Garmin® revolutionizes database management with wireless Database Concierge

Expands Connext ® wireless connectivity with Flight Stream 510 and GTN™ 650/750 series

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced an expanded Connext portfolio of connectivity solutions with
the Flight Stream 510 MultiMediaCard (MMC), enabling wireless aviation
database transfer capabilities between the Garmin Pilot™ app on a mobile
device and the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. The Flight Stream 510
card installs easily into the existing card slot of the GTN and enables
Garmin Database Concierge, the seamless updating of databases throughout
the cockpit between GTN touchscreen navigators, as well as G500/G600
glass flight displays. In addition to Database Concierge,
Flight Stream 510 enables two-way flight plan transfer between the
GTN 650/750 and shares traffic, weather, GPS information, back-up
attitude information and enables text messaging via compatible mobile
devices and avionics. Flight Stream 510 is the most recent addition to
the Connext portfolio and offers customers the most advanced
connectivity options, allowing for greater flexibility and added
convenience both inside and outside of the cockpit.

“Garmin has long been known as the leader in providing innovative
solutions that simplify the lives of our customers and we have taken a
huge leap forward in avionics connectivity with our patented Flight
Stream 510 technology,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of
aviation sales and marketing. “Now tens of thousands of customers with
one or more GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators installed in the cockpit
can utilize Flight Stream 510 to enable the awareness, simplicity and
convenience offered by a wireless cockpit. What was once a manual,
laborious process is now streamlined with Flight Stream as pilots can
leave the database and information management to Garmin and devote more
time to the things they love most.”

Flight Stream 510

Flight Stream 510 is a small, patented Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®-enabled
MultiMediaCard (MMC) that enables communication between the GTN 650/750
series and two compatible Apple or Android mobile devices operating
Garmin Pilot. Wi-Fi connectivity is specifically for Database Concierge
wireless database transfer and Bluetooth allows for a wide variety of
additional capabilities, including flight plan transfer. Customers can
easily incorporate wireless technology into their aircraft with the
latest GTN software upgrade and Flight Stream 510, as no wiring changes
or complex installation considerations are required. Pilots can more
easily manage their database subscriptions with Flight Stream, while
also receiving additional benefits such as wireless flight plan
transfer, the sharing of traffic, weather, GPS and more. For customers
with a G500/G600 glass flight display installed, back-up AHRS
information also wirelessly displays within a mobile device.

Database Concierge wireless database transfer

Once initial set-up between Connext and Flight Stream 510 is complete,
customers can optimize Garmin Pilot to automatically download the most
up-to-date information within the application every time a new database
cycle is available. Databases that are downloaded prior to their
effective date remain in the standby position within the GTN 650/750 and
automatically become active on the current date. Once a connection is
established between Garmin Pilot and Flight Stream 510 at the aircraft,
pilots are prompted to transfer the most up-to-date databases to the
GTN, where the database transfer occurs in minutes1. Flight
Stream 510 wirelessly transfers the following databases to the GTN:
Jeppesen NavData or the new Garmin Navigation Database, Obstacle,
Terrain, SafeTaxi®, FliteCharts® and Basemap. See
the Garmin website for additional device compatibilities and mobile
device storage recommendations.

Database synchronization

Customers with any combination of GTNs or GTNs with G500/G600s receive
additional benefits with database synchronization and Flight Stream.
Once customers complete the wireless database transfer to the GTN, the
databases are automatically transferred to the G500/G600 and synced
across both systems to ensure database information matches and is
up-to-date. Chart streaming also allows pilots to view and utilize
departure, approach and arrival charts right away, even while the charts
database is synchronizing between the GTN and G500/G600 glass flight

Connext text and voice control via mobile devices

With Flight Stream 510, customers can pair an Apple mobile device
operating Garmin Pilot to the GTN to access text and voice services
enabled by a GSR 56 datalink2. While in-flight and on the
ground, pilots can quickly send and receive text messages with a mobile
device using a familiar conversation format and conveniently utilize the
phone’s existing contact database. Similarly, customers can initiate
phone calls on an Apple mobile device within Garmin Pilot, so it’s
easier to complete phone calls over a headset while in flight. The GSR
56 also supports the display of weather on compatible avionics.

Two-way flight plan transfer

Flight Stream 510 supports wireless flight plan transfer via Bluetooth
between the GTN 650/750 and the industry’s most popular mobile
applications, Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight Mobile. When the avionics are
powered on, the flight plan transfer occurs with a couple of taps.
Flight plans can be saved within the flight plan catalog or activated
for immediate use within the GTN. With Flight Stream, pilots have the
added convenience of flight planning on a mobile device and wirelessly
transferring it to the GTN in seconds so more time can be devoted to
other activities prior to departure.

Stream wireless traffic, weather, GPS and more

The information and capabilities provided by Flight Stream 510 are
enhanced even further when the GTN 650/750 is interfaced to the GTX 345
all-in-one ADS-B transponder or GDL® 88 ADS-B datalink. When
paired with either of these products, ADS-B traffic and
subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather3
display via Bluetooth on a mobile device operating Garmin Pilot or
ForeFlight Mobile. As part of Garmin’s Terminal Safety Solutions,
TargetTrend™ relative motion technology and TerminalTraffic™ enhance the
traffic display within Garmin Pilot and the GTN 650/750. 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 that are ADS-B Out compliant. Pilots also have access to a
comprehensive set of FIS-B weather products, including NEXRAD, METARs,
TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs and AIRMET/SIGMETs.

Adding to the wireless versatility of Flight Stream 510, GPS location
information from the GTN navigators can be shared to display precise
position information within mobile devices. Customers who have a
G500/G600 glass flight display paired with a GTN 650/750 can also
display back-up attitude information within Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight
Mobile. The Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) from the
G500/G600 is utilized to display dynamic pitch and bank information
within these apps.

Flight Stream 510 compatibility is further extended to include the GDL
69/69A SiriusXM datalink receiver, which supports the display of
SiriusXM Aviation weather within Garmin Pilot in the U.S. and Canada.
Pilots and passengers also have access to channel selections, volume
controls and can save favorite audio channels for convenient remote
control and access of SiriusXM satellite radio from anywhere in the

Garmin portables including the aera® 795/796 and the aera 660
are also compatible with Flight Stream 510, which support the display of
ADS-B traffic, FIS-B weather information and more. TargetTrend and
TerminalTraffic also enhance the traffic display within the aera 795/796
and aera 660, while FIS-B weather products can be overlaid on the moving
map and dedicated weather pages. Additionally, the aera 660 supports
wireless flight plan transfer, as well as the display of back-up
attitude information.

Flight Stream 510 is expected to be available in August for a list price
of $1,495. The latest GTN 650/750 software upgrade that supports
wireless database transfer and more is expected to be available in
August through a Garmin Authorized Dealer (installation charges may
apply). A compatible version of Garmin Pilot for Apple and Android
mobile devices is expected to be available later this week on the
flyGarmin® website. Customers can also visit flyGarmin to
download the most up-to-date database information for their Garmin
avionics. For additional information, visit:

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1. Dependent on connection and database size

2. Requires a GSR 56 Iridium datalink and a Connext service plan

3. Limited to coverage in the United States

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, Connext, SafeTaxi, FliteCharts, GDL, aera and flyGarmin
are registered trademarks and GTN, Garmin Pilot, TargetTrend and
TerminalTraffic are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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