Bell will include a one-year subscription to Garmin® OnePak™ database bundles and the Garmin Pilot™ app as part of each new aircraft purchase.
Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation database information, alleviates the burden of database management by using a mobile device running Garmin Pilot to automatically transfer databases to the aircraft avionics.
“Earlier this year, Bell announced its investment in new avionics suites across our entire commercial portfolio, and this is another step to deliver the most technologically equipped aircraft to our operators,” said Susan Griffin, executive vice president, Commercial Business, Bell.
Garmin Pilot Electronic Flight Bag
“In an effort to continue to add value to the operator and provide the information pilots need to complete their flight requirements, Bell is excited to expand its offering to customers with Garmin’s OnePak database and Garmin Pilot Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution. This program will provide customers an unparalleled and streamlined aircraft ownership experience with straightforward database management.”
Garmin’s OnePak is capable of wirelessly transferring aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app, on an Apple mobile device, to the avionics in the cockpit when using an optional Flight Stream 510 multimedia card. OnePak databases can also be downloaded from the flyGarmin® website. The Garmin OnePak subscription includes Garmin Navigation Database (Heli), Frequency database, Basemap, Airport Directory, Garmin FliteCharts®, IFR enroute charts, VFR sectional charts, Terrain/Obstacles and SafeTaxi®.
In addition, Garmin’s OnePak includes the Garmin Pilot application, which provides electronic flight bag features that seamlessly integrate with the Garmin cockpit. Garmin Pilot includes interactive maps, comprehensive, aviation weather, synthetic vision, documents, flight plan filing and full-featured enroute navigation with FliteCharts and SafeTaxi.
The Garmin OnePak is currently available for all North and South America-based operators.
Garmin - The OnePak annual subscriptions offer significant savings for an aircraft equipped with multiple Garmin products. For one annual price, databases within OnePak subscriptions can be downloaded to multiple Garmin avionics and one qualifying portable in a single aircraft. These databases include the Garmin Navigation Database, AOPA Airport Directory, IFR enroute charts, VFR sectional charts, Obstacles, SafeTaxi, Terrain and Basemap for compatible products. OnePaks are compatible with the following flight decks, flight displays, avionics, and portables:
- GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators
- GNX 375/GPS 175 touchscreen navigators
- GNS 430/530 navigators
- G500/G600/G500H and TXi series glass flight displays
- G1000 NXi, G1000, G2000, G3000 and G5000 integrated flight decks
- G3X, G3X Touch and G900X glass flight displays
- aera 500/660/795/796 GPS portables
- GPSMAP 696/695 GPS portables
OnePak database subscriptions start at $649 and include a Garmin Pilot Premium upgrade.
Wireless updates with Database Concierge
Additionally, for aircraft with GTN 650/750 and GNX 375/GPS 175 series touchscreen navigators or select aircraft equipped with G1000 NXi, our Flight Stream 510 can offer another level of convenience for updating databases. Flight Stream 510 is a small, patented multimedia card enabled with Wi-Fi and BLUETOOTH technology that enables communication between GTN 650/750 and GNX 375/GPS 175 series navigators or G1000 NXi, and two compatible Apple or Android mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. Operators can simply download new databases via Garmin Pilot on a mobile device, then wirelessly upload them directly to the GTN 650/750, GNX 375/GPS 175 or G1000 NXi in the cockpit.