Garmin® Team X Introduces Three New Products and Adds New Capabilities

New GPS 20A Provides Cost-Effective Path For Meeting ADS-B Requirements In EAB/LSA

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GPS 20A, an ADS-B Out compliant WAAS GPS position source
for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA). For
experimental aircraft owners that already have a Mode S Extended
Squitter (ES) transponder such as the GTX 23ES, the non-certified
GSP 20A provides aircraft owners with a simple, rule-compliant WAAS
position source, which meets the TSO performance requirements set forth
by the FAA. Additionally, the new, more capable GMC 307 autopilot
control panel provides complete autopilot mode control, now including
heading and altitude select knobs, while the GSU 25B ADAHRS provides
high-performance aircraft with highly accurate air data, attitude and
heading information for display on G3X™ and G3X Touch. In addition to
these three new products, new software for the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen
series products also enables pilots to tune the GTN COMM/NAV radio(s)
from the G3X Touch display.

“We continue to be aggressive in this market by developing innovative
products that our customers are asking for and are excited about,” said
Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We’re also
thrilled to take advantage of our heritage in developing rule-compliant
WAAS GPS systems to bring the GPS 20A to this market. This simple,
cost-effective solution is ideal for thousands of VFR pilots who own
experimental and LSA aircraft that need to meet ADS-B Out requirements.”

GPS 20A ADS-B WAAS Position Source

The GPS 20A provides thousands of experimental amateur-built and LSA
customers with a simple, low-cost ADS-B Out position source. Highly
accurate WAAS/SBAS position information is provided by the GPS 20A and
is compatible with a wide range of 1090 ES transponders, so customers
have an economical path to meet the ADS-B Out position requirements of
14 CFR 91.227. Aircraft owners looking for a simple path to 2020
compliance are provided a timely solution that meets the necessary
performance requirements.

Garmin and G3X Touch customers who have incorporated the GTX 23ES Mode S
transponder or a GTX 330ES transponder in their EAB/LSA aircraft, can
easily install the GPS 20A by connecting a single RS-232 interface to
provide Garmin ADS-B data to the transponder to make their system ADS-B
Out compliant. The GPS 20A communicates with all installed G3X and G3X
Touch displays to provide a source of high quality WAAS GPS data to the

The GPS 20A may also be paired with compatible third-party Mode S
transponders. Additionally, a secondary interface can optionally provide
industry standard GPS data to third-party systems, which can be utilized
as a highly accurate WAAS GPS data source.

The GPS 20A is not an FAA-approved product and thus is not eligible for
installation in certified aircraft.

GMC 307 Autopilot Control Panel

Expanding upon the popular GMC 305, the new GMC 307 autopilot control
panel gives pilots additional features most-requested by customers. The
addition of heading and altitude select knobs combines all of the
autopilot controls into one efficient control panel to reduce pilot
workload. Similar to the GMC 305, a built-in control wheel also supports
pitch, vertical speed, altitude and airspeed adjustments. Standard
functions with the autopilot control panel include airspeed hold, yaw
damper, independent flight director and an advanced Level (LVL) mode
button, which helps restore the aircraft to straight and level flight.
Contributing to an easy upgrade path, the GMC 307 connector and wiring
is identical to a GMC 305, so customers who have provisioned for the GMC
305 can easily upgrade to the new GMC 307 autopilot control panel.
Because the autopilot servos interface directly with the ADAHRS, the GMC
307 allows for standalone operation of the autopilot as part of the G3X
and G3X Touch system.

GSU 25B High-Performance ADAHRS

For high-performance aircraft that exceed 300 knots indicated airspeed,
the new GSU 25B provides highly accurate air data, attitude, heading and
angle of attack information for display on G3X and G3X Touch systems.
Airspeed up to 465 knots indicated is supported by the GSU 25B. For
added redundancy, G3X customers may optionally install up to three
ADAHRS systems.

Additional G3X Touch Functionality

In addition to these new products, pilots receive added functionality
between G3X Touch and the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. The latest
GTN software provides G3X Touch owners the option to tune the COMM/NAV
frequency, control radio volume and swap active/standby COM frequencies
of the GTN, from the G3X Touch display.

Team X is committed to offering industry leading avionics and ADS-B
solutions to the experimental market, which are backed by Garmin’s
award-winning aviation product support team. The GPS 20A WAAS GPS is
expected to be available for $845*. The GPS 20A, GA 35 WAAS antenna and
install kit is available for $1,225*. Additionally the GMC 307 is
expected to be available for $1,099* and the GSU 25B is expected to be
available for $1,499*. All three new products are anticipated to become
available Q3 2015. For additional information, visit:

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