Garmin® introduces G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft

STC available immediately for installation in thousands of general aviation aircraft

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced FAA approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument in
type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. Installation
approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate (STC) with a
comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing 562 aircraft models.
The compact and cost-effective G5 delivers exceptional performance and
reliability as a standalone primary source for aircraft attitude or turn
coordination information while also displaying secondary information
such as airspeed, altitude and more. Availability of this STC is
representative of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) initiative
to encourage and permit specific enhancements to aircraft in an effort
to improve safety among the existing general aviation fleet.

“The FAA’s Safer Skies initiative identified vacuum systems and gyro
failures as a significant contributor to accidents in instrument
meteorological conditions among GA, and with the support of the FAA,
we’re excited to bring the G5 electronic flight instrument to 562
aircraft models as an attitude indicator or turn coordinator
replacement,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales
and marketing. “This economical installation and upgrade path
revolutionizes GA by bringing modern attitude reference to thousands of
aircraft that would otherwise depend on older, vacuum-driven equipment.
We look forward to working with the FAA to continue to identify and
address additional solutions for aging and failure-prone equipment.”

Bringing innovative, cost-effective technology to thousands of GA

In place of the aircraft’s primary attitude indicator or turn
coordinator, the G5 electronic flight instrument is approved for
installation in either location via a Garmin-held STC for hundreds of
certificated fixed-wing aircraft models. Valid for flight under VFR and
IFR conditions, the G5 electronic flight instrument is an economical
upgrade for thousands of aircraft owners who are seeking an electronic
attitude indicator with greater dependability and internal redundancy
over mechanical gyro-driven flight instruments.

Greater reliability and increased situational awareness

Boasting a bright, 3.5-inch sunlight readable liquid crystal display
(LCD), the G5 is approved as a primary source for aircraft attitude or
turn coordination information and secondary source for altitude,
airspeed and vertical speed in a single instrument. Installation is
simple and easy as the G5 integrates with the aircraft’s existing
pitot/static system to display attitude, airspeed, altitude, vertical
speed, slip/skid, turn rate, configurable v-speed references, barometric
setting and selected altitude, as well as visual alerts upon arriving at
the pre-selected altitude. GPS-based track and groundspeed information
is also displayed. A dedicated rotary knob also allows for easy
adjustments to barometric pressure setting as well as altitude and
ground track bugs.

Low intrusive and seamless installation

Suitable for installation in place of a standard 3-1/8-inch (79.4 mm.)
flight instrument, G5 measures 3-inches in depth and includes a back-up
battery so it can easily be integrated into a wide range of aircraft.
Installation is further simplified as the G5 only needs power, ground,
pitot/static inputs and a WAAS antenna or GPS input, so it easily
integrates with the aircraft’s existing systems. As part of the STC, the
G5 includes a four-hour back-up battery and pilots can easily reference
battery status in the upper left-hand corner of the display.

See the G5 in the AOPA Cessna 172 sweepstakes aircraft at AirVenture

Garmin is proud to have been selected as the avionics provider for the
2016 AOPA 172 Sweepstakes, which features the G5 electronic flight
instrument as part of the Yingling Ascend remanufactured program. Garmin
has worked closely with AOPA and the FAA to lower cost and increase
reliability through upgrades to the legacy fleet. The G5 is also
accompanied by the GTN™ 650 touchscreen navigator, the newly announced
Flight Stream 510, GTX 345 all-in-one ADS-B transponder, GMA 340 audio
panel, GI 260 Angle of Attack indicator, GTR 225 COMM radio and the
Garmin Pilot™ app on an iPad mini. An annual single navigator bundle
subscription will provide the GTN 650 with the most up-to-date database
information throughout the year. To see the AOPA 172 Sweepstakes
aircraft take on its transformation, visit the AOPA campus at EAA
AirVenture, July 25-31, 2016 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated fixed-wing aircraft
can be purchased through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network starting
at an expected street price of $2,149, which includes the install kit,
back-up battery and STC and $2,499 with an optional GPS antenna.
Deliveries for new orders are expected to begin in September. The G5 is
also supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation support team, which
provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional
information, visit:

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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, 913-397-8200 [email protected]