Aviation Alerts and Advisories

Service Advisory 1215 Rev B: GTN 650/750, GNS 400W/500W Series, and GNS 480 ADS-B Compliance Issue

14 August 2014

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: All GTN 650/750, GNS 400W/500W Series, and GNS 480 Navigation Systems are affected. NOTE:For Garmin Integrated Flight Deck installations, refer to the applicable OEM for 14 CFR 91.227 ADS-B out compatibility guidance. DESCRIPTION: Refer to 14 CFR 91.227 ADS-B Out Compatible Equipment document (Garmin P/N 190-01533-00) for a list of Garmin products and corresponding software versions that: comply with AC 20-165A Appendix 2 and AC 20-… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1422: Anticipated flight path calculation with excessive groundspeed

2 June 2014

Products Affected:All G2000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Avionics Systems are affected. All G1000, G950, G900X, Embraer Prodigy, and Cirrus Perspective integrated avionics systems with GDU Software Version 13.00 and later are affected. Issue: Flying some terminal procedure legs with excessive groundspeed can cause the system to anticipate and attempt to accommodate AFCS bank angle limitations for upcoming course changes. This will result in terminal proce… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1433: Potential GWX 70 Power Amplifier Failure in Ground Map Mode

30 May 2014

ISSUE: Operating the radar in Ground Map Mode with a selected range of 10 nm or less can permanently damage the power amplifier in the GWX 70, which will result in a loss of all weather radar system functions. PILOT ACTION: Do not select radar range settings of 10 nm or less while the GWX 70 is operating in Ground Map Mode. Weather Mode operations are not affected and may be used with any range setting. RESOLUTION: A future GWX 70 software update will be… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1421: G600 Outside Air Temperature (OAT) Display

22 April 2014

SYSTEM: G600 systems installed in TBM 700/850 aircraft. ISSUE: Garmin has received reports of confusion regarding which of the two temperature values - Indicated Outside Air Temperature (IOAT) or Static Air Temperature (SAT) - listed in the TBM 700/850 Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) correlates to the temperature displayed by the G600. The G600 displays temperature in a field labeled “OAT” and is equivalent to SAT values listed in the TBM 700/850 POH. PIL… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1416: Connext Data Not Being Displayed

2 April 2014

SYSTEM: Connext flight data service enabled G1000-equipped Socata TBM 850/900 installations with GDU software version 14.01 installed with a GDL 69(A) are affected by this bulletin. PURPOSE: Connext data will not be displayed unless all of the following conditions are true: The GDL 69(A) has an active XM weather subscription The aircraft is within XM coverage and the GDL 69(A) has XM reception RESOLUTION: Garmin plans to correct this issue in a fut… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1413: GMX 200 Resets and Safety Monitor Codes 14xx, 48xx, 49xx, 56xx, and 93xx

19 March 2014

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: All GMX 200 models with Software Version 2.13 or earlier that are connected to a GDL 69/69A Data Link. ISSUE: Garmin has identified a condition whereby the GMX 200 may reset when METAR data received from the GDL 69/69A exceeds the space allocated for it in memory. The GMX 200 reset is a normal response to an unrecoverable situation and is not a hardware defect. RESOLUTION: This issue will be resolved in a future software release. Down… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1409: GTN 6XX/7XX Occasional Momentary Screen Flicker

14 March 2014

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: GTN625 / GTN635 / GTN650 / GTN725 / GTN750 Units with Main Software v3.00 - v5.00 ISSUE: During normal operation, a portion of the GTN display may occasionally exhibit a momentary flicker. This can occur on any page of the GTN series unit, but does not affect the operation of the unit. RESOLUTION: Garmin plans to correct this issue in a future software release. Download 1409A… View complete alert.

Discontinued Database Updates on Certain Apollo and II Morrow Products

28 January 2014

PURPOSE: This announces discontinuation of database updates for certain Apollo and II Morrow products effective June 30, 2014. Download SvcCmmque140124_ASDN… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1372 Rev A: Unavailable RNAV (GPS) approaches due to lack of VDA

18 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS G1000, Cirrus Perspective, Embraer Prodigy, G950, and G900X systems with GDU version 13.0x orearlier, G2000, G3000, and G5000 with GDU version 4.0x or earlier, GPS 400W, GNC 430W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, and GNS 530W Series withversion 5.0x or earlier, and GTN 625, GTN 635, GTN 650, GTN 725, and GTN 750 Series with main version 5.0x or earlier are affected. ISSUE A limited number of RNAV (GPS) approaches, including all service levels, are … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1363 Rev A: User-modified terminal procedure stored in a Flight Plan may cause error condition

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This issue affects all G1000, Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G950, G900X, G2000, G3000,and G5000 Integrated Avionics Systems, GTN 625, GTN 635, GTN 650, GTN 725, GTN 750, GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, and GNS 530W series navigation systems. ISSUE In some cases, a user-modified published procedure saved by the operator as part of a stored flight plan can be corrupted after the Navigation Database is updated. Activating … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1370 Rev A: GTN/GTR/GNC COM Frequency Monitoring

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 750, GTN 635/GTN 650, GTR 225, and GNC 255 series units with COM Software Versions 2.10 through Version 2.12. ISSUE In limited circumstances, a monitored COM frequency may prevent the pilot from receivingcommunication on the active COM frequency. If this condition occurs, it will self-correct after a 2-second lull in the reception of transmissions on the monitored channel. Details of the Affected Circumstance: During normal operat… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1361 Rev A: Possible temporary loss of heading/attitude information in Garmin G500 and G600 Systems following extended power-on stall and slow flight maneuvers

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G500 and G600 systems using GRS 77 Software version 3.00 and previous versions or GDU620 Software version 6.20 and previous versions are affected. ISSUE Temporary loss of heading information (red-X’ed heading) can be caused by sustained (greater than 7seconds) in-flight operation with true airspeed less than 40 knots and GPS ground speed less than 30 knots. Additionally, it is also possible that the preceding condition ca… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1358 Rev A: Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) Pathways Boxes May Be Depicted Incorrectly

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G900X, G950, and G1000 Integrated Flight Deck systemsusing GDU software v13.00 through 13.04, and G2000/G3000/G5000 Integrated Flight Deck systems using GDU software v2.10 through 3.17. ISSUE SVT Pathways boxes may be depicted at an altitude other than the selected altitude. PILOT ACTION Garmin recommends the pilot disable the display of SVT Pathways if pathways boxes are depicted at analt… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1352 Rev A: Incorrect Course During Turn Transition

2 December 2013

Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G900X, G950, and G1000 productsw/GDU sw 7.0X - 12.1X G2000, G3000, and G5000 products w/GDU sw 2.00 GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 w/sw prior to 5.0 All GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W units DESCRIPTION The course deviation indicator (CDI) may deflect in the wrong direction (away from the desired track) while making a course change between two intersecting legs of an active flight plan. … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1348 Rev A: Approaches Loaded With a Vector Transition

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G900X, G950, and G1000 products with GDU software 11.10 through 13.XX and all G2000, G3000, and G5000 products with GDU software versions prior to 4.00 are affected by this advisory. DESCRIPTION When using a vector transition with the approaches listed below, approach waypoints are not properly loaded or displayed in the flight plan. Affected approaches: CYSB, VOR/DME 12 (Sudbury, Ontar… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1344 Rev B: LPV and LNAV/VNAV Approach Full Scale Deflection

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All SBAS (WAAS) enabled GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, GNS 530W, GTN 625, GTN 635, GTN 650, GTN 725, GTN 750, Cirrus Perspective®, Embraer Prodigy™, G1000, G2000, G3000, G5000, G900X, G950 products are affected by this advisory. DESCRIPTION CDI (Course Deviation Indicator)/HSI (Horizontal Situation Indicator) scaling on a limited number of LPV and LNAV/VNAV approaches are incorrect. Vertical guidance is not affected by this i… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1336 Rev A: G1000-equipped King Air Temporary Heading Failure

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS G1000 Integrated Flight Deck Systems installed in Beechcraft King Air models are affected. DESCRIPTION Through the investigation of temporary heading failure incidents, Garmin has discovered a prominent tendency for the gradual magnetization of aircraft structural components to occur proximate to the GMU 44 magnetometer mounting location in G1000-equipped King Air aircraft. This magnetization is caused by the inappropriate accumulation… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1328 Rev A: FIS-B NEXRAD Weather Reception and Display

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS Garmin ADS-B receivers connected to Garmin GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 systems and GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W Units. DESCRIPTION FIS-B weather data reception requires line-of-sight communication between the receiver and the ADS-B ground station. Incomplete Regional and/or CONUS NEXRAD imagery displayed on the MAP and FIS-B Weather Pages of the affected products is an indicator of poor FIS-B reception. AF… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1312 Rev A: GTN 750, GTN 635, and GTN 650 COM Remote Channel Select

2 December 2013

DESCRIPTION During normal operation, if the COM Remote Tune Up or Tune Down are pressed, the GTN will cyclethrough the list of User COM Frequencies. If the COM Remote Tune Up or Tune Down are pressed while here are no User COM Frequencies saved on the GTN, the GTN loses communication with the COMboard until power is cycled to the main board or a User COM Frequency is saved. When the GTN enters this state, the GTN can no longer tune or flip/flop COM freque… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1309 Rev B: Verify displayed heading is not noticeably drifting prior to takeoff

2 December 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS Garmin G1000, G1000H, G950, G900X, G500, G500H, G600, Cirrus Perspective™, and Embraer Prodigy® Integrated Flight Deck Systems equipped with GRS 77/GRS 77H AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference System). DESCRIPTION Garmin has received a very limited number of reports of a temporary loss of heading and attitude (provided by the AHRS) displayed in the products noted above. There are two possible causes. Moving the aircraft on the ground (… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1308 Rev A: GNS 480 (CNX80) Units with Software Version 2.1 and Aviation Database 1302

27 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GNS 480 (CNX80) Units with Software Version 2.1. DESCRIPTION The latest Aviation Database (1302) includes LP* approaches for the first time. While GNS 480 (CNX 80)Software Version 2.3 supports LP approaches, Software Version 2.1 does not. For customers with Software Version 2.1, LP approaches will appear as LPV approaches and will beselectable. If selected, the unit will annunciate “LPV” in amber while on the approach; however, onemi… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1208 Rev A: GTN 725/GTN 750, GMX 200 and MX20 Units’ Own-ship Depiction on Charts Page

27 November 2013

PRODUCTS AFFECTED GTN 7XX Units with Main Software Version 2.00 and Jeppesen Chartview GMX 200 Units with Main Software Version 2.13 or earlier, and Jeppesen Chartview MX20 Units (all Main software versions) and Jeppesen Chartview DESCRIPTION Many charts include a “not to scale” or an “off scale” area depicted on chart overlays by either a solidblack or segmented black line. Anything depicted in the “not to scale” or “off scale” area of the chart is not… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1227 Rev A: GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Utilities Pages

27 November 2013

DESCRIPTION The GTN erroneously accepts blank data entry fields for calculating information displayed on theDALT/TAS/Winds Utility Page. To ensure proper information is calculated: all data must be entered on the page and calculations must be verified as reasonable, prior to use. Flight plans with certain leg types, normally included in approaches, can result in erroneous informationon the Fuel Planning Utility Page. There are rare cases when certain app… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1226 Rev A: SafeTaxi® Requires AFM/AFMS Limitation

27 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS Installations of G500, G500H, G600, G900X, G950, G1000, G1000H, Cirrus Perspective™, Embraer Prodigy® Systems and GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 and GMX 200 units that do not already include the limitation required below (or its equivalent), are affected by this advisory. DESCRIPTION This advisory provides notice of an operating limitation associated with the use of SafeTaxi®. There is no installation or enablement needed. … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1223 Rev A: Dual Transponder Operation

27 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This advisory is applicable to all GTX 328 and GTX 330(D) transponders installed in dual-transponder configurations. PURPOSE Changing the squawk code or Flight ID on a transponder sends a change notification to Air Traffic Control (ATC), notifying them of the changed squawk code or Flight ID. This only occurs when the transponder is in an active mode (e.g. ON, ALT, or GND) and will not occur if the transponder is in STBY mode. In du… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1224 Rev A: fly.garmin.com

27 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This advisory is applicable to all fly.garmin.com users with an Apple® computer. DESCRIPTION Apple computer operating software Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8) is not compatible with Garmin aviation database downloads through fly.garmin.com. RESOLUTION Garmin is diligently working with Apple® to resolve this issue. Download 1224… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1222 Rev A: Flight Data Logging Parameters

27 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This advisory is applicable to the Garmin G1000 Pilot’s Guide for Cessna Citation Mustang (190-00494-03, Rev A) and the Garmin G1000 Pilot’s Guide for Cessna Citation Mustang (190-00494-04, Rev A), written for G1000 System Software Versions 0435.20 and 0435.23. DESCRIPTION The G1000 does not log the following flight data parameters: ITT N1% N2% The Garmin G1000 Pilot’s Guide for Cessna Citation Mustang (190-00494-03, Rev A) an… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1215 Rev A: GIA 63W, GTN 650/750, GNS 400W/500W Series, and GNS 480 ADS-B Compliance Issue

27 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GIA 63W, GTN 650/GTN 750, GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W, and GNS 480 Navigation Systems are affected. DESCRIPTION 14 CFR § 91.227 and FAA Advisory Circular AC20-165 include new navigation accuracy and integrity requirements applicable to the approved position source for certification of rule-compliant ADS-B/Out system installations. GIA 63W, GTN 650/750, GNS 400W/500W Series and GNS 480 Navigation Systems do not curr… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1211 Rev A: GMA 35/GMA 350 Audio Panel connected to a KFC 150 Autopilot

26 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This advisory is applicable to all GMA 35/350 units connected to a KFC 150. DESCRIPTION The GMA 35/350 can cause the KFC 150 to receive a false middle marker input, potentially resulting in irregular glideslope capture. RESOLUTION This issue will be corrected in a future software release. For an immediate solution, contact your local Garmin dealer for implementation of Installation Bulletin 1213. Download 1211… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1156 Rev A: Potential GRS 77 and GRS 77H reset

26 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS This issue affects all G500/G500H/G600 systems, and all G900X, G950, G1000, G1000H, Cirrus Perspective™, and Embraer Prodigy® Integrated Flight Deck Systems with GRS 77 software versions 2.10 through 3.02 and GRS 77H software version 3.50. DESCRIPTION The GRS 77/77H may reset during sustained bank turns. The conditions that may initiate this reset occur when operating in regions where the earth’s magnetic field vector is close to verti… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1138 Rev A: GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Units and ‘Data Source’ Error Messages

26 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 6XX/7XX Units with Main Software Version 2.00. DESCRIPTION When the GTN inputs are configured for certain traffic or altitude formats, one or both of the followingmessages may be displayed: ‘DATA SOURCE - Heading source inoperative or connection to GTN lost’ ‘DATA SOURCE – Pressure altitude source inoperative or connection to GTN lost’ This message will persist throughout the power cycle. Once viewed, it stops blinking. For a… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1155 Rev A: GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Units and Approaches with Holds/Course Reversals at the Initial Approach Fix

26 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 6XX/7XX Units with Main Software Version 2.00. DESCRIPTION When flying an approach multiple times with a Hold/Course Reversal at the Initial Approach Fix (IAF), theHold/Course Reversal may not be properly re-inserted into the flight plan on the second and subsequent uses of the approach. PILOT ACTION Until updated software is installed: When flying the same approach multiple times, always remove theapproach on the Flight Plan Pa… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1146 Rev A: GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W Units and Stormscope® Display Issue

26 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GNS 400W/500W Series Units with Software Version 3.00 or later installed with a Stormscope Lightning Detection Unit. DESCRIPTION Stormscope lightning strike data may not be displayed at the correct bearing on the GNS Lightning Pageunder certain conditions. When the GNS unit does not have a heading source, Orientation Method at the top center of the screenindicates “TRK” and groundspeed is greater than 2 MPH, the position of the light… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1141 Rev A: Garmin SBAS-capable receivers may experience loss of LPV or LNAV/VNAV capability due to incoherent EGNOS satellite GEO ranging data

25 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS G1000, G1000H, G950, G900X, G500, G500H, G600, Cirrus Perspective™, and Embraer Prodigy® integrated flight deck systems, GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, GNS 530W, GNS 480 (CNX80), and GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 navigation systems using EGNOS to conduct satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) required terminal operations are affected. PURPOSE Refer to EASA Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) No. 2011-24. EGNOS sat… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1139 Rev A: G600/G500/G500H Systems Auto-Slewing

25 November 2013

PRODUCTS AFFECTED G600/G500/G500H Systems with GDU 620 Software Version 6.00 or earlier. DESCRIPTION The HSI course pointer auto-slew feature does not automatically select the final approach course for certain approaches. (Refer to the appropriate Pilot’s Guide for a detailed description of the auto-slew feature.) For affected approaches, the HSI course pointer will remain at the previously selected VLOC course; the pilot must manually select the final… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1135 Rev A: Incorrect Depiction of NEXRAD Data

25 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Cirrus Perspective with GDL 69/GDL 69A software version 4.00 are affected. DESCRIPTION Garmin has become aware of a condition that may result in areas withoutNEXRAD coverage to appear as areas with no radar returns. Additionally, returndata may not always be removed from the display after it has expired. This condition is identified by each of the following conditions (refer to Figure 1): Areas without NEXRAD coverage (normally… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1137 Rev A: GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Units Installed with Dual GTX 32 Transponders

25 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 6XX/7XX Units with Main Software Version 2.00 installed with dual GTX 32 transponders. DESCRIPTION When the GTN 6XX/7XX unit is installed with dual GTX 32 transponders the GTN will erroneously displaythe following message: “TRANSPONDER – Transponder 1 and 2 Mode S addresses do not match” This message does not affect the operation of the GTN 6XX/7XX or the GTX 32 transponders. In dual GTX 33 Mode S transponder installations (the… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1014 Rev A: G500 and G600 Systems PFD WPT Identifier

25 November 2013

PRODUCTS AFFECTED All G500 and G600 Systems interfaced with: GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W Units with Software Version 4.00 or earlier, or GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 Units with Software Version 2.00 DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified an issue with data displayed in the WPT field, located on the upper left of the PFD.In certain cases, the WPT Identifier may incorrectly display the previous waypoint rather than the curren… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1029 Rev D: EGNOS Activation

25 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems with TSO/ETSO approval that have satellitebasedaugmentation system (SBAS) capability, GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, GNS 530W, and GNS 480(CNX80) navigation systems are affected. PURPOSE The European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) officially declared the start of theEuropean Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) Safety-of-Life (SoL)service on March 2, 2011. DESCRIPTION … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1129 Rev A: Momentary loss of GRS 77/GRS 77H and GDC 74A/GDC 74B/GDC 74H functions

25 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GRS 77/77H Attitude Heading and Reference System (AHRS) and/or GDC 74A/74B/74H Air Data Computer units as installed with Garmin Integrated Flight Decks (G1000, G1000H, G950, G900X, G500, G500H, G600, Cirrus Perspective™, and Embraer Prodigy®) with the following software versions are affected: GRS 77 (fixed wing) 3.01 or earlier GRS 77H (rotary wing) 3.51 or earlier GDC 74A/74B/74H 3.07 or earlier This condition has existed in these… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1123 Rev A: GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 750 Units and COM Transmit Audio Issue

25 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GTN 635, 650, and 750 Units with Com software version 2.00. DESCRIPTION When interfaced with certain Apollo, PS Engineering, and Bendix/King Audio Panels, the GTN Com radiotransmitted audio volume has been reported as low but still audible both to the pilot (sidetone audio) andto the listener (ATC, other aircraft, etc.) of the radio transmission. This low volume persists for about 3.5seconds after the push-to-talk key is pressed; after… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1121 Rev A: Flight Plan Depiction on MX20/GMX200 Units when interfaced with GTN 625/GTN 635/GTN 650/GTN 725/GTN 750 navigators utilizing software version 2.00

25 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS MX20 and GMX200 Units that are interfaced to GTN 6XX/7XX navigators for the display of flight plan information on the map. DESCRIPTION “Course From Fix To Manual Termination” Flight Plan Legs (FM Legs) received from a GTN 6XX/7XX navigator may not be displayed correctly on the MX20 and GMX200 maps. FM Legs are utilized on certain segments of approach, departure, and arrival procedures. FM Legs in a procedure are typically used to fly … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1118 Rev A: Momentary failure indications (Red-X) can occur when sorting stored flight plans

25 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus Perspective®, and Embraer Prodigy™ systems with GDU Software version 12.00 and all prior versions are affected. DESCRIPTION Using the ‘Sort By Comment’ function on the Flight Plan Catalog Page Menu may cause Red-X failure indications (Figure 1) to appear momentarily in some data field(s), including primary flight data fields, on the PFD(s)/MFD. The auto pilot may disconnect or cause pitch changes t… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1107 Rev A: Anomalies in Greenland Terrain Data May Inhibit Operational Capability

22 November 2013

GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, GNS 530W,GPS 400, GNC 420, GNS 430, GPS 500, GNS 530,GPSMAP 296, GPSMAP396, GPSMAP495, GPSMAP496, GPSMAP695, GPSMAP696, aera, G3X, G300, G500, G500H, G600, G1000, G900X, G950, Cirrus Perspective™, and Embraer Prodigy™ systemsthat use a Terrain Database. DESCRIPTION Areas of poor terrain data quality in Greenland (as described in Terrain Data Alert datedMarch 01, 2011) may adversely affect the TAWS/Terrain Alerting,… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1103 Rev A: GTS 800/GTS 820/GTS 850 Software Failure

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GTS 8XX traffic advisory systems operating with software versions 2.00 or 2.01. DESCRIPTION An issue has been identified in GTS software versions 2.00 and 2.01. Certain trafficconditions will cause the GTS 8XX to indicate a failure of the traffic advisory system. This condition is resolved upon the next power cycle of the GTS 8XX. PILOT ACTION The effect of this software issue is a clearly annunciated failure of the traffic adv… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1101 Rev A: GDL 69/GDL 69A TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) Reporting Issue

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GDL 69/69A Units with software version 3.40 or earlier that are interfaced with any of the following: G1000, G900X, G950, Perspective™, or Prodigy™ Integrated Flight Decks with GDU software version 9.10 or later, MX20, GMX 200, G600/G500 Systems, GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W Units. DESCRIPTION Under certain conditions (depending on the geometric shape of the TFR), the GDL 69/69A software version 3.40 or earlier may omi… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1051 Rev A: 2010 IGRF (International Geomagnetic Reference Field) Magnetic Field Model

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin Integrated Flight Decks (G1000/Cirrus Perspective/Embraer Prodigy/G900X/G950) with GDU software versions 6.00 and higher and all G500/G600 systems are affected. The Garmin Integrated Flight Deck GDU software version can be found on the AUX-Systems Status Page. DESCRIPTION The 2010 IGRF Magnetic Field Model is now available to update as part of navigation database cycle 1013 (and subsequent database cycles). RESOLUTION … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1047 Rev A: LNAV/VNAV and LNAV+V Full Scale Deflection

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All SBAS (WAAS) enabled Garmin Integrated Flight Decks (G1000/Cirrus Perspective/ Embraer Prodigy/G900X/G950), GPS 400WGNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W, and SBAS (WAAS) enabled GNS 480/CNX80 units are affected. DESCRIPTION CDI (Course Deviation Indicator)/HSI (Horizontal Situation Indicator) scaling on a limited number of LNAV/VNAV, and LNAV+V approaches is incorrect. LPV approaches and LNAV approaches without advisory (+V) vertic… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1042 Rev A: King Air C90 GFC 700 Localizer Tracking

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin Integrated Flight Deck Systems with GFC 700 installed in Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90 with G1000 System Software Version 0636.02 and earlier versions are affected. DESCRIPTION G1000-equipped King Air C90 may present undesirable autopilot behavior when flying coupled ILS or Localizer approaches to runways shorter than 6000 feet. Under these conditions, the autopilot may track the Localizer while turning the aircraft left … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1041 Rev A: GDL 69/GDL 69A NEXRAD Weather Reporting Issue

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GDL 69/69A Units with software version 3.30 or 3.40 that are interfaced with any of the following: G1000, G900X, G950, Perspective™, or Prodigy™ Integrated Flight Decks with GDU software version9.10 or later or GNS 400W/500W Series units with software version 3.30 or later. DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified an issue with GDL 69/69A software version 3.30 which may cause out of serviceNEXRAD radar sites to not be displayed as such; in… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1028 Rev A: GDL 90 Installations and Amended Federal Regulation § 91.217 for ADS-B Out

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS Excluding the G1000; all GDL 90 installations under STC SA02217AK and STC SR0186LA. PURPOSE This purpose of this advisory is to call attention to the upcoming amendment to Federal Regulation §92.217 (b): Effective August 11, 2010, it has been amended to require that the transponder and ADS-B Out equipment utilize the same altitude source. RESOLUTION Garmin recommends that GDL 90 installations are inspected for compliance with the r… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1021 Rev A: Configuration Modules With Jackscrew-Type Backshells

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS G500, G600, G500H, GPS 400, GNC 420, GNS 430, GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500, GNS 530, GPS 500W, GNS 530W, GMX 200,G500H,G300, G3X,GTS 800, GTS 820, GTS 850,GDC 74H,GDU 370, GDU 375, GSU 73 DESCRIPTION Excess epoxy may be present in the connector of configuration modules with jackscrew-type backshells shipped prior to May 2010. The epoxy can prevent the configuration module harness from seating correctly and may result in a poor… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 1026 Rev A: G3X GSU Software Version 2.13

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All G3X systems with GSU software versions prior to 2.13 are affected. DESCRIPTION Garmin has become aware of an issue regarding G3X GSU 73 software versions prior to 2.13 that may result in incorrect AHRS operation when the pitch/roll offset is greater than zero degrees. PILOT ACTION Do not fly while relying on the affected products until the procedures below have been completed. RESOLUTION Refer to www.garmin.com for the late… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0940 Rev B: Software Update Required for GNS 480 (CNX80)

22 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GNS 480 (CNX80) units with Software Version 2.0 or earlier are affected. PURPOSE The purpose of this advisory is to describe the need to upgrade GNS 480 (CNX80) units with SoftwareVersion 2.0 or earlier to Software Version 2.3. DESCRIPTION Each time the GNS 480 (CNX80) is powered up, the unit loads the database from the datacard to itsinternal memory. Units with Software Version 2.1 or later allocate 30 MB of internal memory f… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0941 Rev A: Erroneous ‘GWX SERVICE’ Message may be displayed

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G900X, G1000, and Embraer Prodigy™ systems with a GWX 68 installed and operating with GDU software version 9.05 or any prior version are affected. DESCRIPTION For all Affected Products, if the GWX 68 is not receiving valid AHRS data, the GDU displays the erroneous message ‘GWX SERVICE – GWX needs service. Return unit for repair’. This condition may briefly occur during power-up or anytime that AHRS data is flagged invalid … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0944 Rev A: SVT Pathways may be displayed at a higher altitude than expected

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All WAAS-equipped Garmin G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus Perspective®, and Embraer Prodigy™ systems with GDU software versions 9.01 through 10.00 and SVT Pathways installed are affected. DESCRIPTION The SVT Pathways function may be affected by an approach downgrade from a GPS/WAAS approach with vertical guidance (LPV, LNAV/VNAV, or LNAV +V) to a GPS/WAAS approach with lateral-only GPS guidance (LNAV). A GPS approach with vertical guidance… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0933 Rev A: System may select NAV2 as navigation source during approach

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS Embraer Prodigy™ and all Garmin G1000 systems using a dual PFD/single MFD configuration, and operating with GDU System Software prior to v11.10 are affected. DESCRIPTION If the CDI Synchronization function is enabled, the system may select NAV2 as the navigation source for the CDI when automatically switching from GPS to LOC during a localizer or ILS approach. AFFECTED PRODUCTS Embraer Prodigy™ and all Garmin G1000 systems using a… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0922 Rev A: VOR or LOC/ILS Approaches

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G1000, Perspective™, Prodigy™ Integrated Flight Decks installed with a Garmin GFC 700 are affected. DESCRIPTION Changes to navigation frequencies that occur between navigation database cycle distributions may cause a mismatch between the automatically tuned VOR/LOC/ILS frequency and the frequency shown on the approach chart or applicable NOTAM. In these cases, the mismatched (incorrect) automatically tuned frequency may ca… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0929 Rev A: Momentary failure indications (Red-X) can occur when deleting stored data

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus Perspective®, and Embraer Prodigy™ systems with GDU Software version 9.14 and all prior versions, are affected. DESCRIPTION Using the ‘Delete All’ menu option to delete all flight plans or all user waypoints may cause Red-X failure indications (Figure 1) to appear momentarily in any data field(s), including primary flight data fields, on the PFD(s)/MFD. The auto pilot may disconnect during this c… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0912 Rev A: SBAS Operations in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Regions

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G1000, G900X, G950, Perspective™, Prodigy™ Integrated Avionics Systems, GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, GNS 530W,and GNS 480 (CNX80) units with WAAS are affected. DESCRIPTION The purpose of this advisory is to explain how large Estimated Position Uncertainty (EPU) values mightbe displayed by the equipment when there are no associated flags or loss of integrity annunciations displayed. The affected Garmin navigatio… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0914 Rev A: Possible temporary loss of heading/attitude information in Garmin Integrated Flight Deck and G600 Systems following extended power-on stall maneuvers

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G600, G900X, G950, G1000, Cirrus Perspective®, and Embraer Prodigy™ systems using GRS 77 Software version 2.12 and previous versions are affected. DESCRIPTION Temporary loss of heading information (red-X’ed heading) can be caused by sustained (greater than 7 seconds) in-flight operation with true airspeed less than 40 knots and GPS ground speed less than 30 knots. Additionally, it is also possible that the preceding condit… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0915 Rev A: Navigation suspending during non-precision approaches

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin G1000, G900X, G950, Perspective®, and Prodigy™ Integrated Avionics Systems with GDU software version 7.0 or later and all GPS 400W, GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, and GNS 530WNavigation Systems are affected. DESCRIPTION This Service Advisory is intended to clarify operation of Garmin’s GPS navigation systems with regard to certain non-precision approach procedures. To enable the system to provide approach guidance to the en… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0910 Rev A: Possible AFCS (Automatic Flight Control System) failure in Garmin Integrated Flight Deck Systems using GIA SW v5.80 and v5.81

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GFC 700 equipped Garmin IntegratedFlight Deck Systems using GIA 63W (WAAS)Software v5.80 and v5.81 are affected. Integrated Flight Desk Systems using non WAAS GIA 63 units are not affected by this service advisory. DESCRIPTION During power-up of Garmin Integrated Flight Deck Systems using GIA 63W SW v5.80 or v5.81, a GIA initialization issue may cause the AFCS to fail on start-up, or to fail when the AFCS is switched to the altern… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0906 Rev A: GPS 400W/GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GPS 500W, and GNS 530W Unit Connection to Honeywell EFS 40/50 Systems with SG 465 Symbol Generator Software Modification 15/01

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All models of the GNS 400W/500W series connected to Bendix/King EFS 40/50 systems. DESCRIPTION The advent of WAAS capability with GNS 400W/500W Series Units created a compatibility problem withHoneywell EFS 40/50 Systems, as these systems were not able to correctly display WAAS VerticalDeviation. Garmin compensated for this by the addition of the “GAMA 429 Bendix/King” output format, which became available with the 400W/500W software… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0908 Rev A: Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems may display a DME failure indication (Red-X) upon power-up if the Honeywell KN63 DME is not receiving a valid DME signal

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems with GDU Software v8.20 through v9.01 (inclusive) and equipped with the Honeywell KN63 DME are affected. DESCRIPTION Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems with GDU Software v8.20 through v9.01 and equipped with the Honeywell KN63 DME may display a Red-X in the DME Information Window and the DME TUNING Window upon power-up if the Honeywell KN63 DME is not receiving a valid DME signal. The Red-… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0904 Rev A: Cold climate conditions may cause SVT Pathways to intercept the glidepath at a higher altitude than the published altitude

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems with GDU Software v9.00 through v9.13 and Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) installed are affected. ISSUE A condition has been identified whereby the Pathways feature of Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) may depict the leg immediately preceding glidepath interception at an altitude higher than is published for an approach. The term ‘glidepath’ in this document refers to either an ILS glideslo… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0851 Rev A: GMX 200 Display Color Shift

21 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GMX200 Series Units DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified an issue with the operation of GMX 200 Units: When the display backlighting is set to the maximum level and the GMX 200 is operating in hightemperatures there may be a noticeable color shift to some of the colors displayed on the unit. If achange in colors does occur, reducing the backlight intensity will resolve the issue. RESOLUTION To reduce the backlight intensity, pre… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0840 Rev A: Flybuddy GPS and Model 2001/2101D GPS Systems Firmware Upgrade

20 November 2013

PURPOSE This service advisory explains the firmware upgrade for Flybuddy GPS systems, Model 2001 GPSsystems, and Model 2001 and 2001D systems with the 2020 Remote GPS Sensor. It also explains the procedure for returning affected units to Garmin AT for the firmware upgrade. DESCRIPTION The almanac data stored in the receiver has reached the end of the programmed GPS week. This hasresulted in an interruption of service or degradation of the operation of… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0841 Rev A: GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W VNAV Advisories

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All 400W / 500W Series Units with software Version 3.11 or earlier DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified an issue with the operation of 400W / 500W Series Units and VNAV guidance: When the operator performs a “direct-to” operation to one of the waypoints in the active flight plan and then sets up a vertical navigation profile (VNAV) to any point in the flight plan, the unit may not generate VNAV guidance or it may generate inaccurate … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0837 Rev A: G600 NAV/ILS Glideslope Display and GPS signal

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All G600 units are affected DESCRIPTION In GDU 620 version 2.01 software, ILS glideslope information will only be displayed if the GDU 620 has valid GPS position information. On the PFD, glideslope information is displayed immediately to the left of the VSI indicator, as shown below. The display of localizer information is not affected. RESOLUTION A future software version will address this issue where the GDU 620 will not require… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0806 Rev C: G1000 Transponder Flight Identification Operation

20 November 2013

Garmin has identified an issue that is infrequently encountered when entering or changing a G1000 Transponder Flight Identification (ID) number using the Primary Flight Display (PFD) entry method. This issue may cause the following to appear on the PFD: A red “X” (failure indication) on the Transponder Data Box A “XPDR Config Service” message in the Message Box AFFECTED PRODUCTS G1000 installations with GDU software versions prior to 9.02 configu… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0838 Rev A: GPS/WAAS Loss of Reception in Alaska, Northwest Canada, and Eastern Russia

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All G1000, Cirrus Perspective, G900X, GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W and GNS 480 (CNX80) units with GPS/WAAS are affected. DESCRIPTION It has been reported to Garmin that operators using Garmin GPS/WAAS equipped units have beenexperiencing GPS/WAAS receiver resets, resulting in a temporary loss of navigation. The problem may occur only during certain satellite conditions and only in latitudes north of 60°N that include … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0828 Rev A: GNS 480 (CNX80) Fuel Low Alert

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GNS 480 units that interface with a Fuel Air Data Computer (FADC) are affected. DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified a need to clarify the functionality of the GNS 480 “Fuel Low” Alert. When interfaced with a FADC, the GNS 480 may be configured to alert the pilot that the fuel supply isnearing empty by displaying a “Fuel Low” message. The message uses a timer that is configured in the“Fuel Low Msg” field. In the example shown, the … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0826 Rev B: Traffic Symbols on GDU Displays with SVT (Synthetic Vision Technology) may appear to be cropped

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems with Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) installed are affected by the potential display of cropped traffic symbols. Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems with GDU Software v9.00 to v9.02 with SVT installed are affected by the potential for traffic displayed by SVT to be affected by differences in barometric altitude vs. GPS altitude. ISSUE Garmin’s Integrated Flight Deck Systems with SVT featu… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0829 Rev A: During approach at some specified airports, the SVT runway will appear higher or lower than the actual runway

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems with GDU Software v9.00 to v9.03 and Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) installed are affected. ISSUE During an approach to an airport where field elevation is significantly different than the runway elevation, the SVT runway on the PFD will be depicted higher or lower than the actual runway. DESCRIPTION SVT runways are depicted on the PFD at field elevation. Some runways (listed in Table 1… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0835 Rev A: GPS Week Rollover in Flybuddy GPS and Model 2001/2101 GPS Systems

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Model 819 and Model 820 Flybuddy GPS units and all TSO-C115b Model 2001/2101 Systems withGPS sensors are affected. Model 2001/2101 Systems with TSO-C129 GPS sensors are not affected. ISSUE Users of the Garmin AT legacy Model 819, Model 820 Flybuddy GPS, and TSO-C115b Model 2001/2101 Systems with GPS sensors have been experiencing degraded operation since Sunday, August 17, 2008. DESCRIPTION The almanac data stored in the rece… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0831 Rev A: Automatic Approach Course Selection

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All Garmin Integrated Flight Deck systems with GDU software versions 9.00 and 9.01. ISSUE Garmin has discovered an issue that may cause the system to select and display an incorrect course indication when activating an instrument approach procedure. DESCRIPTION An issue with decoding Morse identifier transmissions from ground-based navigation aids primarily outside the United States can interfere with the automatic approach course … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0825 Rev A: LPV and LNAV/VNAV Approaches With Three-Character Airport Identifiers

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All G1000, Cirrus Perspective, G900X, G950, G600, and GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W units are affected. The GNS 480 and all non-WAAS GNS 400/GNS 500 Series units are not affected. DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified an issue, whereby all LPV approaches at airports with three-character identifiers function as an LNAV-only approach. Additionally, runways with both LNAV/VNAV and LPV approaches (at airports with three-char… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0817 Rev B: TERRAIN/TERRAIN-SVS (Non-TAWS) Forward Looking Terrain Avoidance (FLTA) Alert Over the Open Ocean/Sea

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All TERRAIN-SVS-equipped (Non-TAWS) G1000/G950/G900X and all TERRAIN-equipped (Non-TAWS) GPS 400W/GNC 420W/GNS 430W/GPS 500W/GNS 530W, and GPSMAP 296/GPSMAP396/GPSMAP495/GPSMAP496 units are affected. Non-WAAS equipped GNS 400/GNS 500 Series units are not affected. DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified an issue concerning the Terrain Database, whereby Forward Looking Terrain Avoidance (FLTA) alerts are not available when flying over the … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0821 Rev A: GMX 200 TERRAIN (Non-TAWS) Function Over the Open Ocean/Sea

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All GMX 200 units with TERRAIN Function enabled are affected. DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified that GMX 200 TERRAIN (Non-TAWS) alerts are not available when flying over the open ocean/sea (specifically any body of water at sea level). The TERRAIN Function operates properly at all other locations. Normally an advisory thumbnail will appear in the upper left corner of the display when terrain within a five mile radius of the aircraft … View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0822 Rev A: Non-WAAS GPS 400/GNC 420/GNS 430/GPS 500/GNS 530 Series COM Receiver Frequency Tuning

20 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS All non-WAAS GNS 400 Series units with main software version 5.03 and all non-WAAS GNS 500 Series units with main software version 6.03 configured for 8.33 kHz COM frequency channel spacing are affected. 8.33 kHz COM frequency channel spacing is only used in Europe and is not approved for use in the United States. DESCRIPTION Garmin has identified an issue, whereby the GNS 400/500 COM receiver may become garbled. IMMEDIATE ACTION R… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0745 Rev A: GNS 430W/GNS 530W Series and G1000 WAAS GPS CDI Scaling

20 November 2013

When flying a WAAS approach with the Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) scale manually set to 0.3 NM, the Vertical Deviation Indicator (VDI) may be unavailable. DESCRIPTION This Service Advisory provides instructions to ensure the VDI is available when appropriate during a WAAS approach. INSTRUCTIONS Refer to your Garmin pilot’s guide or cockpit reference guide for CDI scale adjustment instructions. Verify the CDI scale is set to “Auto” prior to ta… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0726 Rev A: Revised GDL 90 UAT Data Link Sensor Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

20 November 2013

This Service Advisory provides notification that revisions to the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) have been published for the GDL 90 Data Link Sensor. STCs SA02217AK and SR01863LA for the GDL 90 UAT require that Garmin provide notification to installers and customers of revisions to the ICA. DESCRIPTION The periodic maintenance of the GDL 90 UAT must include a check of the pressure altitude source within the previous 24 months. The revise… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 070816-00: Aviation Product Advisory

19 November 2013

AFFECTED PRODUCTS GRS 77 Attitude Heading and Reference System (AHRS) serial numbers 42006310 through 42006821 installed after 1 May 2007. DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE Garmin has identified an internal component that may cause failure of the GRS 77 resulting in the loss of attitude and heading information in G1000-equipped aircraft. This failure condition, should it occur, will be immediately recognizable by the accompanying red ‘x’ that is displayed in the abs… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0701 Rev A: Multiple Initial Approach Fixes in the Transition List

19 November 2013

The G1000 system provides a list of available transitions when loading an instrument procedure to a flight plan. The transition list contains a choice of vectors, published transitions, and initial approach fixes (IAF). In rare cases, the list contains two IAFs with the same identifier. This may occur when two transitions with dissimilar altitudes share a common IAF, but may also result from two transitions which result in different paths taken at the sam… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0617 Rev A: Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)

19 November 2013

Garmin would like to remind pilot’s flying with GDL 69/69A equipped aircraft that TFR’s are advisory in nature only and are not a replacement for a thorough preflight briefing on TFR times and locations. DISPOSITION Always confirm TFR data through official sources and contact your local Flight Service Station for interpretation of TFR data. APPROVAL Information contained in the advisory does not affect the airworthiness of the GDL 69/69A. PRODUCT AFFE… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0616 Rev A: GPS 500 and GNS 530 TAWS Inhibit Mode Functionality

18 November 2013

The Garmin 500 Series TAWS (Terrain Awareness and Warning System) Inhibit Mode operates differently than as documented in the 400/500 Series Garmin Optional Displays Pilot’s Guide Addendum (190-00140-13 Revision G). As stated on page 50 of the 400/500 Series Garmin Optional Displays Pilot’s Guide Addendum “This mode is designed to deactivate PDA/FLTA aural and visual alerts when they are deemed unnecessary by the aircrew”. Garmin 500 Series TAWS units with… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0613 Rev A: GDL 69/GDL 69A XM® Satellite Datalink Storm Cell Tracking Limitation

18 November 2013

Garmin has discovered a condition in software version 3.02 or earlier, whereby, tracking greater than 400 storm cells may cause the GDL 69/69A to stop sending data to the host display. DESCRIPTION A problem has been identified in the GDL 69/69A which will manifest itself when periods of heavyconvective storm cell activity occur. The GDL 69/69A can handle up to 400 storm cells. Duringperiods of unusually heavy activity the total number of storm cells may… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0608 Rev A: Applicability of Service Bulletins 0530 and 0532 appropriate to TERRAIN functionality of GPS 400, GNC 420, GNS 430, GPS 500, and GNS 530 units

18 November 2013

This Service Advisory clarifies the application and intended purpose of Garmin Service Bulletins 0530, Revision B; and 0532, Revision B. Service Bulletins 0530 and 0532 have been revised and released as “B” and include FAA approved sections that describe procedures to modify, as well as to facilitate return-to-service and enable operational use of all Garmin 400 and 500 series units incorporated with TERRAIN functionality. Revision B supersedes all prior r… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0606 Rev A: GDC 74A Pitot Static Test

18 November 2013

Garmin has identified a change to existing G1000 system testing procedures that result in improved and more accurate results when performing a pitot static system test per Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 43 Appendix E on the GDC 74A. RESOLUTION Prior to the start of a pitot static test, allow the GDC 74A to operate for at least 15 minutes. Future revisions of all applicable Garmin G1000 manuals that contain these testing procedures w… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0538 Rev A: GDL 69(A) XM Audio/Data Subscription Service Refresh

18 November 2013

Garmin has discovered a condition whereby XM subscription service data stored in the GDL 69(A) could become lost. Loss of this data will result in a temporary loss of XM services in your aircraft. This condition will be corrected in the next release of GDL 69(A) software. DESCRIPTION This service advisory provides instructions to conduct a monthly “lock” of the XM subscription service information stored in your GDL 69(A) unit. Conducting this routine “l… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0535 Rev A: GMA 1347 Loss of COM and/or NAV audio

18 November 2013

This Service Advisory offers recommendations on how to avoid a loss of COM and/orNAV audio. This is an advisory only. DESCRIPTION A condition has been identified as follows: When both COM 1 and COM 2 (or NAV 1 and NAV 2) are tuned to the same frequency,audio is selected for both, and the volume is adjusted to identical levels, the audiosignals will cancel each other out. This will result in a temporary loss of COM and/orNAV audio for the identically tun… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0534 Rev A: GNS 480 (CNX80) LPV Approach Limit

18 November 2013

There is a limitation in the GNS 480 (CNX80) software version 2.0 that only allows processing of amaximum of 255 LPV approaches. DESCRIPTION Software version 2.0 of the GNS 480 (CNX80) limits the number of LPV approaches in the Aviationdatabase that it can process to 255. Cycle 0510 (effective date 30 Sept 2005) of the Aviation database forthe GNS 480 (CNX80) is the first database to potentially have more than 255 LPV approaches.Therefore, it is necessar… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0520 Rev A: G1000 LRU Software Upload Recommendations

18 November 2013

This Service Advisory offers recommendations on how to correct an incomplete G1000 LineReplaceable Unit (LRU) software upload. DESCRIPTION Software uploads to a G1000 LRU may, on occasion, be incomplete due to an unintendedcanceling of the upload, or a G1000 communication failure taking place during the upload. DISPOSITION It is important to upload only LRU software that has changed. Refer to the G1000 SoftwareUpload Page for software version informati… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0503 Rev A: MX20 and i-Linc Multi-Function Display (MFD) Unit Drawing of Obstructions

18 November 2013

This Service Advisory identifies a problem with the order of the drawing of obstructions on the display. DESCRIPTION Obstructions are drawn in the order they are encountered in the database search. When they appearvery close on the display, one type may overwrite another. When there are multiple obstructions withdifferent heights located near each other and depending on the aircrafts altitude relative to thoseobstructions and the selected display zoom ra… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0501 Rev A: MX20 and i-Linc Multi-Function Display (MFD) Units Equipped With ChartView™

18 November 2013

This Service Advisory identifies a potential problem with automatic chart selection that may occur withMFD units that are connected to a CNX80 or GNS 480. DESCRIPTION Garmin AT has determined that when automatic approach chart selection is enabled on an MFDequipped with ChartView™ and more than one approach of the same type (e.g., GPS) exists for alanding facility, the automatic selection routine can select the wrong approach chart for display. Theincorr… View complete alert.

GIA 63 Inspection

18 November 2013

URGENT NOTICE: G1000 Aircraft Owners and Operators, Aircraft equipped with G1000 systems must be limited to “VFR DAY ONLY” until aninspection is performed as specified below. There are two GIA63 line replaceable units (LRU). P/N 011-00781-00, in each GarminG1000 system found in G1000 equipped aircraft. A possibility exists that somecapacitors within the two GIA63 Integrated Avionics Units may have been installed witha reverse orientation and while unlike… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0407 Rev B: Loss Of Integrity In Fringe WAAS Coverage Areas in CNX80 SW Version 1.X

18 November 2013

This Service Advisory provides information about Loss Of Integrity (LOI) messages when operatingthe CNX80 on the fringes, or outside, of WAAS coverage. DESCRIPTION An increase in Loss of Integrity or insufficient satellite messages may occur when operating on thevery fringes of WAAS coverage. Aircraft operations limited to the continental US will not be affectedand this advisory does not apply. The northern extremes of Canada and Alaska may have marginal… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 0002 Rev A: GPSMAP 295 Safe Battery Installation

18 November 2013

This service advisory is to alert GPSMAP 295 users to the importance of correct battery installation. BATTERY INSTALLATION WARNING It is very important to insert ALL batteries with the proper positive (+) andnegative (-) orientation, as shown on the attached warning and as indicated inthe GPSMAP 295’s battery compartment. DO NOT attempt to arrange batteries based on the orientation of springs in thebattery case. It is important to arrange batteries in a… View complete alert.

Service Advisory 9601 Rev A: GNC 250/GNC 300 Remote Battery Pack Pin-out

18 November 2013

This Service Advisory is to alert the Avionics Installer of documentation errors in the following Installation Manuals: GNC 250 Installation Manual, P/N 190-00067-52, Revision D, Page 39 GNC 300 Installation Manual, P/N 190-00067-02, Revision E, Page 44 These manuals contain errors in the Pin Assignments of the Remote Battery Pack. Download 9601 … View complete alert.