Garmin® Introduces New Cost-Effective ADS-B Solution for General Aviation

New GDL 84 Offers Comprehensive, Unobtrusive ADS-B Solution With Benefits of Traffic and Weather

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GDL 84 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
datalink, which is the latest addition to Garmin’s comprehensive lineup
of certified ADS-B solutions. The GDL 84 provides an all-inclusive,
minimally intrusive solution for aircraft owners looking to satisfy the
requirements of NextGen, while providing the benefits offered by ADS-B
In without the need to significantly modify the panel of the aircraft or
the need for a multifunction display. When the GDL 84 is paired with the
Flight Stream Bluetooth® wireless gateway, pilots gain access
to advanced traffic and subscription-free weather information for
display within Garmin Pilot™ on a mobile device.

“We’ve made the decision simple and beneficial for pilots who are
looking for a cost-effective way to meet the requirements of ADS-B Out
while receiving the benefits of ADS-B In, which does not require a
significant avionics installation,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of
aviation sales and marketing. “Backed by our portfolio of ADS-B
solutions, Garmin offers comprehensive options for each segment of
general aviation. Pilots can depend on us to provide a complete,
feature-rich solution, which meets the requirements of NexGen by
December 31, 2019.”

Industry-First Dual-Link Solution for Certified Aircraft

The GDL 84 provides a rule-compliant ADS-B Out solution for aircraft
operating below 18,000 feet in the U.S., while offering access to
traffic information and subscription-free weather. Innovative dual-link
capability allows the GDL 84 to receive on both the 978 MHz UAT and 1090
MHz frequency bands to provide the most comprehensive display of traffic
information available in the industry.

All-In-One System

Installation is quick and easy because the GDL 84 is a straightforward
solution that wirelessly transmits weather and traffic information via
Flight Stream 110/210 to a mobile device, instead of an installed
multifunction display in the cockpit. Additionally, for aircraft owners
who do not already have a compatible WAAS GPS position source on board
their aircraft, the GDL 84 offers a built-in WAAS GPS receiver. The GDL
84 is an all-inclusive solution, which meets regulatory requirements and
gives pilots the added benefits without the cost associated with a large

Preserve and Maintain Your Cockpit

Becoming rule-compliant and preserving the existing aircraft panel are
important to many aircraft owners. Because of the versatility and
wireless functionality of the GDL 84 and Flight Stream, the existing
panel configuration remains intact. Garmin’s patented self-interrogation
feature allows the GDL 84 to wirelessly communicate and interface with a
wide range of general aviation transponders to synchronize squawk code
and ident. This technology enables the ADS-B Out source to broadcast the
same code as the transponder, eliminating the need to install an
additional ADS-B control panel, which further simplifies installation
and eases the burden of manually keeping two squawk codes in sync. The
only panel modification required includes a single annunciator
indicating ADS-B status.

Industry-Leading Benefits

Pilots will be delighted with the benefits offered by the GDL 84.
Garmin’s patent-pending TargetTrend™ relative motion technology helps
pilots visualize the trend of traffic threats as they relate to their
aircraft. TargetTrend provides an easy-to-interpret picture of aircraft
trajectories, which helps pilots better predict potential conflicts.
ADS-B-equipped surface targets are also displayed on Garmin SafeTaxi®
airport diagrams, including taxiing aircraft and ground vehicles. Adding
to the wireless versatility of Flight Stream, GPS location information
derived from the GDL 84 and back-up attitude information from Flight
Stream 210 combine to display position and attitude information within
Garmin Pilot.

Trusted Leader in ADS-B

Garmin has a number of certified and portable solutions available for a
variety of applications for general aviation, business and transport
aircraft, which meet the requirements of NextGen. Garmin is committed to
ensuring the transition to ADS-B is easy and that pilots get the most
out of their upgrade. Additionally, Garmin’s ADS-B solutions are
supported by our award-winning aviation product support team, which
provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support.

The GDL 84 is expected to receive the FAA’s Approved Model List
Supplemental Type Certification (AML STC) in Q1 2015. The GDL 84 system
with the Flight Stream 110 wireless gateway is expected to be available
at that time starting at $3,995*. Customers may upgrade to a Flight
Stream 210, which adds back-up attitude information for an additional
$450. The GDL 84 is also designed to offer customers added flexibility
to meet the needs of future avionics upgrades. While the GDL 84 does not
offer interface to avionics displays, customers may upgrade the GDL 84
to display traffic and weather on select Garmin avionics, such as the
GTN™ 650/750, GNS 430W/530W, G500/G600 and more, for $1,995. For
additional information regarding ADS-B and Garmin’s solutions, visit
Garmin’s ADS-B Academy at
or contact a Garmin Authorized Dealer.

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* Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)


Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, [email protected]