Model AT-33 Glass Cockpit Trainer comprises of real avionics equipment that uses a proven,capable, fully integrated glass cockpit solution.The system comes with everything that is needed to implement a fully integrated avionics suite and dual electronic flight displays. The system serves as a selection hub for available navigation inputs, as well as providing course deviation and vertical descent indicators, plus heading bug and GPS roll steering information. The system can be interfaced with several autopilots.
Leveraging technology from Garmin’s highly successful avionics systems, the Model AT-33 puts a wealth of graphical flight information at the pilot’s fingertips. Design highlights include display of attitude, heading,air data, engine and fuel status; plus situational reference via a detailed moving map display, with position derived by a Class 3 WAAS-certified GPS system. In addition, complete 16 watt VHF comm, VOR/ILS and digital transponder inputs are provided with frequency and code selection controlled by tuning knobs and function keys on the dual LCD cockpit displays.
The Model AT-33 is an integrated glass cockpit package, which is clearly more than a glass replacement for the old-style gyromechanical instruments. By consolidating all primary flight, navigation, radio tuning and engine data with the latest in weather, terrain and traffic alerting inputs, the system provides flight progress monitoring and situational awareness.
This all-digital unit features high-quality sound, plus a unique record/playback function to help ensure accurate readback of ATC clearances. Seamlessly integrating control and display of virtually all avionics and instrument functions, the bright 1024 x 768 pixel flat-panel displays offer brilliant color, wide side-to-side viewing angles, advanced backlighting and crisp readability. As typically configured,two of these 10.4-inch diagonal displays are placed side-by-side on the panel to put all essential flight situation, navigation and sensor data right in front of the pilot. The left hand glass panel contains a Primary Flight Display (or PFD) for attitude, airspeed, climb rate, altitude and course/heading information, while the right hand screen serves as a Multi-Function Display (MFD), providing engine and fuel systems monitoring plus detailed moving-map graphics of the aircraft’s current position in relation to ground features, chart data, NAVAIDS, flight plan routing, and more. On-screen navigation and mapping depictions are supported by a detailed Jeppesen® flight database, which may be easily updated by means of standard front-loading SD data cards.
The map display is designed to interface with a growing array of remote sensors and tracking systems, so pilots can overlay graphical weather, lightning, traffic, terrain and other avoidance system advisories. Sensor functions are selectable, allowing the pilot to add or deselect overlays to “build at will” the map view he or she prefers for any given phase of flight. For MFD navigation, Garmin FliteCharts™ electronic terminal procedures charts and approach plates come pre-loaded on the system. Airways, approaches, departure and arrival routes - FliteCharts™ put the full IFR spectrum at your fingertips. Likewise, on the ground, built-in SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams for over 680 U.S. locations help pilots navigate unfamiliar airfields with confidence - by graphically pinpointing the aircraft’s current location and direction of travel on ramps,taxiways and runways.
For system redundancy, the PFD and MFD screens are designed to enter a reversionary mode should failure or shutdown of either display occur. Fault monitoring and reversion are automatic; however, the pilot can also manually select reversion mode by pressing a dedicated red button on the audio panel.In reversionary mode the remaining operable control/display unit is reconfigured to show the PFD symbology with engine and fuel parameters on the left-hand side of the display.Pop-up windows allow additional mapping,flight plan data or other desired inputs to remain visible on the PFD.