Garmin Announces New Weather Radar
Garmin introduced a new Doppler-based, solid-state aviation weather radar on Wednesday. According to the company, the GWX 75 is intended for use in a wide range of aircraft and was designed as a direct replacement for the GWX 70. The GWX 75 features a high-definition color palette, a range of 320 nautical miles, horizontal scan angles of up to 120 degrees and pilot-adjustable sector scanning. Additional options include turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression.
“We are thrilled to continue to broaden our suite of weather radar solutions that meet the needs of thousands of aircraft operators throughout the world,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With improved features, a lower cost of ownership and easy upgrade path, the GWX 75 is a simple and straightforward weather radar solution that increases situational awareness to aid in navigation around severe weather.”
A helicopter version, the GWX 75H, is available as well. The GWX 75 and GWX 75H weather radars are expected to be available in August with retail prices of $21,995 (GWX 75) and $31,995 (GWX 75H). Compatible flight displays include the GTN 650/750, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi, and G500/G600.
In addition to the new radar, Garmin is launching a Weather Radar Operations eLearning course, which will cover a variety of topics and operational techniques related to the use of Garmin weather radars. The course is available online for $149.