Garmin® announces EASA approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft in Europe

STC demonstrates EASA’s initiative to economically improve aircraft safety and is available immediately

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the G5
electronic flight instrument for installation in select certified
fixed-wing general aviation aircraft in Europe. The G5 electronic
flight instrument boasts state-of-the-art reliability and enhanced
safety benefits over failure-prone, mechanical gyro-driven instruments
as a standalone primary source of aircraft attitude or turn coordination
information. Installation approval is accomplished via supplemental type
certificate (STC) with a comprehensive approved model list (AML)
containing hundreds of individual aircraft models. This STC is
representative of EASA’s initiative to better support the certification
efforts of general aviation aircraft, while also authorizing specific
aircraft upgrades that enhance safety among the general aviation fleet
in Europe.

“We are grateful for EASA’s recent efforts and their dedication to
implement simpler, scalable regulations that are economical and allow
aircraft owners to more easily install modern flight instrumentation,
which ultimately improves safety among many aircraft under 2,700 kg.
throughout Europe,” said Phil Straub, Garmin executive vice president,
managing director of aviation. “This swift approval is a significant
milestone that revolutionizes the general aviation industry in Europe
and demonstrates Garmin’s industry-leading efforts to achieve these
approvals on behalf of our customers. Going forward, as we continue to
work with EASA and the FAA, we are eager to seek more cost-effective
avionics upgrade paths that increase safety for aircraft owners
throughout the world.”

Under the EASA STC, the G5 electronic flight instrument is approved for
installation in place of the aircraft’s primary attitude indicator or
turn coordinator via a Garmin-held STC for hundreds of certified
fixed-wing aircraft models. The bright, 3.5-inch (89 millimeters)
sunlight readable liquid crystal display (LCD) is approved as a primary
source of aircraft attitude or turn coordination information and as a
secondary source for altitude, airspeed and vertical speed. As part of
the STC, the G5 electronic flight instrument also includes a four-hour
back-up battery for use in the unlikely event of an aircraft alternator
failure. The G5 is approved for flight under VFR and IFR conditions and
is an economical addition for aircraft owners seeking improved safety
and reliability associated with a modern electronic flight instrument.

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 when arriving at the pre-selected
altitude. GPS-based track and groundspeed information are also displayed
within the G5 electronic flight instrument. Barometric setting,
preselected altitude and ground track bugs can easily be adjusted using
the dedicated rotary knob.

Suitable for installation in place of a standard 3-1/8-inch (79
millimeters) flight instrument, G5 measures 3-inches (76 millimeters) in
depth with the back-up battery so it can easily be integrated into a
wide range of aircraft. Installation is further simplified as the G5
only requires power, ground, pitot/static inputs and a WAAS antenna or
GPS input from a navigator such as the GTN™ 650/750 or GNS™ 430W/530W.

The G5 electronic flight instrument is EASA certified and is available
immediately for installation in hundreds of certified fixed-wing
aircraft models. The G5 electronic flight instrument can be purchased
through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network starting at a recommended
retail price of $2,349, which includes the install kit, back-up battery
and STC, and $2,699 with an optional GPS antenna. The G5 is also
supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation support team, which
provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional
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