Garmin® introduces the GTX 335D and GTX 345D ADS-B diversity transponders

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GTX™ 335D and GTX 345D, two diversity transponders that
provide optimal Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out
coverage and visibility while operating throughout the global airspace
system. The GTX 335D offers ADS-B Out, while the GTX 345D provides ADS-B
Out, as well as ADS-B In traffic and weather for display on compatible
avionics and mobile devices. Remote-mount versions are also available.
The GTX 335D/GTX 345D are intended for qualifying aircraft that may
prefer or require a diversity solution, while also meeting or exceeding
global ADS-B airspace requirements.

“The GTX 335D and GTX 345D are yet another example of our leadership
position within the ADS-B market as we continue to provide global
solutions for all segments of aviation,” said Carl Wolf, vice president
of aviation sales and marketing. “With more ADS-B solutions fielded than
anyone else, Garmin is committed to providing ADS-B upgrade options to
aircraft owners around the globe that address their operational needs,
and with the GTX 345D, giving them the option to receive ADS-B In
benefits in the cockpit.”

The GTX 335D/GTX 345D utilize two antennas mounted on the top and bottom
of the aircraft, providing superior operational coverage. As opposed to
having a single antenna that is mounted on the bottom of the aircraft,
diversity antennas help reduce antenna “shading” caused when the
aircraft turns or maneuvers. Diversity antennas also improve
line-of-sight visibility and allow the transponder to more robustly send
and receive ADS-B transmissions from other participating aircraft,
further improving visibility while operating throughout the global
airspace system.

Select G1000®, G1000 NXi and G3000™-equipped aircraft have an
elegant and simple path to incorporate a diversity transponder-based
ADS-B solution using the GTX 335D/GTX 345D. A remote-mounted version of
the GTX 335D or GTX 345D takes the place of the aircraft’s transponder
and interfaces with the aircraft’s existing WAAS position source to meet
ADS-B Out requirements. The GTX 345D is capable of displaying various
ADS-B In benefits, including subscription free Flight Information
Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather1 and ADS-B traffic on the
primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD).

In addition to integrated flight deck compatibility, the GTX 335D/GTX
345D interface with a variety of other Garmin avionics, flight displays
and mobile devices. These include the GTN™ 650/750 and GNS™ 430W/530W
navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi/G700 TXi and G500/G600 flight
displays, as well as the aera® 796/795 and aera 660
portables. These transponders are also compatible with the
Garmin Pilot™, FltPlan Go and ForeFlight Mobile applications, as well as
other third-party avionics. Display capabilities vary, visit the Garmin
website for full compatibility details.

The GTX 345D unlocks more capabilities for pilots by displaying ADS-B
traffic and FIS-B weather on compatible products in the cockpit.
Exclusive features such as TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ further
enhance the display of traffic within Garmin products. The GTX 345D also
includes a dual-link ADS-B receiver that provides pilots with a complete
picture of ADS-B equipped traffic. The GTX 345D may be integrated into
the aircraft’s audio panel to provide ATC-like audible alerts, such as
“Traffic: 10 O’Clock, same altitude, two miles” to help pilots keep
their eyes outside the cockpit when looking for traffic. FIS-B weather
products include NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures
aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs. New FIS-B weather products,
including lightning, turbulence, icing (current and forecast) and cloud
tops are currently capable of displaying on Garmin Pilot and the
aera 660. Additional Garmin display compatibility with these new FIS-B
weather products is expected later this year.

The GTX 335D and GTX 345D ADS-B transponders have received Technical
Standard Order (TSO) authorization from the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) and deliveries for select installations will begin
immediately. Garmin will have an updated Aircraft Model List (AML)
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in May comprising of hundreds of
aircraft makes and models. The GTX 335D and GTX 345D are available for a
list price of $6,495 and $7,995 respectively. For additional information
regarding the industry’s most comprehensive line of ADS-B solutions,

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
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive,
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1. Limited to coverage in the United States.
Price quoted does not include installation.

About Garmin

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 and G1000 are registered trademarks and GTX,
TargetTrend, TerminalTraffic, Garmin Pilot, G3000, GTN and GNS are
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc.
Jessica Koss
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