Garmin® G1000® Equipped King Air 200/B200 Deliveries Begin in Europe, Garmin awarded EASA Approval

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it has
received the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) validation of the
U.S. STC (supplemental type certificate) for the installation of the
G1000 avionics suite in the King Air 200 and B200.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure customers who upgrade to this
panel have the same leading edge technologies they would find in a jet,
while also enjoying the utility and affordability of their King Air,”
said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “Receiving EASA
validation is an important milestone for Garmin’s G1000 retrofit
program, and we believe it will be a popular avionics upgrade for owners
and operators.”

Installation of the G1000 system dramatically modernizes the King Air’s
panel and meets current European regulatory requirements including 8.33
kHz VHF Communication, VHF Com Immunity from FM radio broadcasts,
B-RNAV, P-RNAV, RVSM, SSR Mode S Elementary Surveillance (ELS), SSR Mode
S Enhanced Surveillance (EHS), ADS –B (Automatic Dependant Surveillance
Broadcast), and TAWS Class B

The G1000 avionics suite integrates all primary flight information,
navigation data, communications, terrain awareness, traffic, weather,
and engine instruments on a large 15-inch multi-function display (MFD)
and two 10.4-inch primary flight displays (PFD). The G1000 installation
on the King Air 200/B200 includes the GFC 700™ three-axis, fully
digital, dual channel, fail passive automatic flight control system
(AFCS). The GFC 700 includes features you would expect in this class of
aircraft such as coupled space based augmentation system (SBAS)
approaches such as LNAV/VNAV, LPV and APV.

The King Air 200/B200 STC also includes approval for Garmin’s synthetic
vision technology (SVT™) that presents a 3D depiction of terrain,
obstacles, traffic and the runway environment on the G1000’s PFD so that
the image replicates what pilots would see outside the cockpit on a
clear day. Land, water and sky are clearly differentiated with shading
and textures that are similar to the topographical colors found on the
MFD moving map. SVT works seamlessly to alert pilots of potential ground
hazards by displaying terrain and obstacles which pose a threat to the
aircraft with appropriate TAWS alert coloring, as well as voice alerts.
SVT also includes pathways (or Highway-In-The-Sky) that are depicted as
3D “flying rectangles” and help pilots stay on course when flying en
route legs, VNAV legs, GPS/WAAS vertical approach procedures, ILS
approach procedures, and arrival and departure procedures. SVT is
available immediately for King Air 200/B200 owners and is an optional

Standard features of the G1000 avionics suite include Class-B terrain
awareness and warning system (TAWS), dual integrated solid-state
attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), and dual integrated
digital air data computers. The King Air 200/B200 STC also includes
Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) support. This will allow
aircraft to fly more optimum profiles, gain fuel savings and increase
airspace capacity. Available as an option is Garmin ChartView™ that
overlays the aircraft’s position on an electronic version of Jeppesen’s
charts and airport diagrams.

Thanks to the G1000’s lightweight and modular design, the King Air
200/B200’s G1000 installation results in a weight savings of
approximately 200 pounds.

King Air owners interested in this panel upgrade should contact an
authorized G1000 retrofit dealer for an installation quote and to place
an order.

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 Switzerland, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
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G1000 are registered trademarks, and ChartView, SVT, and GFC 700 are
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