January 6, 2021
ICON adds Garmin G3X Touch to the A5
ICON Aircraft, maker of the ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, is offering the Garmin G3X Touch flight display as a new option on Model Year 2021 ICON A5 Limited Edition aircraft.
The G3X Touch 7-inch flight display, which will become available in early 2021, replaces the Garmin aera 796. The new system, explains ICON, offers advanced features and increased situational awareness while integrating with other Garmin avionics, enabling a 2-axis autopilot as an option on the A5.
“Our owners have put more than 20,000 total hours on their A5s, and one theme we’ve heard from them – in addition to the incredible fun they’re having – is the desire for an upgraded avionics and navigation package,” said Jason Huang, President, ICON Aircraft. “The Garmin G3X Touch takes our commitment to product improvement to the next level, greatly enhancing the adventure flying experience while seamlessly fitting into our intuitively-designed cockpit.”
ICON explains the A5 is the first production aircraft certified by the FAA as Spin Resistant. It also has a full airplane ICON Parachute System (IPS) in case of emergency and an Angle of Attack (AoA) gauge. ICON states the A5 continues to be one of the safest small aircraft ever built with the introduction of the Garmin G3X Touch with Autopilot, which reduces pilot workload and includes a dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode.
The Garmin G3X Touch flight display features a bright, high-resolution screen with infrared touch-control interface. It provides controls for the radios, transponder, and navigation on a single display; and the Garmin GMC 507 control panel for the optional autopilot manages a variety of in-flight modes that significantly decrease workload when activated.
(Photo: ICON Aircraft)