Garmin is pleased to announce that it has received the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) validation of the U.S. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the GTN 650/750 series touchscreen avionics and GMA 35 remote audio panel in select Part 27 helicopters. With this validation, these avionics are certified and approved for installation in several popular makes and models of Europeanregistered helicopters.
Helicopters listed below are approved under the latest series of certification:
• Bell 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, and 407 series
• Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3, EC130B4, EC130T2
• MD Helicopters 369E, 369FF
As part of the GTN Part 27 AML STC, HTAWS (Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System) is also included for the listed models. HTAWS offers pilots an enhanced level of situational awareness through forward-looking terrain and obstacle avoidance (FLTA) alerts. Garmin HTAWS also incorporates a highresolution, five color terrain scale (red, orange, yellow, green, and black) and provides voice callouts in one hundred foot intervals when descending from 500 to 100 feet Above Ground Level (AGL).
The GTN touchscreen series meets European regulatory requirements for the upcoming 8.33 kHz VHF spacing mandate. Additionally, for operators around the globe, the GTN touchscreen series provides operators a path to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out compliance when paired with a compatible Garmin transponder.