Garmin G950 Flight Deck expands operational life of US Forest Service Sherpa fleet

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) unit Garmin International Inc. has selected the G950 Integrated Flight Deck for the United States Forest Service (USFS) fleet of Sherpa aircraft (Shorts SD3-60), the company said.

The G950 provides the USFS with an advanced avionics suite to increase mission effectiveness, while also providing an added cost-savings that solves avionics obsolescence, exceeds regulatory requirements and expands the operational life of these versatile aircraft.

The G950 encompasses all of the features of Garmin´s G1000® Integrated Flight Deck, while integrating with the Sherpa´s existing autopilot, reducing cost and installation complexity.

Three 12-inch liquid crystal displays (LCD) combine navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather and more within the G950 integrated avionics suite, providing the flight crew with easier access to the information they need. Flight plan information is overlaid on a rich, dynamic map displaying airspace, rivers, lakes, parks and woodland areas that are pertinent to the missions executed by the USFS. Increased situational awareness provided by Synthetic Vision Technology (SVTâ„¢), presents a 3D depiction of virtual terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment.

NextGen regulatory requirements are met with the ADS-B Out-compliant GTX 3000 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) remote transponder.

The G950-equipped Sherpa aircraft will be utilized to support wildland fire operations, including smokejumper, passenger and cargo missions.

Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.