Garmin® awarded supplier of the year by Airbus Helicopters

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced it received the 2018 Supplier of Excellence Award by Airbus
Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie,
Texas. Garmin was recently recognized as the Supplier of Excellence for
its unmatched responsiveness and competitiveness in various capacities,
including its support of the U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter program,
and for its overall support at the Airbus Helicopters completion center
in Columbus, Mississippi.

“It is an honor to be selected by Airbus Helicopters to receive the 2018
Supplier of Excellence Award as this is a testament to the hard work and
dedication provided by the entire Garmin team,” said Carl Wolf, vice
president of aviation sales and marketing. “Out of hundreds of
suppliers, it is humbling to be selected as the top supplier of the
year. As we look to the future, we look forward to growing our
relationship with Airbus Helicopters even further so we can continue to
deliver superior products to our respective customers.”

At its annual awards ceremony, Airbus Helicopters recognizes suppliers
who stand out in performance, competitiveness and reliability. A total
of five awards were presented as part of the 2018 Airbus Helicopters
North American Supplier Conference, ranging from on-time delivery and
on-time quality, to most improved. The Supplier of Excellence award that
was presented to Garmin is the top award given by Airbus Helicopters to
a supplier for outstanding service and material support at its U.S.
production facilities.

“We are pleased to be able to recognize Garmin’s efforts and thank them
for setting the example of what a successful supplier-manufacturer
strategic relationship should look like,” said Martin Gohr, senior
director of procurement at Airbus Helicopters, Inc. “Garmin’s
responsiveness has been consistent over the years and we look forward to
continuing to grow our relationship in the future.”

Most recently, Garmin and Airbus Helicopters collaborated on the U.S.
Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter program, equipping these helicopters with
Garmin avionics in support of a variety of missions, including flight
training, surveillance and reconnaissance, medical evacuations, border
security, VIP transport and disaster response. In all, more than 430
UH-72A’s have been delivered to the U.S. Army to support these efforts.

This award is among many industry accolades Garmin has recently
received. The Airbus Helicopters Supplier of Excellence Award joins a
total of nine additional supplier awards previously presented to Garmin
by various OEM’s within the last several years. Garmin was also awarded
top honors this year in avionics product support for the 15th
straight year by Aviation International News, and earned
the top spot in Professional Pilot magazine’s annual avionics
product support survey earlier this year for the 14th
consecutive year.

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
about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to

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devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
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