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Garmin enhances weight & balance on Pilot app for European users
Graphical weight & balance makes calculations even easier with graphical depictions of the aircraft’s seating and cargo layout. Frequent passengers and cargo can be saved as favourites within the feature.
The latest Garmin Pilot app adds graphical weight & balance and enhancements for European users.

Garmin International has added new features to the Garmin Pilot application for iPad or iPhone mobile devices. The new enhancements include the graphical weight & balance feature which displays a detailed view of the aircraft layout to see where the weight is loaded, in addition to looking at traditional moment/arm charts. Support for the uAvionix Sky Echo 2 has been added and additional documents are now available within the document viewer for European users.

The weight & balance feature now includes a new graphical layout of the aircraft that shows passenger seating, cargo and fuel stations. The graphical depiction allows the pilot to visualise where the weight is located, enabling easier adjustments to ensure they are within the limits of the aircraft. Frequent passengers and cargo can be saved as favourites within the feature, enabling the pilot to quickly add weight to the calculations.

Graphical weight & balance will support existing features. Pilots can sync active flight plan to weight & balance calculations and use the Quick Fuel Set to ensure fuel reserves are planned and accounted for, and load sheets can be exported to dispatchers, crew members or to the FBO for fuel loading instructions.

The uAvionix Sky Echo 2 is now compatible with Garmin Pilot and can display ADS-B traffic targets where available. Additionally, European users can access digital versions of Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs) and VFR manuals within the document viewer.

The newest release of Garmin Pilot on Apple mobile devices, version 11.0, is available immediately. For new customers, it is available in the Apple App Store. Graphical weight & balance requires a Premium Add-on subscription, but the existing weight & balance feature with traditional moment/ arm chart remains available with the standard subscription.

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