Garmin® delivers 500th G1000® integrated flight deck upgrade for King Air aircraft

Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
celebrated the delivery of its 500th G1000 integrated flight
deck upgrade for King Air aircraft. For more than a decade, the G1000
has modernized the King Air cockpit by providing operators with enhanced
operational benefits and increased aircraft utility, while also offering
significant weight savings and a lower cost of operation. Earlier this
year, Garmin began deliveries of the G1000 NXi for King Air aircraft,
which carries on the lineage and success of the renowned G1000
integrated flight deck.

“As one of the most successful avionics retrofits in this class of
aircraft, we have seen G1000 installations in King Air aircraft of
varying backgrounds – from fleet workhorses to individual operators,”
said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing.
“We would like to express our gratitude to not only our customers, but
our talented and trusted dealer network who have helped us to achieve
such a tremendous milestone. We look forward to growing the success of
this program even further so thousands of owners and operators can
continue to experience the benefits of the G1000 and G1000 NXi
integrated flight deck in the King Air cockpit.”

The milestone G1000 was installed by Elliott Aviation in Moline,
Illinois in a King Air B200 operated by Keewatin Air, a long-time Garmin
customer. Keewatin Air provides medevac and air ambulance services in
remote areas of the rugged Canadian Arctic. This milestone upgrade marks
Keewatin Air’s ninth G1000 integrated flight deck upgrade within their
fleet of King Air aircraft, with intentions to add more in the future.

“For the past eight years, the Garmin G1000 retrofit program for King
Air aircraft has played a major role in the success of Elliott Aviation.
This program shines above all others because it replaces the entire
avionics suite – not just parts of the system – and it literally
zero-times the aircraft avionics with the latest technology and
best-in-class Garmin customer support,” said Mark Wilken, Elliott
Aviation vice president of avionics programs and operational logistics.
“Elliott Aviation viewed this program as a true winner from the
beginning and we look to forward retrofitting many more King Air’s with
G1000 NXi for years to come.”

“Keewatin Air operates an all-G1000 fleet – equipping seven aircraft in
2015 and two more in 2017 – which has allowed us to set the standard in
air ambulance operations and ensure that our flight crews have the best
systems available to them to help make every medevac a safe and
successful mission,” said D. Wayne McLeod, CEO/president of Keewatin
Air. “This standardization has also resulted in significant maintenance
cost savings in our operation.”

This Garmin milestone comes 10 years after the company announced its
initial retrofit program for the King Air, which has grown to include
the King Air C90A/B, 200, B200, 300 and 350 series aircraft. Since its
introduction, the G1000 integrated flight deck has revolutionized the
King Air cockpit by incorporating key benefits, such as Synthetic Vision
Technology (SVT™), Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP),
geo-referenced approach charts, datalink weather and more. With the
G1000 upgrade, these aircraft also comply with global airspace
modernization initiatives as they receive a fully integrated, Automatic
Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution, PBN/RNP and
LPV/APV approach guidance. As a complete retrofit, the G1000 upgrade
solves parts obsolescence among the King Air fleet with zero-time
avionics and provides an estimated weight savings of 200 pounds or more
compared to the current system, allowing additional baggage, passenger
and fuel load flexibility.

Announced in January 2017, the successor to the ever-popular G1000
integrated flight deck, the G1000 NXi, has continued to build upon its
success. Boasting modernized flight displays, the G1000 NXi supports
faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the PFD and MFD.
Features such as wireless cockpit connectivity – including wireless
aviation database updates using Garmin Flight Stream, enhanced
situational awareness with SurfaceWatch™ and more, are all available
with the G1000 NXi. Modernized situational awareness tools such as
geographical map overlay within the HSI and visual approaches add to the
G1000 NXi feature set. Additionally, King Air owners and operators with
an existing G1000 integrated flight deck can upgrade to the G1000 NXi
with minimal aircraft down time and disruption to the panel as the
displays preserve the same footprint and connector.

For additional information regarding the G1000 NXi upgrade for the King
Air, visit the Garmin exhibit (C12412) at the National Business Aviation
Association Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, Nevada,
October 10-12, 2017 or contact Scott Frye at (913) 440-2412 or [email protected].
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