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Kestrel Aircraft to fly with Garmin

Kestrel Aircraft today announced at EAA’s AirVenture 2013, that the GARMIN G3000 avionics suite has been chosen as the launch avionics platform for the Kestrel Aircraft, currently in development. The Garmin G3000 was the first touchscreen-controlled integrated flightdeck for light turbine aircraft and designed specifically for Part 23 turbine aircraft.

Kestrel’s COO and Executive Vice President of Product Development, Steve Serfling, stated, “The Kestrel/Garmin team is focused on offering the full Garmin G3000 feature set into the Kestrel, while integrating additional control and display of several aircraft systems into the already impressive G3000. I am excited to work with Garmin to bring our customers the most integrated cockpit in its class."

“Garmin is honored to be selected as the avionics provider for the Kestrel aircraft”, Carl Wolf, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our companies share similar visions of designing products that aim to exceed our customers’ expectations. We’re thrilled to partner with Kestrel and ook forward to serving them in the years to come.”

The Kestrel team is dedicated to develop an aircraft that offers the best possible flying experience.

Alan Klapmeier, Kestrel Aircraft CEO and President, states, “I have a passion for avionics; it is the critical aspect for the pilot-vehicle interface. So we are pleased to announce the Garmin G3000 as the launch avionics platform. The G3000’s wide aspect ratio screen provides great real estate for a very for a user-friendly interface with the pilot."

The G3000 builds upon G1000- offering the pilot a more intuitive way of interacting with the avionics. Pilot interface to the system is primarily through two touchscreen controllers that use a desktop-like menu with intuitive icons. In a few words- touch what you want to change. The system has very shallow menus- usually only one or two selections deep. If the pilot makes a mistake, they have a back button to take them back a step. If they just want to start from the home menu, one button press can bring them there.

Specifications for G3000 Kestrel Aircraft

• Widescreen 14” PFD and MFD

• PFD capable of “60/40 mode”. Allows a MFD window to be displayed on the PFD.

• MFD capable of 2 independent MFD panes or a single large one

• 3 Axis Autopilot

• Garmin ESP (Electronic Stability and Protection)

• Graphical System Synoptics

• Dual GPS with WAAS (Capable of LPV approaches)

• Dual AHARS

• Mode S Transponder

• Electronic Charts

• Electronic Checklists

• Safetaxi

Press release issued by ONE Aviation Corporation on July 31, 2013


 Contact details from our directory:
ONE Aviation Corporation Airframer
Garmin International GPS, Remote Positioning Systems, Transceivers, Radar Transponders, Position Indicators, Radio Communications Equipment, Instrument Landing Systems, Moving Maps, Flight Directors, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Flight Management Systems, Avionics Management Systems, Autopilots, Weather Mapping Radar, VOR (Omnirange) Receivers, Onboard Intercom Systems, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Magnetometers, Onboard Computers, Air Data Computers, Satellite Receivers, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Onboard Airport Navigation Systems, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems


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Kestrel Aircraft Company Kestrel 350


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