Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. and the leading avionics manufacturer for the general aviation market, announced that Diamond Aircraft will offer GARMIN’s integrated avionics suite as standard equipment in its DA40 Diamond Star and DA20-C1 Eclipse aircraft.
These GARMIN-equipped aircraft are available now for purchase. Diamond offers the GARMIN GNS 430, GTX 327 digital transponder and GMA 340 audio panel as standard avionics on all new Diamond DA40 Star and DA20-C1 Eclipse aircraft. Upgrades to dual GNS 430s or GNS 530 are available for customers wanting a more advanced panel.
The centerpiece of the GARMIN avionics suite on the Diamond DA40 and DA20 is the GNS 430 — an integrated radio that delivers navigation data on a single screen for easy pilot scanning and reduced cockpit workload. It also provides increased safety and situational awareness to the owner and operator of the aircraft by interfacing with traffic, weather and lightning detection products.
The GTX 327 provides superior surveillance capabilities and its solid-state design requires no warm-up time, reduces power output and lowers heat emissions. The GMA 340 audio panel provides pilots with reliable, versatile communications in the cockpit and features a four-position stereo intercom.