November 22, 2004
Garmin® Certifies G1000™ All-Glass Flightdeck for Mooney Aircraft
OLATHE, Kan./November 22, 2004/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that the company has received FAA approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on two aircraft models from Mooney Airplane Co. This approval paves the way for installation of Garmin’s G1000 integrated avionics system on the Ovation2 GX and Bravo GX, which will both feature a dual-display G1000 system.
“Mooney has built a loyal following with its Ovation and Bravo platforms, and this STC will only increase that devotion, now that the G1000 is being installed on the GX series,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s director of marketing. “For Mooney customers, the G1000 is the perfect complement to these high-performance airframes. The integrated design of the G1000 allows it to deliver outstanding reliability, increased situational awareness and overall ease of use.”
The G1000 system integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, engine, and sensor data on two 10.4-inch, high-definition LCDs in the Ovation2 GX and Bravo GX. These active-matrix displays feature XGA resolution (1,024x768-pixel count) and are capable of presenting data in brilliant, sunlight-readable color at wide viewing angles.
- The primary flight display (PFD) replaces most of the traditional cockpit instruments and digitally integrates flight information on a single, large-format display for easier interpretation by the pilot. The PFD interfaces with Garmin’s Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), which features rapid alignment while moving, including in-flight dynamic restarts.
- The multifunction display (MFD) puts all aircraft-systems monitoring and flight-planning functions at the pilot’s fingertips. The MFD paints a composite view of the aircraft’s environment, providing the pilot with all necessary information to make safe decisions during every phase of flight. Detailed engine parameters and aircraft situational data such as location, terrain, traffic, weather and airport information are all clearly depicted and can be quickly interpreted at a glance on the large-format display.
Deliveries of G1000-equipped Mooney Ovation2 GX and Bravo GX aircraft are expected to begin shortly.
- The integrated design and reversionary capabilities of the G1000 allow all flight-critical data to transfer seamlessly to a single display for added safety and peace of mind during flight.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices — most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark, and G1000 is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Mooney Airplane Co. is a general aviation manufacturer headquartered in Kerrville, Texas. Mooney currently sells five models of the M20, the highest performing four-place single engine piston powered aircraft — the Bravo DX and GX, the Ovation2 DX and GX, and the Ovation. Since its inception in 1946, the company has manufactured and delivered more than 10,000 aircraft worldwide. Today, 7,000 customers in the United States and 1,000 more overseas fly these proven, high-performance airplanes. For more information, visit www.mooney.com.
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This release includes projections and other forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Any statements regarding the company’s expected product certifications and product deliveries are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of risk factors affecting Garmin, including (but not limited to) Federal Aviation Administration product certification delays and the risk factors described in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2003 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K can be downloaded from www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.