Garmin® Announces Terminal Safety Solutions, Offering Its Most Comprehensive Airport Monitoring Feature Set for Aircraft

New SurfaceWatch™ joins TerminalTraffic™ and SafeTaxi® technologies to enhance airport situational awareness

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced Terminal Safety Solutions, a unique set of technologies that
provide a better state of situational awareness to pilots throughout the
airport terminal environment, including SurfaceWatch, TerminalTraffic
and SafeTaxi. These safety enhancing tools provide pilots with a clear
understanding of their location within the terminal environment relative
to traffic on the ground and in the air, while also proactively
providing notifications of potential runway incursions or surface

“Garmin is known for providing unsurpassed situational awareness tools
in the cockpit and we’re excited to present this family of safety
enhancing features to our customers to bring optimal situational
awareness in the terminal airport environment,” said Carl Wolf, vice
president of aviation marketing and sales. “These tools are the
culmination of years of hard work and thousands of flight test hours
performed by passionate pilots and engineers striving to improve the
picture in and around the airport and they have done so like no one else
in the industry.”


SurfaceWatch provides visual and aural tools to help prevent pilots from
taking off and landing on a taxiway, on a runway that is too short or on
the wrong runway. For example, in the event the aircraft is aligned to
take-off on a runway that is too short, the flight crew receives a brief
“runway too short” aural annunciation and visual message on the PFD,
based on the Takeoff and Landing Distance (TOLD) performance data
entered during preflight. While the aircraft is on take-off roll, runway
distance remaining information is also displayed on the PFD. In the
absence of TOLD calculations, pilots can manually enter minimum runway
length information and also receive alerts in the event the aircraft is
on the wrong runway. Additionally, audible runway distance remaining
annunciations are optionally available, which provides callouts
beginning at 5,000 feet through 500 feet.

SurfaceWatch is offered through Garmin’s Original Equipment Manufacturer
(OEM) network and is available as an option with select G2000™, G3000™
and G5000™ Integrated Flight Decks.


TerminalTraffic provides pilots with the most comprehensive picture of
ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles in the airport environment.
ADS-B-equipped ground vehicles and taxiing aircraft are easily
distinguished from aircraft in-flight, which are displayed using
distinct colors and symbols. Audible traffic alerts further enhance
situational awareness to ensure traffic conflicts are not overlooked
throughout critical operations such as takeoff and landing. All of this
information is presented to the pilot on a simple, easy to understand
SafeTaxi diagram with reference to runways, taxiways, hangar locations
and more.

Pilots can receive the benefits of safety enhancing TerminalTraffic by
pairing the GDL® 88/GDL 84 ADS-B datalink or GDL 39/GDL
39R/GDL 39 3D portable ADS-B receiver with compatible Garmin displays.

TerminalTraffic for Helicopters

Recognizing the unique operations performed by helicopters within the
airport environment, TerminalTraffic has been optimized to minimize
nuisance alerts while maintaining awareness of potential traffic
conflicts. When operating in the airport environment, alerts from
fixed-wing aircraft are minimized and abbreviated while performing
unique helicopter maneuvers such as hovering. These tailored alerts are
accompanied by an abbreviated aural “traffic” alert when operating below
400 feet and 40 knots to minimize audio traffic in the cockpit during
critical times.

The GDL 88H is a variant of the GDL 88, which is designed specifically
for helicopter applications and displays TerminalTraffic tailored to
these operators on compatible Garmin displays.


Pilots can navigate airports with ease using geo-referenced Garmin
SafeTaxi airport diagrams, which display runways, taxiways, FBOs, and
hangars, relative to the aircraft’s location on the field. Hot Spots
identifying confusing or complex taxiway and/or runway intersections, as
well as hold short lines are overlaid on SafeTaxi diagrams to provide
pilots with added situational awareness. SafeTaxi is seamlessly
integrated with existing basemap data so airport information
automatically appears at the appropriate map range setting and increases
in detail when the map is scaled accordingly.

SafeTaxi airport diagrams are available for over 2,000 airports in the
U.S., Canada and Europe and the database continues to grow.
Geo-referenced SafeTaxi diagrams can optionally be displayed on a wide
variety of Garmin Integrated Flight Decks, certified avionics and

Visit the Garmin exhibit (C8943) at the National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, November
17-19, 2015 to discuss the safety benefits offered by these unique
Terminal Safety Solutions. For additional information, visit:
or contact [email protected].

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

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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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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, SafeTaxi, aera, GDL and G1000 are registered trademarks
and TerminalTraffic, TargetTrend and G2000, G3000, G5000, GTN, G3X and
Garmin Pilot are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, [email protected]