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October 21, 1999

Garmin® GPS Becomes Standard Equipment on Select Raytheon Aircraft

Raytheon's Baron and Bonanza to carry Garmin's popular avionics box

OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of GPS for the general aviation industry, is pleased to announce a new agreement with Raytheon Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kan. The airplane manufacturer will offer Garmin's GNS 430 as standard equipment on its year 2000 Beech Bonanza B36TC, Beech Bonanza A36 and Beech Baron 58 models.

"Raytheon is a highly regarded aircraft manufacturer with a rich history," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International. "The Baron and Bonanza have established a tradition of excellence in the general aviation piston marketplace. We are thrilled that Garmin avionics will now be on board both of these fine airplanes."

The cockpit of the Baron and Bonanza will feature dual GNS 430s -- the impressive all-in-one avionics box and Garmin's GI 106A NAV indicator. The GNS 430 is an integrated IFR GPS/Comm with VOR, LOC, glideslope and a full-color moving map.

In addition to its brilliant four-inch diagonal color display, which allows for the best in situational awareness, the GNS 430 offers extensive interface capabilities which allow the unit to offer true MFD information. The display can show valuable weather and traffic information including the BF Goodrich STORMSCOPEÆ WX 500 Weather Mapping Sensor and the SKYWATCH Traffic Advisory System. The GNS 430 will also serve as the display interface for the Ryan TCAD 9900B and 9900BX traffic avoidance system.

The GNS 430 boasts other sophisticated features like a 2280 channel comm with 8.33 kHz spacing. This avionics box also comes complete with a detailed cartography database that shows cities, political boundaries, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes and coastlines in addition to the Jeppesen® database with a convenient front-loading area for the data card. Accessing this information is made easy by the addition of two concentric knobs and a series of function buttons.

The GNS 430 has been certificated under six different TSOs, including the IFR GPS certification under TSO C129a (A1) for terminal, en route and non-precision approach operation. In addition, it will be upgradable to the WAAS TSO C146 for stand-alone approach procedures.

Garmin-equipped Bonanzas and Barons will be available beginning the first quarter of 2000.

Raytheon Aircraft Company is based in Wichita, Kansas. For more information on Raytheon, please call (316) 676-5034 or visit their Web site: www.raytheon.com.

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