Introducing the Garmin® Head-up Display (GHD) system for integrated flight decks

Selected for new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Garmin Head-up Display (GHD 2100), for super-midsize,
midsize and light business aircraft. The GHD system incorporates modern
optical design within a single display unit, projecting a crisp, clear
view of pertinent flight information while also offering superior
integration with Garmin Integrated Flight Decks for a near-seamless
transition between the GHD and primary flight display (PFD). The GHD is
a compact, self-contained projection system with a large 30-degree by
24-degree field-of-view. Driven by the Garmin Integrated Flight Deck,
the GHD projects a familiar presentation of critical flight information,
symbology and more, contributing to increased safety and operational
benefits and providing optimal situational awareness throughout every
phase of flight.

“Industry studies indicate that flying with a HUD is safer in reduced
visibilities, deteriorating weather conditions and in challenging
environments,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales
and marketing. “We’ve worked hard to harmonize the GHD and Garmin’s
Integrated Flight Decks so pilots are provided with a seamless in-flight
experience throughout the cockpit. Pilots can expect the innovation and
future growth potential available with the GHD to be matched with the
same forward-thinking advancements we’ve cultivated for more than a
decade with the Garmin Integrated Flight Deck and many other avionics

Garmin is also pleased to announce the new GHD will be incorporated on
the new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude, in conjunction with the
G5000™ Integrated Flight Deck. Wolf added, “We are proud to expand our
long-standing relationship with Textron Aviation by providing the latest
HUD technologies on the new, state-of-the-art Citation Longitude
business jet.”

Compact form factor with a wide angle field-of-view

A small, compact projection system allows the GHD to be integrated into
a variety of business aircraft cockpits while also maintaining
comfortable head clearance. The GHD delivers a 30-degree, wide angle
field-of-view and is placed at a comfortable viewing distance from the
pilot’s head position. Information is displayed in an easy to read
format and delivers supreme clarity and brightness in all lighting
conditions. Whether in clouds, day or night, the GHD incorporates
intelligent dimming, which automatically adapts to ambient light and
allows pilots to focus on flying the aircraft. Further reducing pilot
workload, the GHD offers declutter mode so pilots can optimize the
display to suit their needs. The GHD boasts a simplistic control
interface and offers similarities in tactile operation with the Garmin
Integrated Flight Deck for an even more seamless transition throughout
the cockpit.

Superior integration with Garmin Integrated Flight Decks

Because the GHD is highly integrated with the Garmin Flight Deck,
consistent symbology is utilized between both systems so pilots
experience a near-seamless transition when flying with the PFD or with
the GHD. In addition to displaying flight-critical PFD information, the
GHD displays conformal attitude and flight path information overtop the
real-world view, alongside navigation data, flight plan information,
autopilot modes, master warning/caution annunciations and more.

Also integrated on the GHD, SurfaceWatch™ provides visual and aural cues
to help prevent pilots from taking off and landing on a taxiway, on a
runway that is too short or on the wrong runway based on performance
data entered during preflight. For example, while on approach to a land
on a runway that is snow-covered or in an airport environment with
reduced visibilities, SurfaceWatch highlights and outlines the
pilot-selected runway on the GHD and on the PFD so it’s easier to

Flight Path Marker-based flight director

The Flight Path Marker within the GHD precisely displays where the
aircraft is flying, taking into account crosswind, angle of attack and
other factors that impact the dynamic position and heading of the
aircraft. Coupled with a flight path-based flight director, the pilot
can more easily establish desired aircraft flight path relative to the
outside world. The Flight Path Marker includes additional features such
as speed offset and velocity cue, allowing for precise energy
management. Utilizing the Flight Path Marker, pilots are also provided
with a complete view of aircraft performance information in a
consolidated area. The combination of the Flight Path Marker and flight
path-based flight director allows pilots to more easily establish and
maintain a stabilized approach to land.

Powerful situational awareness with Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™)

Pilots are provided with an enhanced level of situational awareness with
SVT, which presents a 3D depiction of terrain, traffic, obstacles, the
runway environment and more within the GHD, supplementing the outside
view with pertinent flight information. A powerful graphics processor
generates the synthetic vision view, which closely resembles the same
SVT view on the Garmin Integrated Flight Deck. Because the synthetic
vision image replicates what the pilot would see outside the cockpit on
a clear day, pilots can more easily transition from flying with the GHD
to the flight display or outside view.

Poised for future growth

The GHD is positioned to further expand its present capabilities. Future
options such as integrating with external cameras, including Enhanced
Vision Systems (EVS), provide significant improvements in situational
awareness in fog and other low visibility situations. Future
capabilities also include integration with a Combined Vision System
(CVS), which blends EVS and SVT images to present pertinent levels of
detail to the pilot, particularly during approach and landing.

The GHD also allows the operator to pursue Special Authorization
Category I (CAT I), as well as Special Authorization Category II (CAT
II) Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach minima.

For additional information, visit the Garmin exhibit (H46) at the
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva,
Switzerland, May 22-24, 2017 or contact [email protected].

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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, 913-397-8200 [email protected]