Cirrus Design has selected Garmin International to replace Trimble as avionics supplier for its newly certificated SR20 light aircraft. The last-minute change was forced when Trimble announced in September that it planned to exit the general aviation avionics market.

Cirrus, based in Duluth, Minnesota, has selected the company's Trimline range of avionics for the SR20, which was certificated in October. The selection of Garmin as replacement supplier follows the company's recent successes in winning contracts to provide avionics for New Piper Aircraft's single-turboprop Meridian and 1999-model Archers and Saratogas.

Centrepiece of the new SR20 panel will be Garmin's dual GNS 430 single-box VHF communication/navigation and global positioning systems, with moving map display. Other equipment includes the GNS 250XL nav/comm, GMA 340 audio panel and GTX 320 transponder. First deliveries are planned for "early 1999".

Source: Flight International