Avionics Report

June 1999 Issue

IIMorrow’s MFD

Does the first large map display from a major player mean the multi-function market is finally about to take off?

If it seems like you can hardly open your car door without bumping into a Garmin GNS 430 or at least a color ad for one, you’re not alone.

While the rest of the avionics world has been wringing its hands about what to do next or pursuing what sometimes seem to be desperate joint ventures, Garmin has seized the day—and the sales lead—in selling the new 430 at a blistering pace. (Never mind that deliveries are months behind.)

But hold the phone, says IIMorrow, which has come up with a few surprises of its own. This spring, as Garmin was busily defining and selling the future, IIMorrow introduced its own version of the next millennium GA avionics suite and we’re sure it will give pote...

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