Garmin® expands aviation database coverage and capabilities in Australia

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced it has received approval of a CASR 175.C Data Service Provider
(DSP) certificate from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA),
enabling expanded aviation database coverage in Australia. In addition
to the integration of Airservices Australia data into the suite of
Garmin databases, Garmin Pilot™ within Australia has also expanded to
offer additional data and supports connectivity between Apple mobile
devices and compatible avionics in the cockpit, including wireless
flight plan transfer. Pilots can now take advantage of these new
databases in Australia within Garmin Pilot, as well as in a new,
cost-effective PilotPak database bundle on the flyGarmin®

“We’re excited to offer our Australian customers new aviation database
options and packages, as well as an expanded Garmin Pilot app that
provides convenient, wireless connectivity with the avionics in their
cockpit,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and
marketing. “In addition to providing our customers with more database
options, we’re proud of this tremendous accomplishment and extend our
appreciation to CASA so we can provide Australian pilots with economical
aviation database coverage in a comprehensive package.”

Australian PilotPak aviation databases

Garmin is offering expanded database options that are new to Australia
so customers have access to even more information in-flight. In addition
to navigation data, airport directory and terrain database information
available today, the new Australian PilotPak adds Garmin FliteCharts,
which consists of departure and approach procedures (DAP). Approach
procedures are geo-referenced, displaying the aircraft location as it
relates to the instrument approach. Additionally, SafeTaxi®
aerodrome diagrams, as well as IFR/VFR Charts are available. This
includes enroute charts, Visual Navigation Charts (VNC), Visual Terminal
Charts (VTC), World Aeronautical Charts (WAC) and IFR Terminal Area
Charts (TAC). The Australian PilotPak provides database updates for all
compatible avionics in a single aircraft and is available immediately on for $997 USD.

Select databases in the Australian PilotPak are compatible with the
following avionics:

  • GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen navigators
  • G500 TXi™/G600 TXi/G700 TXi/G500H TXi flight displays
  • G500/G600/G500H flight displays
  • G1000®, G1000 NXi, G2000®, G3000®,
    G5000®, G1000H® and G5000H Integrated Flight
  • G3X™, G3X Touch™ and G900X® glass flight displays

Garmin portables that are compatible with select Australian databases

  • aera® 660
  • aera 795/796 series
  • aera 500 series
  • GPSMAP® 695/696
  • GPSMAP 495/496

Garmin Pilot Australia for Apple mobile devices

Available in two tiers, customers in Australia can now select which
Garmin Pilot subscription best suits their flying. The Garmin Pilot
Standard subscription includes navigation data and now, adds Visual
Navigation Charts (VNC), Visual Terminal Charts (VTC), World
Aeronautical Charts (WAC), IFR low and high enroute charts, IFR Terminal
Area Charts (TAC) and the Australian Aerodrome AIP. The Garmin Pilot
Premium subscription adds geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts and SafeTaxi
aerodrome diagrams. NEXRAD radar imagery, METARs and TAFs can also be
viewed within the moving map in Garmin Pilot within both subscriptions.

Using Garmin Pilot, customers can also take advantage of the benefits
and efficiencies of a wireless cockpit. Connext® integration
allows Garmin Pilot customers to develop their flight plan within the
app and seamlessly transfer it to their avionics prior to their flight.
Flight plans also remain in sync throughout the flight and flight plan
amendments can easily be made within Garmin Pilot and sent to a
compatible navigator, including the GTN 650/750, GNS 430W/530W, G1000
NXi and G3X Touch. The sharing of GPS position information, as well as
back-up attitude information can be displayed within the synthetic
vision page within the app. Using Flight Stream 510, customers can also
take advantage of Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation
databases from the Garmin Pilot app to Garmin avionics, including the
GTN 650/750, G1000 NXi and G500 TXi/G600 TXi.

The Australian PilotPak can be purchased and downloaded from the
flyGarmin website for $997 USD. Garmin Pilot Australia is available from
the Apple App Store as a free download for the first 30 days. After the
30-day trial period, customers may purchase the Garmin Pilot Standard
subscription for $99.99 USD annually, which includes navigation data,
Australian Aerodrome AIP, VNC, VTC, WAC, IFR low/high enroute charts, as
well as IFR TAC charts. For $49.99 USD customers can add the Garmin
Pilot Premium upgrade, which includes FliteCharts and SafeTaxi, along
with synthetic vision, terrain and obstacle alerting. For additional
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