Garmin® Announces HTAWS Certification for the GNS 430W/530W

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced it has received
the FAA’s Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Helicopter Terrain
Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS). It is available immediately as an
option on newly purchased systems or as a field upgrade for current
owners. When HTAWS is added to the GNS 430W/530W navigators, operators
will receive graphical and audible alerts of potential terrain and
obstacle conflicts along the flight path.

Garmin’s HTAWS has forward looking terrain avoidance (FLTA) capability
with visual and aural advisories to keep pilots informed of hazardous
terrain and obstacles. It incorporates a new five color terrain scale
(red, orange, yellow, green and black), and also gives voice callouts
when descending below 500 feet. Voice callouts operate in all HTAWS
modes, and Garmin’s technology allows the pilot to select multiple
callouts, in one hundred foot intervals, descending from 500 to 100 feet
above ground level (AGL). In addition, Garmin’s HTAWS offers a reduced
protection (RP) mode that allows low-level operations with minimal
alerting while continuing to provide terrain and obstacle protection.

Garmin has incorporated three new helicopter specific databases for
HTAWS. The obstacle database adds nearly 30,000 additional low-altitude
obstacles. The new terrain database has been enhanced to show higher
resolution. The navigation database lets operators navigate to over
7,000 heliports without having to create user waypoints at those

Separately, the FAA has approved helicopter installations of a vertical
helicopter mounting rack for Garmin’s GTS 8xx traffic series products.
This is in addition to the already existing horizontal mounting rack.
Both the horizontal and vertical racks have robust designs that meet the
strict vibration qualifications specifically for helicopter
installations (DO-160F). Therefore, customers have the utmost
flexibility when installing a GTS traffic product because they can
choose between a horizontal or vertical installation.

Garmin’s HTAWS is available immediately for an expected price of $9,995
as a field-upgrade or as an option on new GNS 430W/530W series products.
The vertical helicopter mounting rack for the GTS 8xx traffic series
product is also available immediately. Additional information about
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
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