New Aircraft Models Approved for GFC 500 and GFC 600 Autopilots

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New Aircraft Models Approved for GFC 500 and GFC 600 Autopilots


May 20, 2020

Our GFC 500 and GFC 600 digital autopilots have received FAA Supplemental Type Certification in several aircraft models. The GFC 500 and GFC 600 deliver superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older generation autopilot systems. The GFC 500 is intended for piston aircraft, while the GFC 600 is intended for high performance piston and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics.

New aircraft models approved for the GFC 500 autopilot include:

  • Aviat Husky
    • Models: A-1, A-1A, A-1B, A-1C-180, A-1C-200
  • Cessna 206
    • Models: U206F (s/n U20602200 and later), TU206F (s/n U20602200 and later), U206G, TU206G, 206H, T206H

New aircraft models approved for the GFC 600 autopilot include:

The GFC 500 autopilot uniquely integrates with the G5 electronic flight instrument or a combination of both the G5 electronic flight instrument and G3X Touch, G500 TXi or G500 flight displays to provide pilots with an economical and modern autopilot solution. The GFC 600 is designed as a standalone autopilot and also boasts superior integration potential when paired with the G500 TXi/G600 TXi or G500/G600 glass flight displays, Garmin navigators, as well as a variety of third-party flight displays, instruments and navigation sources.

GMC 507 mode controller
Garmin GMC 507 controller for GFC 500 autopilot.

The full-featured GFC 600 and GFC 500 autopilots provide thousands of existing general aviation…

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