Garmin® Announces Availability and Expanded Eligibility for ADS-B In/Out Solutions Among Popular Business Aircraft

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced availability and the addition of several popular business
aircraft to a comprehensive aircraft model list, which are eligible for
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solutions through
select members of the Garmin Authorized Dealer Network. Garmin’s suite
of ADS-B solutions address the market’s desire for a cost-effective
ADS-B In/Out solution among popular business aircraft, while leveraging
existing equipment to minimize cost and installation time associated
with an ADS-B upgrade.

“As the industry champion in ADS-B solutions, a number of business
aircraft operators continue to approach Garmin for an ADS-B upgrade
path,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales.
“Alongside our valued partners, we are progressively developing
solutions that are tailored to each airframe and their particular
operations and we are thrilled to provide a wide-range of business
aircraft with an economical ADS-B In/Out solution designed to exceed
operator expectations.”

Garmin’s suite of ADS-B solutions provides business aircraft owners and
operators with a cost-effective and timely ADS-B upgrade path. Seamless
integration between existing equipment such as TCAS systems and
transponder control heads alleviates the need for costly legacy system
upgrades. Garmin’s economical solutions satisfy global ADS-B
requirements while providing pilots and crew with a familiar interface
to the upgraded system.

Garmin ADS-B solutions are certified and currently available for the
following aircraft through the subsequent partners:

  • Learjet 60; Butler Avionics
  • Cessna Citation 550/560; Columbia Avionics & JetTech LLC.
  • Gulfstream G150/G200; Gulfstream Service Centers

Garmin continues to work with select Garmin Authorized Dealers to
approve additional ADS-B solutions via Supplemental Type Certificate
(STC) in the following aircraft, which are pending certification and
will be made available to the Garmin Dealer Network:

  • Learjet 35A; Butler Avionics
  • Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP; Elliott Aviation
  • Hawker 750, 800A/XP*, 850XP, 900XP; Elliott Aviation
  • Hawker 1000; Elliott Aviation
  • Premier I/IA; Stevens Aviation

Garmin’s ADS-B solutions consist of several configurations that are
optimized for each individual aircraft type. Basic configurations
consist of the GDL® 88 ADS-B datalink and GTX 3000 Mode S
Extended Squitter (ES) transponder. The GTX 3000 leverages the GDL 88’s
internal WAAS/SBAS receiver to broadcast aircraft identity, state and
intent information (DO-260B compliant) to air traffic control and
provides operators with a cost-effective WAAS position source. Adding
Garmin’s Flight Stream wireless datalink to these solutions offers
crewmembers quick and easy wireless access to beneficial Flight
Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather and Traffic Information
Service-Broadcast (TIS-B) information on approved mobile devices in the
cockpit (available on select aircraft). On qualifying airframes, the
addition of the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen GPS/NAV/COM/FMS provides
additional capabilities, including access to fully coupled WAAS/LPV
approaches, electronic charts and more.

Garmin expects to announce additional aircraft and partners as we
continue to serve this market. Visit the Garmin exhibit (C8943) at the
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in
Las Vegas, NV, November 17-19, 2015 to discuss ADS-B solutions for
business and transport category aircraft. For additional information
regarding Garmin’s line of ADS-B solutions or for inquiries regarding
additional aircraft types, contact: [email protected]
or 1-844-GET-ADSB (1-844-438-2372).

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to
OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an
expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that
are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information
about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and
wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live
an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units,
including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, [email protected]