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Garmin optimizes key helicopter solutions for operators

January 15, 2015  By Carey Fredericks

Jan. 15, 2015, Olathe, Ks. - Garmin continues to make a series of investments into developing a robust lineup of helicopter solutions, which are tailored to the unique missions carried out by these operators.

The latest additions include
Night Vision Goggle (NVG) capable versions of our popular GTR 225 COM
and GNC 255 NAV/COM radios, as well as the introduction of the GWX 70H
solid-state weather radar, which are optimized for helicopter

The NVG capable GTR 225 and GNC 255 radios have reinvented the
stand-alone aviation radio by offering an internal frequency database,
which makes it simple to find frequencies associated with an airport or
facility. By simply entering an airport identifier, frequency data
associated with the facility is displayed for quick and easy access to
information needed while enroute. With an optionally-installed switch on
the controls, this safety-enhancing feature enables pilots to easily
select from often-used radio frequencies while leaving their hands free
for in-flight operations. When installed with a compatible GPS unit such
as the GTN 650/750 or GNS 430W/530W series, the GTR 225 and GNC 255
conveniently displays facility name and type when tuned to a valid
station. Additional time-saving features permit the GTR and GNC series
to automatically store 20 recently used frequencies, with the option to
manually store up to 15 of the most-used frequencies, such as those at
the pilot’s home airport. In addition to the GTR 225 and GNC 255, Garmin
offers additional NVG capable products, including the GTN 650/635/750
touchscreen navigators and G500/G600/G500H flight display systems.

Garmin is also pleased to announce the helicopter-optimized GWX 70H
weather radar, which has been enhanced for more challenging
environmental conditions. Doppler-capable radar combines excellent range
and adjustable scanning profiles with precision target definition for
accurate, easy-to-interpret, real-time analysis in the field. Vertical
scanning also enables pilots to analyze gradients and cell buildup
activity at various altitudes. With the addition of Ground Mapping Mode,
the GWX 70H provides a real-time depiction of terrain so operators can
easily detect natural and man-made ground features, further enhancing
situational awareness. Compared to earlier generation magnetron-based
weather radar systems, the GWX 70H offers significant improvements in
capability, reliability and cost of ownership. The GWX 70H is compatible
with the GTN 750 and GTN 725 touchscreen navigators, the G1000
integrated flight deck, G500/G600/G500H flight display systems and GMX
200 multi-function display (MFD).    



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