Cirrus Aircraft Announces Garmin® Integrated Flight Deck Selected for SR22-G3

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that Cirrus
Aircraft will offer Cirrus Perspective™, Garmin’s all-glass,
fully-integrated flight deck tailored for the Duluth, Minnesota, based
aircraft manufacturer and its SR22-G3.

“Cirrus and Garmin have worked together since the development of the
first SR20 in the late 1990s when the GNS 430 was selected for the
SR20’s panel, and we are very excited to expand our relationship,” said
Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “Both companies are
equally committed to bringing customers a safe and quality aircraft, and
we are confident Cirrus pilots will enjoy flying with Garmin’s industry
leading, all-glass integrated flight deck.”

“As a pilot, you sit in a cockpit and experience the world in ways
others can only imagine. So naturally, as leaders in technology and
innovation, Cirrus and Garmin sat in the cockpit together and worked to
truly redesign the pilot-airplane interface” said Cirrus CEO Alan
Klapmeier. “Ultimately, with Cirrus Perspective pilots fly smoother,
smarter and safer.”

Cirrus Perspective will be offered as an option on Cirrus SR22-G3
aircraft. All information — from aircraft attitude and air data to
engine instrumentation, weather data link, traffic and terrain — is
integrated and digitally depicted on the 12-inch primary flight display
(PFD) and multi-function display (MFD). Thanks to these large displays,
pilots will be able to see the big picture, which will ultimately help
simplify operation, enhance situational awareness and increase flight

The Cirrus Perspective cockpit includes a “LEVEL (LVL) MODE”, a new
safety feature that may be used in times of high workload when the pilot
needs a few extra moments to flip through charts or read back a
clearance. When engaged, it brings the aircraft to straight and level

In addition, Perspective is the first single engine piston aircraft with
an all-glass Garmin cockpit to utilize dual, solid-state Attitude and
Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) that can align while in motion,
including in-flight dynamic restarts. This turbine aircraft style
architecture provides Cirrus pilots with an extra level of redundancy
and safety.

Perspective cockpits also include seamless integration of Garmin’s GFC
700 automatic flight control system. This standard two-axis autopilot
(three-axis autopilot optional) makes it possible for pilots to maintain
airspeed references and optimize performance over the entire airspeed
envelope. New features of the autopilot system include increased roll
and pitch engagement attitudes.

Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) will also be offered as
standard on the Cirrus Perspective flight deck. SVT presents a 3D
depiction of terrain, obstacles and traffic on the PFD so that the
avionics panel replicates what pilots would see outside the cockpit on a
clear day. SVT includes helpful features like a flight path marker
(displays projected path of the aircraft), Pathways (Garmin’s
implementation of highway-in-the-sky), and unique runway highlighting
and airport signs.

Other Cirrus Perspective system components include, but are not limited

  • Dual integrated radio modules that provide ILS and Class 3 Gamma WAAS
    with the capability to execute LPV approaches; VHF navigation with
    ILS; and VHF communication with 16-watt transceivers and 8.33-kHz
    channel spacing
  • GTX 32 Mode C transponder (GTX 33 Mode S transponder is available as
    an option)
  • Pedestal-mounted, alpha-numeric keypad (GCU 478) that enables the
    pilot to control the avionics’ functionality from a center console
  • Digital audio control system
  • Full reversionary capabilities, allowing all flight-critical data to
    transfer seamlessly to a single display for added safety during flight
  • Garmin SafeTaxi® airport diagrams that simplify operation, enhance
    situational awareness and increase safety when taxiing
  • Garmin FliteCharts® for Terminal Procedures
  • Optional Garmin ChartView® (powered by Jeppesen)

Cirrus expects deliveries of SR22-G3 Perspective-equipped aircraft to
begin in June 2008.

About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group
of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications – most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
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or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin,
SafeTaxi and FliteCharts are registered trademarks, and SVT is a
trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product
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