Garmin® introduces industry-first, all-in-one portable ADS-B and SiriusXM Aviation receiver

GDL ® 52 gives thousands of Garmin portables and Garmin Pilot™ subscribers access to premium weather and audio entertainment, traffic, attitude information, GPS position and more

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GDL 52/51, a series of portable receivers that are capable
of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic
and weather, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather1 and audio
for display and control on select portables and mobile devices. The
flagship GDL 52 combines all of these functions into a single device,
while the GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM1 Aviation
weather and audio entertainment. Both variants also receive GPS position
data and display back-up attitude information2 within
compatible portable devices. Wireless and hardwired compatibility is
extended to include G3X™ Touch, the aera® 660 and
aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity with
the Garmin Pilot app, giving customers access to a full-featured suite
of weather products, ADS-B traffic and more using a single device.

“With the introduction of the new GDL series, we are reaffirming our
leadership position and commitment to providing pilots with the most
comprehensive in-flight traffic and weather solutions available on the
market,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and
marketing. “With the GDL 52, we’re excited to be the first to bring the
most economical and all-inclusive portable receiver to pilots who want
to access the benefits of ADS-B in weather and traffic without
compromising the advantages of SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio

The GDL 52 combines a dual-link ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver in one,
supplying ADS-B traffic, a wide range of Flight Information
Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products, as well as SiriusXM Aviation
weather and audio to compatible Connext® products via
Bluetooth® wireless technology or hardwired connections. The
GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM1 Aviation weather and
audio. The GDL 52/51 also receive GPS position and back-up attitude
information2 for display on select portables and mobile

In addition to comprehensive weather data, pilots utilizing the GDL 52
can receive ADS-B traffic information and audible alerts to easily
identify potential traffic conflicts. ADS-B traffic is overlaid on the
dedicated traffic page, the moving map, as well as IFR/VFR charts on
compatible devices. Exclusive to Garmin products, patented TargetTrend™
and TerminalTraffic™ further enhance the traffic picture. TargetTrend
provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target
trajectories and closure rates, while TerminalTraffic displays a
comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles
throughout the airport environment on the moving map and SafeTaxi®
airport diagram.

Boasting superior battery life, a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
allows the GDL 52 to receive ADS-B and SiriusXM data for up to 5 hours
on a single charge, while the GDL 51 can receive SiriusXM data for up to
7 hours. Pilots also have access to the most recent data as the GDL
series continually downloads traffic and weather information in the
background – even while the display is sleeping. Capable of wirelessly
streaming data to two devices and making hardwired connections to two
additional devices simultaneously, the GDL series offer quick and
convenient access to essential information throughout the cockpit.
Remote-mount versions of the GDL series, the GDL 52R/51R, can also be
wired to external power. The GDL 52/52R/51/51R can hardwire or
wirelessly connect to G3X Touch, the aera 660 and aera 795/796, while
also wirelessly connecting to the Garmin Pilot app.

By simply connecting a compatible Bluetooth headset to the GDL series,
pilots can wirelessly listen to audio services provided by SiriusXM1.
Volume adjustments and station selection are completed through a
compatible display. Additionally, pilots with a compatible audio panel
installed in the cockpit, such as the GMA™ 245/245R, GMA 345 and GMA
35c/350c/350Hc may connect the GDL 52/51 to the audio panel via
Bluetooth to wirelessly access SiriusXM audio. Audio panels with a wired
music input can also connect to the GDL 52/51 using a wired connection.
Additionally, a 3.5mm audio out jack is positioned on the side of the
portable receiver to so it’s easy to connect an audio panel to the GDL

The GDL 52/51 are compatible with G3X Touch, the aera 660 and aera
795/796 aviation portables and the Garmin Pilot app on Apple and Android
mobile devices. The GDL 51/51R are expected to be available for an
expected street price of $649. The GDL 52/52R are expected to be
available for an expected street price of $1,149. The GDL 52R and GDL
51/51R will be available next week through Garmin dealers at EAA
AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 24-30, 2017. Garmin dealers will
be taking orders for the portable GDL 52, which is anticipated to be
available Q4 2017.

The new GDL series also include a free trial of the Garmin Pilot app.
Both products are currently eligible for a SiriusXM Aviation rebate of
$200 with an initial purchase of a SiriusXM Aviation weather
subscription. Additionally, customers who purchase a GDL 52/52R will
receive the first three-months of a free monthly subscription to the
SiriusXM Pilot Preferred aviation weather package and the SiriusXM All
Access audio programming package at no cost. For additional information
and offer details, visit:

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OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an
expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that
are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information
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1. Compatible SiriusXM subscription required.
The attitude information provided by the GDL 51/52 is not intended to be
used as a source of attitude information for flight in instrument
meteorological conditions (IMC) and should not be used under these

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, aera and SafeTaxi are registered trademarks and G3X,
GMA, Garmin Pilot, TerminalTraffic and TargetTrend are trademarks of
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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, 913-397-8200 [email protected]