Garmin helicopter avionics suite selected by Air Evac Lifeteam

Air Evac Lifeteam has selected an integrated Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) avionics suite for its fleet of Bell 206 and Bell 407 helicopters, the company said.

The Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible upgrade consists of the G500H glass flight display, GTN™ 650 touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMM and GTR 225 COMM radio, as well as the GDL® 88 ADS-B datalink and GRA 55 radar altimeter.

Optimized for rotorcraft, this avionics suite offers features that reduce pilot workload and assure fleet commonality. Additionally, these avionics fulfill Part 135 radar altimeter and Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) equipage requirements set forth by the FAA, as well as Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) initiatives.

The G500H is a dual-screen electronic flight display system designed specifically for the VFR helicopter market. The primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD) within the G500H displays position, altitude, speed and more, directly in the field of view of the pilot. The GTN 650 touchscreen GPS/NAV/COM is seamlessly integrated with the G500H to provide operators with state-of-the-art navigation capabilities. Crew workload is reduced with the GTR 225 COM radio, which incorporates frequency lookup and reverse lookup functions via an internal database on a large, sunlight-readable LCD display.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Swiss-based Garmin Ltd. Its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and GDL are registered trademarks and GTN, WireAware and Garmin Pilot are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.