GarminExpandsConnextWireless Cockpit Connectivity

GarminExpandsConnextWireless Cockpit Connectivity

Friday 25th of July 2014

Garmin Expands Connext Wireless Cockpit


Introducing the Flight Stream 110/210 Bluetooth Wireless Gateway

Garmin is excited to announce the availability of an

expanded Connext portfolio of products and features that

provide wireless connectivity between select Garmin

avionics and Garmin Pilot for iPad/iPhone and certain

Android mobile devices. When paired with compatible

Garmin avionics, the Flight Stream 110 can share

weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation

weather and SiriusXM satellite radio on mobile devices

operating Garmin Pilot. The Flight Stream 210 adds two-

way flight plan transfer and provides attitude information

for display within Garmin Pilot.

Flight Stream Connectivity

Flight Stream 110/210 is a small, Bluetooth® wireless

gateway, which is easily installed with Garmin avionics,

that enables communication between existing avionics

and up to four compatible mobile devices running Garmin

Pilot. The Flight Stream 110 is designed to be paired with

a GDL 88 or GDL 69/69A to provide the benefits of those

products without the need for a compatible avionics

display. In addition to those features, the Flight Stream

210 adds connectivity with the GTN and GNS WAAS

series navigators, as well as back-up attitude information for display within Garmin Pilot. The Flight

Stream 210 contains an internal attitude sensor. If a G500/G600

flight display is installed in the aircraft, its high-integrity attitude

source will take priority over the Flight Stream’s for display within

Garmin Pilot, with a future software update.

Two-Way Flight Plan Transfer

Flight planning is transformed with the Flight Stream 210 by enabling

wireless flight plan transfer capabilities between Garmin Pilot and

corresponding GTN 750/650 and GNS 430W/530W navigators. G3X

Touch has the Connext Bluetooth wireless gateway built-in, providing

flight plan transfer capabilities. The flight plan transfer occurs with

just a couple of taps when the avionics are powered on. With

Connext, pilots have the added convenience of completing flight plans

prior to arriving at the airport, allowing more time to focus on pre-

flight activities.

Last-minute flight plan amendments prior to departure are simple.

Pilots can take advantage of ATC Proposed Routes within Garmin

Pilot. Proposed Routes are enabled by aircraft tail number, so

modifications made by air traffic control to a filed flight plan are

received by Garmin Pilot. Once they are received, Garmin Pilot gives

pilots the option to easily transfer the modified flight plan to a GTN or

GNS WAAS navigator. Conversely, active flight plans that are

manually amended while in-flight may automatically be sent from the avionics to Garmin Pilot so flight

plans are identical and amendments only need to be made on one device. To help prevent unintended

flight plan transfers from becoming active by others in the aircraft, pilots are required to acknowledge

and accept all incoming requests before they become active in the


Knob turning is dramatically reduced when incorporating the Flight

Stream 210 for flight planning with a GNS WAAS navigator, which

provides wireless flight plan transfer. Customers who have a GNS

product may also incorporate Victor airway navigation into flight

plans using the Flight Stream 210 and Garmin Pilot. With a few

simple taps within Garmin Pilot, routes, waypoints and airway

intersections are quickly transferred to a 430W/530W navigator.

The G3X Touch system, for experimental amateur-built and light

sport aircraft, comes equipped and ready to take advantage of

Connext. Pilots are offered the convenience of flight planning on a

tablet and the simplicity of wirelessly transferring flight plans via

Bluetooth to the G3X Touch system. With G3X Touch and a GDL

39R, pilots can use GPS information to display position data,

attitude, traffic and weather information within Garmin Pilot.

Stream Weather, Traffic, and More

The benefits of ADS-B go further with the Flight Stream 110/210. With the GDL 88 ADS-B transceiver

and Flight Stream, ADS-B traffic and weather is wirelessly transferred and displayed within Garmin Pilot.

ADS-B traffic information may be viewed on the moving map page and dedicated traffic pages in Garmin

Pilot. Weather products from the GDL 88 may simultaneously be overlaid on the map page, offering

pilots additional redundancy. Expanded functionality of the GDL

69 SiriusXM datalink receiver is available when incorporating a

Flight Stream wireless gateway, which displays SiriusXM Aviation

weather on a tablet operating Garmin Pilot.

Remote control of SiriusXM satellite radio is also available within

Garmin Pilot for customers with a GDL 69A and Flight Stream

110/210. Pilots and passengers have access to channel

selections, volume controls, as well as the option to save favorite

audio channels for convenient access. Adding to the wireless

versatility of the Flight Stream 110/210, GPS location information

from the GTN, GNS WAAS, or GDL 88 with an internal WAAS

receiver can be shared to display precise position information in

Garmin Pilot.

Portable Connectivity

Connext encompasses a suite of capabilities, which have been

built into our portable product line and provide customers with

more flexibility and information in the cockpit. Garmin Pilot

supports connectivity with VIRB™, Garmin’s HD action camera, so pilots can view video, control

recording options and take photos while simultaneously viewing flight plan information. Also, remote

control capability of VIRB is available from the touchscreen of G3X Touch. When

integrating VIRB with G3X Touch, pilots can start and stop video and take

photos from the display so capturing the perfect moment in-flight is simple.

Pilots can use the D2™ Pilot Watch as a secondary navigation aid, which can

also receive flight plan information from Garmin Pilot. Additionally, D2 can

remotely control VIRB so pilots can start and stop video, view elapsed time for

active video recording and capture high quality still photos – even when video

recording is active. Further integration of the GDL 39 3D with both Garmin

Pilot and the aera® 796/795, offers pilots additional connectivity including the

display of ADS-B traffic and weather and back-up aircraft attitude information.

Global Datalink Capability

In addition to the Flight Stream 110/210, customers can take advantage of existing Connext services

with Garmin’s Iridium-based datalink, the GSR 56. Featuring worldwide weather capability, pilots have

access to METARs, TAFs and winds aloft around the globe. Additionally, radar and satellite imagery for

Western Europe, Canada, Australia and the U.S. provide pilots with even more weather products so they

can determine if precipitation or cloud cover will impact a particular flight. The GSR 56 also provides

voice, text messaging and position reporting services (subscription required), giving pilots the voice and

data connectivity they want in the cockpit.

Customers may take advantage of the new Flight Stream features, which are enabled by the simple

installation of the Flight Stream 110/210. To take advantage of SiriusXM Aviation weather and/or

SiriusXM satellite radio, customers require the Flight Stream 110/210 gateway, a subscription to Garmin

Pilot, and a GDL 69/69A SiriusXM datalink receiver and a SiriusXM subscription. Passengers can control

audio derived from the GDL 69/A SiriusXM datalink receiver with Garmin Pilot on a subscription-free

basis. Customers can stream ADS-B traffic and weather using Flight Stream 110/210, a GDL 88 ADS-B

datalink with the latest software and a subscription to Garmin Pilot. Customers may take advantage of

wireless flight plan transfer capabilities using Flight Stream 210, a GTN (with software version 5.11 or

newer) and/or GNS WAAS navigator (with software 5.20 or newer) and a subscription to Garmin Pilot on

iOS or select Android mobile devices.