Garmin® G5000™ Integrated Flight Deck receives STC for Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP

Early adopter installations are now underway

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted
supplemental type certification (STC) for the G5000 avionics suite in
the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft. The G5000 modernizes the
cockpit, increases aircraft utility, offers significant weight savings
and provides operators with a solution to fulfill global next generation
airspace initiatives. Additionally, the G5000 upgrade offers lower cost
of operation and solves parts obsolescence with zero-time avionics.

“Achieving certification of the G5000 in the Beechjet is a monumental
accomplishment, and on behalf of the entire Garmin team, we are all very
proud to bring this modern flight deck upgrade to Beechjet operators
today,” said Phil Straub, Garmin vice president and managing director of
aviation. “Based on customer interest and the volume of early adopters,
the response of this retrofit program has exceeded our expectations. The
G5000 offers an elevated level of situational awareness and advanced
flight deck capabilities that surpass other solutions available on the
market today, while solving a broad range of worldwide operational

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 to the system, simplifying operation and ease
of control of the flight deck. Landscape flight displays offer
multi-pane capability, allowing up to six independent pages 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. The integration of
SurfaceWatch™ offers visual and aural cues to help prevent pilots from
taking off and landing on a taxiway, on a runway that is too short or on
the wrong runway based on performance data entered during preflight. 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 or more compared to the current
system, allowing additional baggage, passenger and fuel load flexibility.

“The G5000 has received the admiration and enthusiastic praise of
customers throughout the world since its introduction over five years
ago. Based on the volume of orders and with many customers’ desire to
incorporate a modern Garmin flight deck into their aircraft, we are just
as excited to bring this avionics suite to Beechjet customers as they
are to fly behind it,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation
sales and marketing. “This flight deck modernization program offers
owners and operators a state-of-the-art flight deck that yields a
substantially lower cost of operation and delivers an exceptional
in-flight experience, which is all backed by a three year warranty and
12 consecutive years of award-winning avionics product support.”

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) and PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approaches,
vertical navigation (VNAV) 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.

Pilots are provided an elevated level of situational awareness with the
G5000 Integrated Flight Deck and optional Synthetic Vision Technology
(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 G5000 Integrated Flight Deck is a modernized avionics suite that is
equipped to meet and exceed industry requirements, while also offering a
lower cost of ownership and a three-year warranty. 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.

The GWX 70 weather radar is included as standard equipment and offers
four-color storm cell display capabilities with optional Turbulence
Detection, which identifies turbulence associated with precipitation
moving at high speeds using Doppler technology. Additionally, 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 the
radar antenna tilt with aircraft altitude changes.

The G5000 flight deck upgrade for the Beechjet has received FAA STC and
is available from select Garmin authorized dealers. For more details
regarding the G5000 flight deck modernization program, contact Scott
Frye at +1-913-440-2412 or [email protected].

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