Fort Lauderdale, FL - Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport recently completed the installation of a Dual Garmin 600 Glass Cockpit Upgrade on a Pilatus PC-12. The project also included a Garmin GTN-750, GTN-650, GMA-350, and Dual GTX-330 transponders. The installations were performed utilizing both Garmin and Pilatus STCs.
The Garmin dual G600 upgrade from Pilatus has provided one of the best Glass Cockpit modernization paths for the legacy Pilatus PC-12 aircraft on the market today. “By incorporating Synthetic Vision (SVT), radar display on the MFD, TAWS-B, and angle of attack display - Banyan has provided this operator with a fresh, new, and modern look for the aircraft,” says Paul Rose, Banyan vice president of technical sales.
The GTN series includes new “touch” technology providing a whole new level of efficiency and safety for the cockpit. This upgrade brings full LPV approach capability to the cockpit at the touch of a finger.
Banyan also added dual fully "ADS-B out" compliant GTX-330(ES) transponders. This Pilatus is now equipped to meet the challenging demands of ADS-B and other future mandates.
The addition of the digital 3-D audio panel (GMA-350) which when interfaced with the Garmin GTN-750 provides 3-D audio. This is the clearest audio anywhere, and includes superb audio isolation and "talk Command" capability.
“When the customer requested options for a modern and more technologically advanced cockpit, both Banyan and Garmin delivered,” says Rose.
Banyan Air Service is an authorized Pilatus Service Center and an authorized Garmin sales and service center. Banyan is certified both FAA, EASA and has repair station approvals for Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela. In addition, Banyan based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE) is an award winning FBO offering turbine airframe and engine maintenance, aircraft sales, parts solutions, Jet Runway Café and Banyan Pilot Shop. www.banyanair.com