Garmin® Continues To Increase Capability For G1000® King Air Series Aircraft

New Updates for King Air C90, Added Savings on Key Safety Options for 200/300 Series

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced new capabilities and enhanced operational benefits for King
Air C90 aircraft and the availability of the new Platinum Plus upgrade
package for the King Air 200/300 series, which provides substantial
savings on safety enhancing G1000 options. The new King Air C90 update
offers a number of new features and optional equipment upgrades to meet
the demands of owners and operators around the world. The latest update
includes NextGen components such as Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compliance, user-defined holding patterns
and the approval of optional equipment, which expands global operational

“We continue to make a series of investments to ensure King Air pilots
have access to state of the art equipment and features on new and
existing G1000-platforms, which decreases cost of ownership of the
aircraft,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and
marketing. “These key upgrades minimize pilot workload, improve
situational awareness and expand operational benefits, giving owners and
operators even more compelling reasons to upgrade to the G1000
Integrated Flight Deck.”


New enhancements offer owners and operators the opportunity to prepare
for the demands brought on by NextGen. These options ensure aircraft
meet industry requirements while expanding capabilities to allow for
greater flexibility and improved situational awareness. These new
features include:

  • Barometric Vertical Navigation (Baro-VNAV) approach capability
  • ADS-B Out Compliance
  • Area Navigation (RNAV) capability that includes the ability to fly
    procedures with Radius-to-Fix (RF) segments

User-Defined Holds

Pilots now have the flexibility to quickly build user-defined holding
patterns. These holds may be created over an existing fix in the
navigation database or over a user-defined waypoint. Unpublished holds
or those assigned by air traffic control are easily created and
displayed on the multi-function display (MFD), further simplifying the
process of flying a holding pattern.

Search and Rescue (SAR) Options

For operators conducting SAR missions, the G1000 can automatically
generate flight plans for three search patterns: Parallel Line Search,
Expanding Square and Sector Search patterns. SAR is available as an
option and aids in crew situational awareness during these missions by
streamlining the process of entering and managing search patterns.

Industry-Leading Solid State Radar

Available in November as standard equipment, the GWX™ 70 offers
significant improvements in capability, reliability and cost of
ownership, compared to earlier generation magnetron-based weather radar
systems. The GWX 70 encompasses exceptional range and adjustable
scanning profiles with precision target definition for accurate,
real-time weather analysis in the cockpit. Pilot-adjustable horizontal
scan angles of up to 120˚ allows for precise scanning along a route of
flight, while vertical scanning enables pilots to interpret storm tops,
gradients and storm cell development at various altitudes.

Access More Airports, Remote Locations

The optional GRS 7800 Attitude Heading and Reference System (AHRS)
enables free-gyro mode, greatly expanding the authorized area of
operation up to North 84 degrees latitude. With the GRS 7800, operators
increase their global operational capabilities and have access to more
remote locations throughout the world.

Platinum Plus NBAA Promotion for King Air 200/300

The King Air Platinum Plus Package expands upon the existing Platinum
Package to include additional upgrades and optional features. King Air
owners placing an order for the G1000 Integrated Flight Deck by January
24, 2015, may take advantage of substantial savings on safety enhancing
G1000 options, including Garmin’s Electronic Stability and Protection
(Garmin ESP™) system, Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) and Garmin
ChartView™. The electronic monitoring and exceedance-correcting
technology offered by Garmin ESP works to assist the pilot to ensure the
aircraft maintains a safe, flight-stable condition. Garmin ESP functions
independently from the autopilot while the pilot is hand-flying the
aircraft, providing gentle control inputs back towards stable flight
whenever pitch, roll or high-speed deviations exceed the recommended
limits. Coupled go-arounds are also enabled by this technology, which
greatly reduces pilot workload during critical phases of flight. SVT
enhances situational awareness to provide a rich, three-dimensional
depiction of terrain, obstacles, the runway environment and more, while
ChartView gives pilots access to Jeppesen’s extensive library of charts
and airport diagrams. The King Air Platinum Plus promotion is available
for $29,995, offering a savings of over $16,000.

For 200/300 King Air owners and operators, these updates are available
today. For King Air C90 operators, the latest software is anticipated to
be available in November from select Garmin Authorized Dealers as a free
upgrade (installation charges may apply). This upgrade is further
extended to include support for three-bladed propeller King Air C90
aircraft. Owners and operators may contact a Garmin Authorized Dealer
for pricing information. Visit Garmin at the National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, FL, October
21-23, 2014 to discuss King Air G1000 upgrades. For more details
regarding the G1000 upgrade for the King Air series, contact Scott Frye
at 913-440-2412.

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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, [email protected]