Garmin® Completes Major Milestones for the G5000™ Integrated Flight Deck on the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP Upgrade Program

Introduces New Early Adopter Incentive Program

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the achievement of several major milestones toward the
certification of the G5000 in the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP
aircraft. System architecture and installation details, High Intensity
Radiated Fields (HIRF), Lightning and Reduced Vertical Separation
Minimum (RVSM) testing to support group approval, are among a number of
milestones that have been completed as part of this program. Considered
a significant endeavor in the certification process, autopilot
development testing is also near complete, indicating this program is in
its final stages. Additionally, a new early adopter incentive program
provides substantial savings on safety enhancing G5000 options for the
Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP.

“We continue to make great strides within the G5000 modernization
program by achieving important certification goals, which are clear
indicators of the substantial progress we’ve made,” said Phil Straub,
vice president managing director of aviation. “The accumulated flight
hours, combined with the many months invested by engineering are both a
testament to the dedication made by these groups. It also speaks to the
remarkably talented Garmin team that has worked tirelessly to reach each
and every milestone along the way.”

Installation and system architecture details of the G5000 modernization
program for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP have been completed, which is
representative of the avionics suite entering its final stages of
certification. HIRF and lightning testing, as well as RVSM testing
required for group approval, contribute to the many milestones that have
been achieved as the development program continues to progress.
Additionally, autopilot feature development has been finalized and
verification testing is near complete, further signifying the G5000
Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) is nearing certification.

“As we continue to progress closer to the certification of the G5000 in
the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP, owners and operators grow more excited
to incorporate a beautiful, modernized avionics suite from Garmin into
an aircraft that they love,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation
marketing and sales. “With tangible benefits such as an advanced and
extremely smooth autopilot system, fully coupled WAAS/LPV approaches,
electronic charts, ADS-B Out and extra weight savings, customers are
thrilled to incorporate advanced, large screen flight deck technology
that yields a lower cost of ownership and substantially expands aircraft

Early Adopter Incentive for the G5000 Modernization Program

Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP owners and operators placing an order for
the G5000 Integrated Flight Deck upgrade by March 31, 2016, may take
advantage of substantial savings on safety enhancing G5000 options,
including Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) and Turbulence Detection
for the GWX™ 70 weather radar. Purchased separately, these two options
are valued at $46,990. Garmin is offering a Premier Tech Package for
this G5000 retrofit that combines both technology options for $29,990, a
savings of $17,000 off of individual pricing and for a limited time,
customers placing an order for the G5000 Flight Deck by March 31, 2016,
can receive the Premier Tech Package for a special promotional price of
$9,990. This represents a savings of $20,000 off of the already
discounted Premier Tech Package, or a savings of $37,000 if these
options were purchased separately.

The G5000 Integrated Flight Deck modernization program for the Beechjet
400A/Hawker 400XP features three high-resolution 12-inch flight
displays, which are situated alongside dual touchscreen display
controllers that serve as the primary crew interface for the system.
Shallow menu structures contribute to the simplicity of operation and
ease of control of the flight deck. Landscape flight displays offer
multi-pane capability, allowing multiple pages and a variety of
information to be displayed at the same time. Charts can be viewed
across all three displays, including FliteCharts™ terminal approach
procedures or optional Garmin ChartView powered by Jeppesen, as well as
geo-referenced Garmin SafeTaxi® airport diagrams. Pilots can
simultaneously display maps, charts, checklists, TAWS and TCAS
information, flight plans, weather and more. Additionally, the G5000
flight deck for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP is estimated to provide a
weight savings of 150 pounds compared to the current system, allowing
operators the option to carry an additional passenger with the same fuel

Superior flight control technology is provided by Garmin’s integrated
autopilot within the G5000 system. The fully digital, dual channel, fail
passive Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) offers optimized
performance throughout the aircraft’s flight envelope. The G5000 system
supports a wide range of capabilities, including coupled wide area
augmentation system (WAAS/SBAS) approaches, vertical navigation and
flight level change (FLC) modes. Safety enhancing autopilot underspeed
protection (USP) is optional and allows the autopilot to assist with
airspeed management. Coupled go-arounds are enabled by this technology,
greatly reducing pilot workload and bringing sophisticated flight
monitoring and performance capability to these aircraft.

Owners and operators have access to more airports throughout the world
when incorporating the G5000 Integrated Flight Deck into their Beechjet
400A/Hawker 400XP, which features PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approach
capability. Pilots are provided with an elevated level of situational
awareness with optional SVT, which presents a 3D depiction of virtual
terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment so the image on
the display replicates what the pilot would see outside the cockpit on a
clear day. SVT works seamlessly with Terrain Awareness and Warning
System (TAWS) alert coloring and voice alerts to warn pilots of
potential ground hazards by displaying obstacles and terrain that may
pose a threat to the aircraft. The G5000 offers TAWS-B alerting as
standard with optional TAWS-A, providing alerts such as excessive
closure rate and large glideslope deviations.

The highly adaptable G5000 Integrated Flight Deck is a modernized
avionics suite that is equipped to meet and exceed industry
requirements. With the G5000 upgrade, these aircraft receive a fully
integrated, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation
Safety Agency (EASA) rule-compliant Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution. Additionally, Garmin
Connext™ services are optionally available and include access to
worldwide weather, voice calling and text messaging within the G5000.

Standard equipment as part of the G5000 upgrade, the GWX 70 weather
radar offers full-color storm cell tracking capabilities. Benefits such
as Turbulence Detection, identifies turbulence associated with
precipitation moving at high speeds with Doppler measurements. The
Ground Clutter Suppression option removes ground returns from the
display so operators can focus on weather of interest. Pilot workload is
further reduced with Altitude Compensated Tilt, which automatically
adjusts radar antenna tilt with aircraft altitude changes.

For more details regarding the incentive program or for additional
information regarding the G5000 flight deck modernization program,
contact Scott Frye at 913-440-2412. Visit the Garmin exhibit (C8943) at
the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention &
Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, November 17-19, 2015, to see the Beechjet
G5000 avionics suite.

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