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StormScope®

Goodrich Stormscope® help thousands of pilots safely avoid the hazards of convective weather. They spot dangerous conditions that radar might not show. The Stormscope® series enables pilots to make informed, flight critical decisions about thunderstorm avoidance and fly with greater confidence. These Series II Stormscope® products incorporate the latest ranging technology for more precise tracking of lightning discharges from as far away as 200 nmi. Stormscope® can also interface with i-linc™ the new Goodrich MFD.
WX-1000 Series
Designed for the demands of high-performance aircraft. It can also interface with many GPS/Lorans to simultaneously display weather and navigation data. Plus, the WX-1000 can be integrated with the SkyWatch™ Traffic Advisory System.

WX-950
Easy-to-read, unequaled flexibility and attractively priced. The WX-950 has a unique strike or cell display mode and precise mapping technology.

WX-900

The feature-rich WX-900, economical thunderstorm avoidance device featuring a liquid crystal display.

WX-500
The weather mapping sensor that adds storm avoidance capability to your multi-function display (MFD). The Stormscope® WX-500 Weather Mapping Sensor interfaces with most popular MFD's, thereby integrating lightning detection and avoidance information along with navigation and other data that your MFD outputs.

WX-110
The WX-110 is a ground-based weather mapping system for lightning sensitive operations.

SkyWatch®

The SkyWatch® Traffic Advisory System provides real collision avoidance information for a fraction of the cost of TCAS. It monitors the airspace around your aircraft and indicates where to look for nearby transponder-equipped aircraft that may pose a collision threat.
Key SkyWatch® Features:
Active Surveillance System Tracks up to 30 intruder aircraft simultaneously. Generates both aural & visual traffic advisories Selectable 2 & 6 nmi horizontal display ranges +/- 10,000 ft. relative altitude tracking range. "Look Up/Look Down" altitude display modes to simplify intruder identification. Can be interfaced with the Goodrich i-linc™ MFD. Can toggle between lightning information and traffic information when connected to a Stormscope® WX-1000 processor Automatically shifts to SkyWatch® view from Stormscope® view when Traffic Advisories are issued 3 - ATI - size display (Optional).Uses TCAS-like symbology.

GARMIN

GTS 800

Affordable 40-watt TAS traffic alerting system, suited to most light helicopters and piston aircraft. Features Garmin’s exclusive CLEAR CAS™ technology with up to 12 miles of active surveillance and ADS-B “In” capability.

Life-Saving Technology at a Money-Saving Price

Feature-rich yet affordably priced, the Garmin GTS 800 system is designed to bring full TAS traffic surveillance capability well within reach of most GA pilots and their budgets. It offers power, range and performance comparable to systems costing far more. And like all Garmin GTS units, it will operate to 55,000 feet – so it’s not constrained by the much lower altitude limits imposed on some competitive traffic alerting systems.

Better Surveillance Equals Faster Response

Augmenting reports from radar-based air traffic control, the GTS 800 can combine both active and passive surveillance technologies (including 1090 MHz ADS-B “In”) when installed with a compatible “extended squitter” Mode-S transponder such as Garmin’s GTX 330 ES unit (sold separately). Using this hybrid active/passive surveillance, the GTS 800 creates a 360° zone of detection around the aircraft – enabling you to see and identify other nearby transponder-equipped aircraft in time to take prompt corrective action.

As the ADS-B NextGen system becomes available, the GTS 800 will gain enhanced surveillance features, including the ability to display flight identification, position, altitude, velocity and heading information broadcast from other NextGen-enabled transponders. Thus, instead of just seeing random targets on a display, pilots using select displays will be able to identify and track specific intruder movements using familiar TCAS-defined symbology.

It Sees More. So You Worry Less

The GTS 800 can track up to 60 traffic targets simultaneously – and depict up to 30 intruder threats at a time, depending on the display being utilized. Offering 40 watts of transmit power, a +/- 10,000-foot vertical separation maximum, and a typical active interrogation range of 12 nm in the forward direction, the GTS 800 system will interface with a variety of compatible system displays in the cockpit. So it doesn’t require added panel space for a dedicated control/display.

GTS 820

TAS traffic alerting for faster and higher-performing aircraft. Combines active/passive surveillance, 250-watt output (for up to 40 miles of active surveillance), and Garmin CLEAR CAS™ with ADS-B “In” capability.

Faster Detection Means Better Protection

Using advanced “NextGen” system concepts, the GTS 820 offers built-in ADS-B receiver technology which is enabled with installation of a Garmin GTX 330 ES “extended squitter” Mode-S transponder (sold separately), or other complementary class of ADS-B “Out” equipment, such as Garmin’s GDL 90 Universal Access Transceiver (or UAT). The system can display traffic symbols and advisories on a variety of compatible display products in the cockpit.

By synthesizing both active and passive traffic surveillance, the GTS 820 is able to automatically report and receive more stable, and more detailed, traffic data. This means future capabilities will include aircraft flight ID, GPS-based positioning, relative direction and altitude, plus vertical and course trend vectors (if available, on compatible displays). Thus, instead of just seeing random targets, pilots can now identify and track specific aircraft flight trajectories with much greater precision. So, in busy airspace, they’re able to fly with a much clearer tactical picture of their immediate traffic situation.

This is Serious Show-and-Tell

The GTS 820 can track up to 60 traffic targets simultaneously – and display up to 30 intruder threats at a time, depending on the specific capabilities of the display system being used. (There is no dedicated panel instrument for Garmin TAS; it interfaces with many compatible displays.) Targets are depicted using familiar TCAS-defined symbology. And selectable horizontal display ranges let pilots configure the presentation to their specific flight requirements.

Select from a Variety of Antenna Options

To optimize signal reception for all types of aircraft, Garmin offers a wide selection of antenna models and configurations. The typical GTS 820 installation includes both top-mount directional and optional bottom-mount antennas (directional or omni) to help maintain surveillance on aircraft directly below you – while minimizing target drop outs during turns and maneuvers. For high-speed aircraft, optional low-profile directional antennas are also available.

In addition, the GTS 820 package includes a 4-channel GPA 65 power amplifier/low noise amplifier (PA/LNA) to be remotely installed near the top directional antenna. Its purpose is to boost antenna performance while minimizing power consumption – thus enhancing system efficiency. See your Garmin dealer for full installation details.


GTS 850

For pilots operating high-performance aircraft in busy, high-density airspace, traffic separation requires a heightened sense of situational awareness – to “see and avoid” in all three dimensions. Pilot alertness and vigilance are essential. But for maximum protection, nothing beats having an extra set of “electronic eyes”. That’s why Garmin developed the GTS™ family of ADS-B enhanced Traffic Advisory (TAS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance (TCAS I) Systems.

Featuring exclusive Garmin CLEAR CAS™ technology, these attractively priced systems provide accurate, dynamic traffic surveillance – with ATC-like spoken audio alerts to help pilots quickly respond to potential flight path intrusions from other aircraft

Separation Anxiety Terminated

Augmenting reports from radar-based air traffic control, the GTS 850 is able to use a synthesis of both active and passive surveillance technology (including 1090 MHz ADS-B “In”) to correlate target data and pinpoint traffic threats. This hybrid active/passive surveillance is enabled with installation of a Garmin GTX 330 ES “extended squitter” Mode-S transponder (sold separately), or other complementary class of ADS-B “Out” equipment, such as Garmin’s GDL 90 Universal Access Transceiver (or UAT).

With this technology, aircraft are able to automatically report and receive more stable, and more detailed, traffic data – including aircraft flight ID, GPS-based positioning, relative altitude and direction of flight. Course trend vectors and vertical climb or descent information can also be shown on compatible displays. Thus, instead of just seeing random targets on a display, pilots can now identify and track specific aircraft flight trajectories with much greater precision. So, in busy airspace, they’re able to fly with a much clearer tactical picture of their immediate traffic situation..

More Integration Means Higher Awareness

Displaying traffic symbols and advisories on a variety of compatible display products in the cockpit, the GTS 850 can track up to 60 traffic targets simultaneously – and depict up to 30 intruder threats at a time, depending on the display being utilized. (There is no dedicated instrument or panel space required for Garmin TAS.) Creating a 360° zone of detection around your aircraft, the GTS 850 enables you to quickly see and identify targets in your airspace that may pose a potential collision hazard.

Higher Speeds Call for Faster Response

The Garmin GTS family of TAS and TCAS I systems offers a full range of traffic surveillance capabilities to fit your specific aircraft and operational criteria.

Recommended for today’s higher-capability cabin class turboprops and business or regional jets, the GTS 850 TCAS I offers 250 watts of nominal power output, a +/- 10,000-foot vertical separation maximum, and up to 40 nm of active interrogation range in the forward direction. All GTS units will operate to 55,000 feet. And a Garmin Mode-S transponder (sold separately) is required as part of the GTS 850 system installation.

For commuter aircraft (those with 10 to 30 passenger seats), TCAS I capability is mandated by the FAA. The Garmin GTS 850 system meets these stringent TCAS I performance criteria, providing the range and response to give early warning of fast-closing aircraft in high-traffic airspace. Targets are depicted using familiar TCAS-defined symbology. And selectable horizontal display ranges allow pilots to maintain the “big picture” of overall traffic activity in their airspace.

    
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