New Low-Cost Addition to Garmins Radar Altimeter Product Line

This comprehensive radar altimeter solution expands upon Garmin’s high-performance, all digital GRA 5500 radar altimeter GARMIN_GI_205_INDICATORto include the GRA 55, a best-in-class and cost-effective radar altimeter designed specifically for helicopters and general aviation aircraft. The GRA 55 leverages Garmin’s patent-pending digital signal processing technology that works to provide smooth altitude tracking and results in a consistent and highly accurate above ground indication, even in the most challenging environments like rough terrain, tree canopies, sand and choppy water. The solution also includes the new GI 205 stand-alone indicator, designed to pair with the GRA 55, which provides a comprehensive, stand-alone radar altimeter solution. These two new products provide pilots with the confidence of using the highest altitude accuracy and safety standards only previously seen in products for transport and military aircraft, while also helping owners and operators meet recent FAA requirements for radar altimeter equipage in commercial helicopter operations. GARMIN_GRA_55_RADAR_ALTIMETERPatent-pending technology in the GRA 55 incorporates built-in self-test monitors that continuously cross check the data and system integrity, assuring the pilot of an accurate measurement of the height above ground, even over challenging ground conditions.  This technology also provides for a simpler installation, and eliminates the requirement for long lengths of antenna cables that are traditionally required for the installation of radar altimeters. The GI 205 stand-alone indicator features a vibrant OLED display with full 180-degree viewing angle, allowing radar altimeter indications to be seen easily in all types of flight conditions, day or night. Visual and audible alerts are available to ensure all altitude indications are clearly presented in-flight.  Pilot-selectable decision height (DH) is easy to select using a knob, and upon arrival at the DH, a voice callout “minimums, minimums” or traditional audible tone is available.  Adding to situational awareness, an intuitive graphical trend indicator displays vertical velocity information, such that altitude trend can be monitored at a glance and corrections can be made promptly to avoid inadvertent climbs or descents. For Part 135 helicopter operators, the GRA 55 fulfills the radar altimeter equipage requirement recently established by the FAA, and the GRA 55 paired with the GI 205 provides a best-in-class solution to meet these new requirements.  Coupled with the GI 205 stand-alone indicator, operators can incorporate a complete, cost-effective solution radar altimeter solution into their flight decks without the need to purchase an entire flight display system. The GRA 55 is expected to be available in the 2nd quarter of this year for a list price of $6,995. The GRA 55 is compatible with select Garmin integrated flight decks and flight displays, as well as select compatible non-Garmin displays. The GI 205 is anticipated to be available 4th quarter of this year for a list price of $3,995. A complete GRA 55 and GI 205 package, including antennas will be available for an introductory list price of $11,995. For additional details, please contact the sales team.  

Radar Altimeter Pricing

Part number

Description

List Price

K10-00205-00

GRA 55*, GI 205, two S67-2002 antennas, mounting rack, connector kit, config module, USB cable $11,995.00

010-01367-00

GRA 55* $6,300.00

011-02567-00

Mounting Rack $95.00

011-02573-01

Connector Kit, Config Module, USB Cable $600.00

013-02121-00

GI 205 Indicator and Connector Kit $3,995.00

  *When purchased for installation with a G600, G500, or G500H, the third-party radar ARINC 429 enablement, normally $2,395, is provided at no additional charge (010-00769-64 single display install or 010-00769-65 dual display install). Please advise order administration at the time of order.

Antenna Pricing (Two required)

Garmin Part Number

Manufacturer Part Number

List Price

013-00378-00 S67-2002

$995.00

N/A

S67-2002-4

N/A

N/A

S67-2002-12

N/A

N/A

S67-2002-13

N/A

N/A

S67-2002-14

N/A

N/A

S67-2002-18

N/A

N/A

S67-2002-19

N/A

N/A

S67-2002-29

N/A

N/A

S67-2002-45

N/A

  Two required antennas, part number S67-2002, can be purchased directly from Garmin. Other antenna variations listed are compatible but not sold by Garmin. For detailed information on these antennas or to order directly from the manufacturer visit their website, http://www.sensorantennas.com/.