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Garmin Receives EASA Approval of the GFC 500 Autopilot for Aircraft in Europe

April 11, 2019 / aviationpros

Garmin Receives EASA Approval of the GFC 500 Autopilot for Aircraft in Europe Garmin International APRIL 11, 2019  Tweet  Share GFC500Equipped Cessna  Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the retrofit GFC™ 500 autopilot for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft in Europe. Delivering superior performance and in-flight precision, as well as self-monitoring capabilities, the GFC 500 incorporates a number of safety-enhancing technologies, including Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP™), underspeed protection, overspeed protection, Level Mode, Flight Director (FD) and more. The GFC 500 also offers aircraft owners with a simple, light-weight and cost-effective autopilot upgrade path and a lower cost of long-term ownership. Intended for less complex piston single-engine aircraft, the GFC 500 is available immediately and approved for installation in hun...