Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the installation of the GTX 345 ADS-B In/Out and GTX 335 ADS-B Out transponders in an Approved Model List (AML) of Part 27 helicopters. The GTX 345/335 include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS. Remote-mount variants of these transponders are also available, which are compatible with the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen series. Available in an attractive size and form factor, panel modifications are not required when replacing the GTX 345/335 with some of the most popular transponders on the market, such as the GTX 327 and many others. The GTX 345 adds more utility to existing avionics configurations by displaying ADS-B traffic and subscription-free weather on select installed displays in the cockpit. Utilizing Bluetooth ® and Connext ® technology, the GTX 345 also streams traffic and weather wirelessly to select Garmin portables and the most popular apps in the industry, including Garmin Pilot™ and ForeFlight Mobile. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161116005348/en/
(Photo: Business Wire)"Based on the immense popularity of the GTX 345 all-in-one ADS-B transponder for fixed-wing aircraft, we're excited to extend installation approval for this all-inclusive solution to over 60 helicopter models, providing these customers with the same integrated and wireless experience that thousands of pilots are enjoying today," said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. "Helicopter pilots have depended on Garmin avionics for over two decades and with more fielded ADS-B solutions than anyone else in the industry, our leadership in ADS-B prevails as we continue to bring smart solutions to a broad spectrum of the aviation industry that are simple, beneficial and economical."