Torrance, CA — FAA approves Garmin’s GTX 335 and 345 Mode S transponders for use in Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters. The newly approved transponders meet impending ADS-B Out regulations without requiring a standalone GPS. Priced at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to meet impending regulations with minimal expense. At $6,300, the GTX 345 goes a step further by adding ADS-B In and Bluetooth capability.

The Garmin GMA 350H audio panel has also been replaced with the new Garmin GMA 350Hc. The GMA 350Hc offers the same technology as the GMA 350H but includes Bluetooth wireless connectivity for mobile and compatible portable devices, allowing wireless distribution of music or telephone audio through the aircraft’s audio panel. The GMA 350Hc is priced at $2,750.

Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.