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Colombian Renaissance Commanders

Get New Garmin GTN Avionics


Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc., a factory-authorized Twin Commander Service Center in Indianapolis, is installing new Garmin GTN 750 and GTN 650 touchscreen avionics in two Grand Renaissance Twin Commanders that Eagle Creek is completing for the Colombian government.

The exciting new GTN 650 and GTN 750 were announced earlier this year, and the Colombian Grand Renaissance installations will be among the first to be done.

Garmin’s GTN series features new capabilities for GPS/NAV/COM systems including touchscreen operation, graphical flight planning with victor airways and high-altitude jet routes, remote transponder control, remote audio control (750 series only), SafeTaxi, and electronic chart capabilities (750 series only). In addition to the installation of the GTN 750 and GTN 650, each of the Colombian aircraft will feature Garmin-based panels with dual Garmin G600 flight displays, Garmin GMA 35 remote audio processor, Garmin GTX 33 remote transponder, and Garmin GWX 68 weather radar system.

The two Grand Renaissance Twin Commanders being completed by Eagle Creek—a model 980 and a model 1000— will be operated by the Colombian Army Aviation Brigade in multi-purpose roles including aerial surveillance and VIP transport. The project will take about 11 months and more than 14,000 manhours to complete. Eagle Creek plans on delivering one aircraft in August 2011 and the other in the fourth quarter of 2011.

“We are pleased to partner with Garmin in providing this exciting new technology to our mutual clients,” said Matt Hagans, Eagle Creek’s CEO. “The Garmin GNS 530/430 were game-changing innovations for our industry, with something like 110,000 units produced so far. The new touchscreen GTN 750/650 will be the same. Watching the new GTN units work their magic, you can really appreciate the great new features, processor Columbian Grand Renaissance continued from page 1 speed enhancement, and the improved screen resolution. Watching the Pan and Zoom feature now is unbelievable, and the touchscreen design and layout is so intuitive.”

Along with its Indianapolis facility, Eagle Creek owns and operates Naples Jet Center at the Naples, Florida, Municipal Airport, and American Avionics based at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. The new Garmin GTN touchscreen avionics are available for installation at all three locations. For more information contact Eagle Creek at 800-487-3331, or visit the company’s website at www.eagle-creek.com.

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