Garmin Gets EASA Approval for G500 TXi, G600 TXi & EIS TXi

Have you heard the news at Garmin? Discover how Garmin’s new G500 TXi/G600 TXi flight displays incorporate greater situational awareness tools and an innovative feature set into a contemporary avionics platform.

AvBuyer  |  17th April 2018
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Have you heard the great news at Garmin? Boasting a clean-sheet touchscreen design and vibrant presentation, Garmin’s new G500TXi/G600 TXi flight displays incorporate greater situational awareness tools and an innovative feature set into a contemporary avionics platform.

Three displays are available, offering optimal flexibility for panel configurations. These include a large 10.6-inch display, and two versions of 7-inch displays, in portrait and landscape orientations. The 10.6-inch display can operate as a primary flight display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD) and optional integrated EIS in a highly customized package, while the 7-inch portrait display can be dedicated to any one of those functions.

The 7-inch landscape display is available exclusively as a dedicated EIS solution. The G500 TXi system is intended for Part 23 Class I/II aircraft under 6,000lbs. and the G600 TXi flight displays are intended for Class III aircraft that weigh up to 12,500lbs.

Greater Scalability, Building Block Design & Simplified Upgrades

Multiple panel configurations and display orientations allow pilots and aircraft owners to better leverage their current or future avionics investment. Three display formats support 26-approved cockpit configurations and over 600 aircraft makes/models.

Installation configurations vary as the TXi family is also capable of displaying engine information on a dedicated 7-inch display or in split-screen mode on the 10.6-inch display. Up to four displays can be installed in a single cockpit, offering superior scalability in hundreds of aircraft.

Industry-First Touchscreen EIS Solutions

Available as an integrated solution within the 10.6-inch G500 TXi and G600 TXi system or as a standalone 7-inch EIS display, the TXi series display real-time engine indications in an easy-to-read format.

The TXi family supports various features, including lean assist mode, pilot-configurable advisories and more, providing pilots with the opportunity to achieve greater fuel economy, improved engine efficiency and superior engine operation.

Compatible with single-engine and twin-engine normally aspirated or turbo-charged aircraft, the EIS TXi system supports Lycoming or Continental 4/6-cylinder engines, offering a broad range of aircraft compatibility. The integrated EIS TXi solution also allows for a variety of integration possibilities with the G500 TXi and G600 TXi glass flight displays.

Garmin EIS TXi Device

Garmin EIS TXi

Say Goodbye to Standbys

In configurations with multiple displays, the TXi series offers a reversionary mode capable of displaying all pertinent flight and EIS information, on a single display in the event one display goes offline. Additionally, the 7-inch TXi displays are compatible with an optional back-up battery, which can power the display for 30-minutes in the event the aircraft electrical system fails.

Aircraft owners that install a dual 7-inch G500 TXi system on the pilot’s side of the cockpit, with dual ADAHRS and a back-up battery can also forego the requirement for standby flight instruments.

Fully-Loaded Functionality

The G500 TXi and G600 TXi also support additional features and options, including:

  • Customizable crew profiles allowing pilots to configure and save settings such as audio volume levels, backlight settings, map configurations and more so they can be recalled prior to each flight.
  • Flight Stream 510 as an option when TXi is paired with the GTN 650/750, which enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to a GTN and the TXi system.
  • Geographical map overlay within the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) on the PFD.
  • Ability to overlay and animate NEXRAD radar from FIS-B and SiriusXM Aviation weather on the moving map on the MFD.
  • Various global datalink weather products available when paired with the GSR 56.
  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) In traffic displays on the PFD/MFD via the GTX 345 transponder or GDL 88 ADS-B datalink.
  • GWX 70 weather radar compatibility, offering four-color storm cell display, as well as Turbulence Detection and Ground Clutter Suppression as options.
  • Support for a wide range of third-party weather radars is available.
  • Significant savings on database subscriptions are offered (as OnePak annual database and PilotPak global database subscriptions are compatible with these displays).
  • Smart Airspace highlighting the airspace nearest the aircraft’s current altitude and de-emphasizing non-pertinent airspace.
  • Ability to overlay Jeppesen VFR Manual charts (formally known as Bottlang charts) available within Europe and European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) on the moving map.
  • WireAware wire strike avoidance technology overlaying powerline locations and relative altitude information on the moving map and providing both aural and visual alerting when operating near powerlines.
  • Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) as standard on the G600 TXi, presenting a 3D depiction of terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment, providing pilots with an elevated level of situational awareness. (SVT is available as an option on the G500 TXi.)
  • Class B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) alerting available as an option.
  • Compatibility extended to include the GTS 800/825 Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) and the GTS 855 Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), as well as select third-party traffic systems.
  • Patented TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic available with select traffic systems, providing pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates.
  • Compatibility with the GRA 55 radar altimeter, as well as select third-party radar altimeters.
  • Optional support for Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) operations.
  • A back-up GPS antenna is also built into the displays, providing redundancy in the event a primary GPS navigator fails.


Garmin G500 TXi Device

Garmin G500 TXi

G500 TXi

  • 7-inch display: starting at $11,995 USD list price
  • 10.6-inch display: starting at $15,995 USD list price
  • Addition of EIS to a G500 TXi flight display starting at $4,995 USD list price

G600 TXi

Stand-alone EIS TXi (twin-engine, six-cylinder piston aircraft such as a 58 Baron)

  • Starting at 17,935 USD list price

The G500/G600 TXi flight displays have received EASA approval and initial shipments have commenced. Visit the Garmin exhibit in Hall A6, (A6-201) at AERO Friedrichshafen, April 18-21, 2018 for a live, one-on-one demo. For additional information, visit or contact a local Garmin authorized dealer.

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