this installation is expected later this year.
Key elements of the retrofit kit are:
- a Garmin G600 dual-screen as the primary flight display,
- a Garmin GTN 750 touchscreen as the multi-function display,
- a Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics MD302 stand-by instrument module, and
- a replacement panel.
Cost of the basic upgrade will be approximately $120,000, and initial installation time is estimated at 300 man-hours.
The retrofit’s combination of the G600 and GTN 750 screens will provide TBM 700/TBM 850 pilots with enhanced situational awareness, along with a reduction in workload, according to company officials. The twin-screen G600 brings the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function (MFD) display into a single 10-inch-wide electronic instrument.
Garmin’s GTN 750 touchscreen is a GPS/NAV/COM system that offers touchscreen operations, graphical flight planning, transponder control, audio control and electronic chart capabilities.
The MD302 standby attitude module (SAM), developed by Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, is a part of the package to replace traditional stand-by instruments. Entirely self-contained, it provides attitude, altitude, airspeed information in a compact 2 X 5-inch package that weighs 1.6 pounds. The MD302 contains two led-backlit LCDs, with one displaying attitude and the other airspeed and altitude.
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