RGV approved to retro-fit new touchscreen Garmin kit
RGV Aviation Limited has just received EASA series minor modification approvals for the GTN650, which the company believes are the first in the UK to be approved.
The company now has approval to fit Dual GTN650s in Cirrus SR20 and SR22, and Single or Dual GTN650s for the Piper PA28 Series.
RGV Aviation says, "The GTN 750, GTN 650 and GMA35 have been approved by EASA with an ETSO and a EASA AML STC. What this means is the GTN650 & 750 and be installed as both single units or as a dual installation in any combination, Single GTN650, Single GTN750, Dual GTN650 or GTN650 and GTN750 -- or even Dual GTN750. This was previously a Major modification for the GNS series of avionics, at great expense.
With this ESTC a Minor Modification is still required, but this is only to cover the installation of the antennas and the individual wiring connections for each aircraft.
"At RGV we are working to gain series minor modifications to cover a whole range of aircraft so that we can take full advantage of this great news."
About the GTN kit
The GTN 650 and GTN 750 are both fully integrated GPS/NAV/COMM solutions. For pilots looking for a fully integrated solution in a small, 2.64-inch-tall package, GTN 650 is ideal, and combines GPS, COMM and NAV functions with powerful multifunction display capabilities like high-resolution terrain mapping, graphical flight planning, satellite weather, traffic display, etc.
The GTN 750 is 6-inches tall with intuitive touchscreen controls and a large display, offering unprecedented access to high-resolution terrain mapping, graphical flight planning, geo-referenced charting, traffic display, satellite weather, etc.