Garmin® Expands Connext™ Wireless Cockpit Ecosystem

Adds aera® 796/795, ForeFlight Mobile and Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced an expanded Connext ecosystem, which broadens compatibility to
include the Garmin aera 796/795 aviation portable GPS, ForeFlight Mobile
and Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck. With compatible Garmin avionics,
customers can wirelessly receive ADS-B weather and traffic, as well as
display precise GPS position data and back-up attitude information
within these compatible products and devices.

“We’re excited to have ForeFlight’s and Jeppesen’s flagship apps join
the Connext umbrella of tablet connectivity,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s
vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Expanding the Connext
ecosystem also gives aircraft owners additional options when pursuing
ADS-B solutions and avionics upgrades and now, thousands of existing
aera 796/795, ForeFlight Mobile and Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck customers
have the capability to display ADS-B traffic and weather on their
portable devices.”

The aera 796/795 now features compatibility with Flight Stream 210/110
when installed with a GDL® 88/84 to display ADS-B traffic,
weather and attitude information. Flight Stream 210 also supports the
display of back-up attitude information within the aera 796/795 on the
3D vision page. As part of Garmin’s Terminal Safety Solutions,
TargetTrend™ relative motion technology and TerminalTraffic™ enhance the
traffic display on the aera. TargetTrend offers pilots a heightened
state of situational awareness, which incorporates relative motion
technology to help pilots visualize closure rates of potential traffic
conflicts. The traffic display is further enhanced during taxi, takeoff
and landing with TerminalTraffic, which detects and displays other
aircraft or ground vehicles on runways and taxiways who are ADS-B Out
compliant. FIS-B subscription-free weather information, including
NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs and AIRMETs/SIGMETs may optionally be
overlaid on the moving map. The dedicated weather pages within the aera
display additional weather products, including winds and temperatures
aloft and PIREPs. Also available, the aera 796/795 pairs with G3X Touch™
and GDL 39R to support the display of ADS-B traffic and weather on the

ForeFlight Mobile, a premier application that can be used with Connext,
wirelessly communicates with Flight Stream 210/110 to display ADS-B
traffic and weather information received from the GDL 88/84. The
internal attitude sensor within Flight Stream 210 also powers ForeFlight
Synthetic Vision with dynamic pitch and bank information. Highly
accurate WAAS GPS position information provided by the GTN™ 650/750 or
GNS 430W/530W navigators or GDL 88 with an internal WAAS receiver, is
also shared to display precise position information on ForeFlight
Mobile’s moving map view. Connext compatibility is available today and
additional capabilities are expected in the future.

“Through this collaboration, ForeFlight and Garmin customers gain access
to connectivity options that greatly enhance flight planning and
in-flight experiences, unlocking more value from avionics investments,”
says Tyson Weihs, co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight. “This is the first
step in a long-term relationship to deliver a continuous stream of
innovative capabilities to customers of both companies.”

The Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app is expected to support the display of
ADS-B traffic and weather, as well as WAAS GPS position information from
a compatible source. Expect more details regarding avionics
compatibility and additional features in a future release.

“Teaming with Garmin through the Connext system opens the door for
enhanced situational awareness and options for the delivery of flight
data,” said Scott Reagan, director, Jeppesen OEM Client Management.
“This dynamic system will allow pilots to receive ADS-B weather, ADS-B
traffic information and GPS positioning from their Garmin systems for
display on Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck in a connected avionics environment
to further aid the decision making process.”

Flight Stream 210/110 is a small, Bluetooth® wireless
gateway, which is easily installed with Garmin avionics, enabling
communication between avionics and up to two compatible devices. Flight
planning is transformed with Flight Stream and the Garmin Pilot app on
an iPad/iPhone and select Android devices, enabling communication
between the GTN 650/750 touchscreen series and the GNS 430W/530W
navigators. Unique features such as TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic
display within Garmin Pilot to provide pilots with added situational
awareness as it relates to traffic in the surrounding airspace and
airport environment.

Flight Stream 110 is designed to pair with a GDL 88/84 and/or GDL 69/69A
to provide the benefits of these products without the need for a
compatible avionics display. Flight Stream 210 adds connectivity with
the GTN and GNS WAAS series navigators, as well as back-up attitude
information within compatible mobile devices. Additionally, Flight
Stream 210 contains an internal attitude sensor, however if a G500/G600
flight display is installed in the aircraft, its high-integrity attitude
source can take priority for display within Garmin Pilot. Expanded
functionality of the GDL 69 SiriusXM datalink receiver displays SiriusXM
Aviation weather on a tablet operating Garmin Pilot. Remote control of
SiriusXM satellite radio is also available within Garmin Pilot for
customers with a GDL 69A and Flight Stream 210/110. G3X Touch comes
equipped with the Connext Bluetooth wireless gateway built-in, also
providing flight plan transfer capabilities.

Customers seeking an ADS-B solution now have additional interface
options when selecting a Garmin Vantage solution such as the GDL 88/84.
For aircraft without modern display technologies, the GDL 84 presents
many aircraft owners with a cost-effective option to meet NextGen
requirements without the need to overhaul the panel of the aircraft. The
GDL 84 offers experimental and general aviation aircraft an
all-inclusive option to wirelessly display weather and traffic on a
mobile device, while meeting regulatory requirements for ADS-B Out when
operating below 18,000 feet. The GDL 88 goes one step further to provide
the benefits of ADS-B In on a compatible display installed in the panel.
AutoSquawk wireless interrogation technology interfaces with existing
equipment to synchronize the squawk code between the transponder and the
ADS-B Out solution, eliminating the need to install a dedicated control
panel. Innovative dual-link capability allows the GDL 88/84 to receive
on both the 978 MHz UAT and 1090 MHz frequency bands to provide the most
comprehensive display of traffic information available.

ForeFlight customers can download ForeFlight Mobile version 7.2 or later
on the Apple App Store to unlock ForeFlight Connect for Garmin. The
latest software update for the aera 796/795, which enables these new
features, is expected to be available Q3 2015 via Garmin’s WebUpdater.
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck compatibility will be detailed in an upcoming
release. Garmin Pilot for iOS and Android is currently available in the
Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Visit
for additional information.

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