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Garmin receives Australian approval to expand database
Garmin's increased data scope in Australia is good news for Aussie pilots, who can now access databases within Garmin Pilot as well as in a cost-effective PilotPak bundle on the flyGarmin website.

Garmin International has received CASR 175.C Data Service Provider certification from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), enabling expanded aviation database coverage in Australia. In addition to the integration of Airservices Australia data into the suite of Garmin databases, Garmin Pilot within Australia has also expanded to offer additional data and support connectivity between Apple mobile devices and compatible avionics in the cockpit, including wireless flight plan transfer. Pilots can now take advantage of these new databases in Australia within Garmin Pilot, as well as in a new, cost-effective PilotPak database bundle on the flyGarmin website.

“We're excited to offer our Australian customers new aviation database options and packages, as well as an expanded Garmin Pilot app that provides convenient, wireless connectivity with the avionics in their cockpit,” says VP of aviation sales and marketing Carl Wolf. “In addition to providing our customers with more database options, we're proud of this tremendous accomplishment and extend our appreciation to CASA so we can provide Australian pilots with economical aviation database coverage in a comprehensive package.”

Garmin is offering expanded database options that are new to Australia so customers have access to even more information in-flight. In addition to navigation data, airport directory and terrain database information available today, the new Australian PilotPak adds Garmin FliteCharts, which consists of departure and approach procedures. Approach procedures are geo-referenced, displaying the aircraft location as it relates to the instrument approach. Additionally, SafeTaxi aerodrome diagrams, as well as IFR/VFR charts are available. This includes enroute charts, Visual Navigation Charts, Visual Terminal Charts, World Aeronautical Charts and IFR Terminal Area Charts (TAC). The Australian PilotPak provides database updates for all compatible avionics in a single aircraft and is available immediately for $997 USD.

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