Photo above by Simon Rainer
On the 2nd of May the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA issued a Major Change Approval to Stemme AG with regards to the installation of the Garmin G3X Avionics including the Garmin Autopilot for its latest model Stemme Grand Tourer S12-G. This paves the way for the delivery of the S12-G which has been presented at AERO Friedrichshafen in 2019. The S12-G remains the only CS22 certified motorglider equipped with a Garmin Glass Cockpit and a Garmin Autopilot.
Two Garmin “G3X Touch” Integrated Flight Display units introduce advanced Primary Flight Display (PFD), Multi- Function Display (MFD) and engine monitoring capability to the Stemme S12-G, improving the pilot’s situational awareness. The 7” touch screens come with built-in Air Data and Attitude Heading and Reference System (ADHRS), Digital Engine Monitoring, Moving Map Navigation and Autopilot control.
“The certification is a great success for Stemme and a reward for the hard work throughout the last years. The S12-G has exceeded our expectations and awarded us with 30 customers waiting on their S12-G” said David Thimm, Head of Marketing, Sales & Service. “9 out of 10 customers decide to go with the Glass cockpit.” Due to the increase in demand for it, Stemme is actively focusing on accelerating the production process within its facilities in Strausberg and Pasewalk.