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Southeast Aerospace has recently completed a multifaceted Bell 206 Garmin avionics package installation. This program included structural and electrical installations performed by SEA service technicians at the customer’s facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The Garmin avionics package included the installation of a GTN-750H with helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS), a GTN-650H, and an ADS-B compliant GTX-345R remote transponder. The GTX-345R was interfaced to the new GTN units for display and control.
A mid-continent HTAWS annunciator control panel was also installed in the pilot’s line of sight. The GTN was interfaced with the current CDI/HSI, while the non-wide area augmentation system (WAAS) global positioning system (GPS) antennas were replaced with GA35 WAAS GPS antennas.
A GTS-800 TAS system was installed using a single GA58 directional antenna. The GTS-800 system interfaced to the GTN series radios to provide an active traffic solution. To complement the innovative features of the GTN package, Garmin’s FlightStream 510 multimedia card was also supplied to assure Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity and simplified cockpit management.