Garmin has received additional supplemental type certificate (STC) approval of the G950 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) in the Metroliner and Twin Otter aircraft, expanding the G950 portfolio to six aircraft models.
The G950 includes all of the features of Garmin’s G1000 Integrated Flight Deck, while integrating to select autopilots already approved for the aircraft, reducing cost and installation complexity, according to company officials.
Enhanced situational awareness provided by Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) is optionally available on the G950, which presents a 3D depiction of virtual terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment. SVT works with Garmin’s Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) to provide visual and audible alerts to pilots by displaying terrain and obstacles that pose a threat.
The G950 also delivers ADS-B Out compliance, equipping older generation aircraft with NextGen technology. Additional features include solid-state digital radar, satellite datalink, WAAS/LPV approach capability, charts and more,.
Replacement of existing avionics with the G950 can provide an estimated weight savings of up to 250 pounds, according to Garmin officials.
The G950 upgrade is currently available on the Cessna Citation 501, Piper Meridian, Beechcraft 1900D, Twin Commander, Metroliner and the De Havilland Twin Otter.