State-of-the-art Garmin 10.6” G600 TXi touchscreen display, GTN 750 GPS/COM/NAVs and ADS-B Out/In transponder, greatly improve the legacy King Air C90A’s capabilities while lowering pilot workload and increasing operational safety.
Lakeland, FL (May 07, 2018) — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics announced that the company has completed its first Garmin G600 TXi glass touchscreen avionics upgrade on a Beechcraft King Air C90A.
“Garmin has long been the leader in King Air glass panel upgrade solutions and this new G600 TXi touchscreen raises the bar even higher,” Garcia said. “We have completed a lot of King Air upgrades, but in my opinion this is the best of the bunch.”
Why The Garmin G600 TXi Was Chosen
"The G600 TXi is an amazing piece of technology,” he said. “The pilot can easily configure the display to meet their exact preference, which greatly increases situational awareness while reducing pilot workload and stress, especially in single-pilot, IFR conditions.”
“Everything from the pilot’s side to the center stack is new except for the analog engine instruments,” stated Matt Schloss, Sales Manager, Gulf Coast Avionics. “Our engineering team did a great job designing the new custom, all-metal panel and integrating all of the Garmin avionics.”
“From the left seat, you’d never know this King Air C90A is over 16 years old,” he said. When you look at all the capabilities we have installed, the owner is getting an airplane that is equipped to serve his needs for another 16 years at least.”
The Gulf Coast Avionics King Air C90A G600 TXi touchscreen upgrade includes:
• Garmin 10.6” G600 TXi touchscreen glass EFIS
• Dual Garmin GTN 750 touchscreen GPS/COMM/NAVs
• Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM)
• Garmin GMA 35c Remote Audio Panel
• Garmin GTX 345 ADS-B Out/In Transponder
• Garmin GTX 335 ADS-B Out Transponder
• Garmin Flight Stream 510 Connext Interface
• Garmin GSR 56 Global Iridium Satellite Datalink
“Another benefit to the Garmin upgrade is the greatly increased reliability of the avionics as well as the reduction in the aircraft’s gross weight,” Schloss said. “During the installation we were also able to remove all of the old vacuum plumbing and gauges along with a stack of old wiring, all of which can lead to escalating maintenance costs and aircraft downtime.”
“This new panel is another excellent example of how modern Garmin avionics technology is enabling legacy turboprop aircraft to continue to provide reliable and safe transportation at a relatively affordable price,” Garcia said. “I’m extremely proud of our team’s contribution to making all aircraft safer and easier to fly.”
Gulf Coast Avionics was appointed the first Garmin avionics dealer in 1990 and has received Garmin’s prestigious Platinum Award for leading sales for 28 consecutive years.
About Gulf Coast Avionics
Founded in 1984 and located at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida, and with offices worldwide, Gulf Coast Avionics is a major supplier of avionics, instruments and pilot supplies to customers around the world. GCA is an FAA-approved Class 1, 2 and 3/Limited Instrument Repair Station #UB4R564M. The company offers a full-array of avionics installation and repair services for certificated and kit-built aircraft. For a copy of their catalog or for more information, visit: www.GCA.aero