Garmin unveiled its GI 275, an electronic replacement for legacy primary flight instruments, on Wednesday. The GI 275 can serve as an attitude indicator, attitude directional indicator (ADI), course deviation indicator (CDI), horizontal situation indicator (HSI) and engine indication system (EIS). It is also capable of multifunction display features including traffic, weather, terrain, and Garmin’s SafeTaxi airport diagrams and Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT). Instrument interface is accomplished via a high-resolution touchscreen display and dual concentric knob.
“The capabilities of the GI 275 are amazing—it can provide ADAHRS, autopilot interface and replace ADI, HSI, standby and EIS indicators, along with 60 minutes of battery backup for primary or standby applications, or it can just be the coolest-ever CDI,” said Garmin Vice President of Aviation Sales and Marketing Carl Wolf. “If it’s round and in their panel, pilots can likely replace it with the GI 275 to receive modern flight display features and benefits in a powerful yet compact touchscreen flight instrument.”
According to Garmin, the GI 275 was designed to fit the standard 3.125-inch flight instrument form factor to aid in reducing installation time and preserving existing panels. It has been FAA approved for installation in more than 1,000 single-engine and multi-engine aircraft models. Several GI 275 variants are available starting at a unit cost of $3995.