Garmin® G500H Available Soon on MD 500 Series Helicopters

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that MD
Helicopters, a leading manufacturer of commercial and military
helicopters, has selected the G500H as an optional avionics package for
the MD series helicopters. The G500H, is a certified, all-glass avionics
system designed specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market.

“The G500H is a perfect complement to the MD 500 series,” said Gary
Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “MD Helicopters has been a
great partner and we’re excited to offer their customers an avionics
flight deck that gives pilots the big picture on flight management,
weather, terrain and traffic on a large PFD and MFD.”

The G500H has been optimized for rotorcraft and offers features like
helicopter synthetic vision technology (HSVT™), helicopter-specific
databases with over 7,000 heliports and nearly 30,000 additional
low-altitude obstacles, XM WX Satellite Weather with NEXRAD, and the
ability to display video from a forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera
or other video sources.

The bezel framing the G500H’s primary flight display (PFD) and
multi-function display (MFD) (10”w x 6.7”h) allows for easy installation
into the instrument panel. The G500H system includes a solid state
Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for superior reliability
and accuracy. Garmin’s AHRS features rapid alignment while moving,
including in-flight dynamic restarts.

The G500H also supports Garmin’s helicopter-specific synthetic vision
technology (HSVT™). By adding the optional Garmin HSVT to the G500H, the
PFD will display an “out-the-window” view of the surroundings,
regardless of the weather conditions. HSVT seamlessly blends information
about the rotorcraft’s position with topographic databases to create and
display real-time 3D images. Land, water and sky are clearly
differentiated with shading and textures that are similar to the
topographical colors found on the MFD moving map. HSVT alerts pilots of
potential ground hazards by displaying terrain and obstacles which pose
a threat to the aircraft.

The G500H includes SafeTaxi®, which features detailed diagrams of over
900 airports that assist pilots while maneuvering in the airport
environment. A trial version of Garmin FliteCharts® is included, which
allows pilots to quickly find and view airport diagrams on the MFD.
Pilots may also select the optional ChartView, an electronic version of
Jeppesen’s extensive library of charts and airport diagrams.

MD Helicopters expects first G500H-equipped helicopter deliveries in
third quarter of 2011. Additional information about the G500H or
Garmin’s complete line of helicopter products is available at

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
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin,
SafeTaxi, and FliteCharts are registered trademarks and HSVT is a
trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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