Garmin® introduces the GDL 50 portable ADS-B traffic and weather receiver

Now delivering most comprehensive line-up of portable ADS-B solutions with the GDL 50/51/52

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GDL 50, a portable device capable of receiving Automatic
Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather, GPS and
aircraft attitude1 information for display on select
portables and mobile devices. A remote-mount version of the GDL 50, the
GDL 50R, is also available. Exclusive features such as TargetTrend™ and
TerminalTraffic™ further enhance the ADS-B traffic picture and are
unique to Garmin products. Wireless and hardwired compatibility of the
GDL 50/50R includes the G3X™ Touch glass flight display, the aera® 660
and aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity
with the Garmin Pilot™ app on Apple and Android mobile devices.

“The GDL series is yet another example of how we’re committed to
delivering a variety of ADS-B and SiriusXM solutions that provide unique
benefits and capabilities beyond what is available on the market today,”
said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing.
“With the GDL series, we’re excited to bring modern, all-inclusive
portable solutions that have superior battery life and exceptional
features so pilots can easily access the benefits of ADS-B traffic and

A successor to the GDL 39 3D, the GDL 50 combines dual-link ADS-B
traffic, a wide range of Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B)
weather products, GPS and back-up aircraft attitude1
information that displays on compatible Connext® products via
Bluetooth® wireless technology or hardwired connections.
FIS-B weather products received by the GDL 50 include NEXRAD imagery,
METARs, TAFs, wind and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and more.
Additionally, pilots also have access to the most recent data as the GDL
50 continually downloads traffic and weather information in the
background – even while the display is sleeping.

In addition to comprehensive weather data, pilots utilizing the GDL 50
can receive ADS-B traffic information and audible alerts to easily
identify potential traffic conflicts while in-flight. Dual-link
technology allows the GDL 50 to receive ADS-B In traffic on both 978 MHz
and 1090 MHz frequencies, offering the most complete traffic picture and
superior situational awareness. For aircraft that are properly equipped
to meet ADS-B Out with a certified solution, the portable GDL 50 ADS-B
In receiver provides an even better traffic picture by also receiving
TIS-B traffic data from ground stations.

Exclusive to Garmin products, patented TargetTrend provides pilots with
a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure
rates, particularly in airspace with high volumes of traffic so pilots
can more easily discern traffic targets that pose the greatest threat.
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. ADS-B traffic can
be overlaid on the dedicated traffic page, the moving map, as well as
IFR/VFR charts on compatible devices.

Boasting superior battery life, a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
allows the GDL 50 to receive ADS-B traffic, FIS-B weather, GPS and
back-up aircraft attitude information for up to 8 hours on a single
charge. On applicable devices, back-up attitude1 information
can be displayed within the synthetic vision (SVX) or the aircraft panel
pages for use in VFR conditions. Capable of wirelessly streaming data to
two devices and making hardwired connections to two additional devices
simultaneously, the GDL 50 offers quick and convenient access to
essential information throughout the cockpit.

In addition to the GDL 50/50R, both the GDL 52/52R and GDL 51/51R
portable receivers are available and shipping. The GDL 51/51R is a
portable SiriusXM receiver while the GDL 52/52R combines both SiriusXM
and ADS-B receive capabilities. The introduction of the new GDL series
completes the industry’s most comprehensive line-up of portable ADS-B In
and SiriusXM aviation receivers. The GDL 50 and GDL 50R are available
immediately for a street price of $849. For additional information and
offer details, visit:

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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1. The attitude information provided by the GDL 50 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 conditions.

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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, Connext and SafeTaxi are registered trademarks
and TerminalTraffic and TargetTrend, G3X and Garmin Pilot are trademarks
of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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