Avionics Report

June 2015 Issue

Garmin G600/500: Upgraded for ADS-B

Garmin modernizes its G600/500-series retrofit PFD to display ADS-B traffic and weather, L3 Stormscope data, plus better mapping and charting.

In avionics life, nine years is a long time. Thatís how long Garminís G600 retrofit primary flight display has been on the market. While thatís long enough for a product to lose its tech edge, Garmin generally doesnít let that happen. Luckily, periodic software upgrades can give an otherwise aging product a new lease on life, although FAA certification can limit major changes without requiring a time-consuming and costly recertification process.

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