European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been accorded to RUAG Aviation for the installation of Garmin’s GTN 750 advanced touchscreen solution in Piaggio P180 Avanti cockpits.
“This new STC enables Piaggio P180 Avanti operators to benefit from improved safety through heightened situational awareness, as well as improved reliability and added aircraft value,” confirms Stephan Woodtli, General Manager Site Agno, RUAG Aviation.
“Optimised performance is achieved by the installation of a dual Garmin GTN 750 interface, a dual Garmin GTX 33Dtransponder, and state-of-the-art Garmin GWX 70 weather radar.”
The scope of the upgrade made availableby the RUAG Aviation STC solution includes Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV)approaches, Precision-Area Navigation (P-RNAV), Terrain Awareness and Warning System(TAWS), as well as Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Out.
RUAG Aviation will offer this complete STC package and depending on the selected avionics configuration, a downtime of just four to six weeks.
RUAG Aviation will further streamline the process by preparing installation kits and wiring looms in advance. Furthermore, the upgrade can be easily combinedwith heavy maintenance inspections, including C or D checks, or landing gear overhaul.