Garmin's G5 EFIS For Certified Airplanes

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At Sun 'n Fun 2017, Garmin announced the G5 electronic DG/EHSI, which is expected to have a street price of $2449 (and $4598 when paired with the previously released G5 attitude instrument). The G5 electronic DG/EHSI—which will be covered by an extensive AML-STC—comes with a remote magnetometer, STC, battery backup and provides reversionary attitude data when paired with the G5 flight display. The instrument won't work with autopilots, but it will work with a wide variety of Garmin navigators and navcomms, including legacy GNS530/430s, GNS480, the SL30, GNC255 and the current GTN navigators. The company also introduced two low-cost slide-in audio panels. In this video from Sun 'n Fun 2017 in Lakeland, Florida, Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano took a look at the products with Jessica Koss from Garmin.

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Comments (5)

Congratulations GARMIN.

Posted by: Rafael Sierra | April 5, 2017 10:31 AM    Report this comment

I really hate to say this, but with no autopilot interface, not even the heading bug, it's a tease.

Posted by: JOHN MININGER | April 5, 2017 2:47 PM    Report this comment

I have to second that, John. A display that sophisticated that won't talk to an autopilot seems like a waste of panel space for the IFR crowd. And for simple VFR gadabouting, who needs a screen that fancy? I think they missed the boat with his one, and won't excite that much interest. It will be interesting to see how well it sells. With the need to install the remote magnetometer and GPS/VOR interface, I imagine the install won't be all that cheap, either.

Posted by: Robert Kisin | April 5, 2017 8:05 PM    Report this comment

No autopilot out? That's a deal breaker.

Posted by: Mark Fraser | April 6, 2017 10:27 PM    Report this comment

The vast majority of GA aircraft don't have an autopilot, so these instruments are going to be hugely popular. However, Garmin has also strongly hinted that they are working on an interface for legacy, analog autopilots, so standby.

Posted by: Thomas Potter | April 14, 2017 1:29 AM    Report this comment

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