Garmin has begun shipping the initial orders of the GDL 84, the latest addition to Garmin’s
lineup of certified ADS-B solutions.
For $3,995, the GDL 84 comes with an integrated WAAS GPS, installation kit, configuration module, GPS antenna, and the Flight Stream Bluetooth wireless gateway.
The GDL 84 wirelessly transmits weather and traffic information via Flight Stream 110/210 to a mobile device with Garmin Pilot, instead of an installed multifunction display in the cockpit. This means an aircraft owner’s existing panel configuration remains intact, company officials noted.
Garmin’s patented self-interrogation feature allows the GDL 84 to wirelessly communicate and interface with a wide range of general aviation transponders to synchronize squawk code and ident. This enables the ADS-B Out source to broadcast the same code as the transponder, simplifying the installation and eliminating the need to install an additional ADS-B control panel, Garmin officials said.
The GDL 84 has received the FAA’s Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certification (AML STC) for hundreds of aircraft makes and models.