Garmin® adds visual approach guidance to the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen navigators

Additional features include GTX 3000 & TCAS II control/display and more

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the addition of new capabilities and enhancements for the
popular GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. New GTN features include
visual approach guidance, control and display of the GTX 3000
transponder and GTS 8000 Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System
(TCAS II)/Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS II), as well as
LNAV+V approaches without Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)
service. These new capabilities are enabled by a free1
software update, bringing even more feature enhancements to new and
existing GTN 650/750 navigators.

“We continue to expand the utility of the GTN 650/750 touchscreen
navigators by bringing advanced FMS functionality, like visual
approaches, to further benefit the pilot,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice
president of aviation sales and marketing. “In addition to an expanded
feature set within the GTN, we’re providing business aircraft with a
better, more economical path to ADS-B compliance, WAAS/LPV/FMS
capability, along with a feature-rich MFD. As we continue to serve
business and general aviation, the GTN 650/750 prove to be the go-to
solution across all segments.”

Visual approach guidance

Visual approach guidance is now available within the GTN 650/750, which
provides advisory vertical guidance in visual flight conditions based on
a published glide path angle or a three-degree glideslope from the
threshold of the runway, while considering terrain and obstacle
clearance. When selecting a visual approach, pilots can choose the
runway of intended landing and select vectors for the final approach
intercept to assist them in flying a stabilized approach. When a flight
plan is loaded, the GTN will also provide a shortcut to optionally load
and activate a visual approach when the aircraft is within 5 miles of
the destination airport if an approach is not already selected. By
utilizing visual approach guidance within the GTN, pilots are provided a
more stable descent and precise flight path throughout the approach and
landing phases of flight while operating in visual conditions.

ADS-B capability for TCAS II-equipped aircraft

Aircraft equipped with select third-party TCAS II/ACAS II systems can
pair a GTN 650/750 navigator with a GTX 3000 Mode-S ES transponder,
which now offers display2 and control capability, as well as
a simplified and economical path to ADS-B compliance and WAAS/LPV
approaches. Additionally, GTN navigators can display and control the GTS
8000 TCAS II/ACAS II system from the touchscreen display. Traffic
information is overlaid on the moving map, as well as the dedicated
traffic page. When paired with the GTS 8000, Garmin’s patented
TargetTrend™ technology provides pilots with a more intuitive method of
judging traffic trajectories and closure rates. The integration of
Garmin’s patented CLEAR CAS™ (Correlated Location Enhanced ADS-B
Receiver Collision Avoidance System) also uses a blended surveillance
method of active interrogation and passive reception of 1090 Extended
Squitter (ES) ADS-B data, reducing active interrogations by using
intruder position data received via ADS-B-equipped aircraft.

LNAV+V approaches without WAAS/SBAS

Pilots operating into airports throughout the world that are not served
by WAAS/SBAS can now receive advisory vertical guidance (LNAV+V) while
flying LNAV approaches with the GTN 650/750. By taking advantage of the
advisory glideslope offered by the GTN, pilots can more easily fly a
stabilized descent while flying LNAV approaches.

Improved Connext

Aircraft that are equipped with a GTN 650/750, GTX 345 all-in-one ADS-B
transponder and Flight Stream 510, can now receive attitude information
through a single Bluetooth® connection via Flight Stream 510.

These new features are expected to be available in May from Garmin
Authorized Dealers for hundreds of aircraft makes and models. The free1
GTN software upgrade is 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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1. Installation charges may apply.

2. Display of vertical speed constraints for Resolution
Advisory (RA) information requires an approved IVSI indicator compatible
with TCAS II to be installed in the primary field of view of the pilot.

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