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

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

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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