Garmin Pilot™ application expands features, capabilities and global reach

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced several global enhancements and an expanded feature set for
the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices.
European IFR autorouting and flight plan filing, improved airspace
classifications, the wireless transfer of Jeppesen charts via Flight
Stream 510 and more are available with the latest Garmin Pilot update
for Apple mobile devices. Additionally, Garmin Pilot is making its debut
as a comprehensive global navigation application for Android mobile
devices, allowing customers to flight plan and view weather products
throughout the world within the app. These series of global enhancements
bring superior flight planning, filing, flight logging capabilities and
more to Garmin Pilot customers within an all-inclusive, single
application solution.

“As we continue to pack more features and capabilities into Garmin
Pilot, we’re excited to provide our customers around the world with a
premier application that they can utilize throughout every phase of
flight,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and
marketing. “As our global customer base continues to grow, we are
excited to further expand worldwide flight planning capabilities,
navigation and global weather coverage alongside game-changing
integration, wireless connectivity and superior situational awareness
tools so Garmin Pilot customers have access to the information they need
to make the best informed decisions on the ground and in-flight.”

European IFR flight plan filing and autorouting for Apple mobile

New Eurocontrol autorouting and flight plan filing within Garmin Pilot
allows pilots to more easily file flight plans and fly throughout
complex European airspaces. Within Garmin Pilot, autorouting is easily
accessed in the trip planning page, allowing pilots to select the
departure/destination airport pairs and areas to avoid. Routes are
validated by Eurocontrol and then presented based on optimized criteria
set by the pilot, including time, fuel required or altitude. Pilots can
also browse alternate route proposals, select the most appropriate for
their flight and easily activate the route within the Trip Planning
page. For easier interpretation, pilots can also view the route on a map
prior to filing and activating the flight plan.

Wireless transfer of Jeppesen charts via Flight Stream 510

Customers with a GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen navigator or the new G1000®
NXi integrated flight deck with Flight Stream 510 can now take advantage
of the wireless transfer of Jeppesen charts via Garmin Pilot on an Apple
mobile device. Flight Stream 510 supports Database Concierge, the
wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app to a
compatible GTN navigator or the G1000 NXi. In addition to Database
Concierge, Flight Stream 510 also enables two-way flight plan transfer
between the GTN or the G1000 NXi and shares traffic, weather, GPS
information, back-up attitude information and more between mobile
devices and compatible avionics.

Additional features included within the Garmin Pilot app for Apple
mobile devices:

  • Easily access winds aloft data from the radial menu for easy viewing
    at a glance.
  • Configurable radar color tables allow pilots to customize the color
    intensity of the radar returns based on preference.
  • Pilots can access and utilize the scratch pad in split-screen mode.

Garmin Pilot introduces a global application for Android mobile

New for Android mobile devices, Garmin Pilot is now a full-featured
navigation application for use throughout the world, including flight
planning, global weather information, VFR flight plan filing and more.
Rich, interactive maps integrated within Garmin Pilot offer worldwide
coverage using Jeppesen NavData. Highly configurable maps also allow
pilots to choose between track-up or north-up orientation depending on
preference. Unique to Garmin Pilot, a radial menu provides easy
on-screen access to perform common tasks in-flight or on the ground,
including the option to create user waypoints, navigate direct-to,
graphically edit flight plans, view weather conditions and airport
information at a glance.

Global weather information including METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs,
NOTAMs and winds aloft may be displayed graphically as an overlay on the
moving map page, within the airport information page and as a widget in
split-screen mode. Additionally, radar and satellite imagery for Western
Europe, Canada, Australia and the U.S. provide pilots with even more
weather products so it’s easy to determine if precipitation or cloud
cover will impact a particular flight.

Additional features also included within Garmin Pilot for Android mobile

  • FastFind, which incorporates predictive logic to suggest airports and
    waypoints using current GPS location so entering flight plan
    information is faster and easier.
  • European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs), which can be overlaid on the
    moving map and be incorporated into a flight plan for easy navigation
    throughout Europe.

The newest release of Garmin Pilot for Apple and Android mobile devices
are both available immediately. For new customers, Garmin Pilot is
available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store as a free
download for the first 30 days. After the 30-day trial period, customers
may purchase an annual subscription of Garmin Pilot starting at $74.99.
for additional information.

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to
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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devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
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Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
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