Garmin® G5000™ integrated flight deck enters final stages of certification on the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Type
Inspection Authorization (TIA) for the G5000 integrated flight deck on
the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP aircraft. TIA initiates the formal
FAA flight evaluation of the G5000 flight deck modernization program,
indicating this program is in its final stages of certification.

“Achieving FAA Type Inspection Authorization is a tremendous milestone
and a significant step toward certification for the G5000 in the
Beechjet,” said Phil Straub, Garmin vice president managing director of
aviation. “This upgrade solves a broad range of global next generation
airspace initiatives and provides owners and operators with a new,
zero-time avionics suite. Thanks to the commitment and enormous amount
of collaboration among the flight test and engineering teams within
Garmin, we are now in the final stage of certification flight testing
and look forward to soon delivering this advanced flight deck to
Beechjet customers.”

Type Inspection Authorization requires intensive examination of the
modernized avionics suite and demonstrates compliance with Federal
Aviation Regulations (FAR’s). The accumulated flight test hours,
engineering development and TIA flight evaluation paves the way for the
G5000 integrated flight deck to soon receive Supplemental Type
Certification (STC) and begin customer deliveries.

“With the G5000, we are providing operators with a state-of-the-art
flight deck that yields a substantially lower cost of operation, exceeds
NextGen requirements and delivers an exceptional in-flight experience
that pilots and customers alike are excited to incorporate into the
aircraft they love,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation
sales and marketing. “Demand for G5000 continues to grow as Beechjet
owners and operators see this as the go-to solution for flying behind a
truly modern avionics suite and we eagerly look forward to bringing this
new standard to market.”

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, 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 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. This promotion is
available to customers who place a deposit prior to initial STC

The G5000 Integrated Flight Deck modernization program for the Beechjet
400A/Hawker 400XP features three high-resolution 12-inch flight displays
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
simultaneously. 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. In addition to charts, pilots can simultaneously
display maps, 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 load.

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, 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 G5000 flight deck modernization program
or for additional information regarding the Early Adopter Incentive
program, contact Scott Frye at +1-913-440-2412. Visit the Garmin exhibit
(S045) at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE)
in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24-26, 2016, to see the Beechjet G5000
avionics suite.

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