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February 21, 1999

Garmin® Continues to Take Aviation World by Storm

OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin International, aviation's leading GPS manufacturer, continues to be inundated with requests for its popular GNS 430, a single aviation box with the ability to perform multiple tasks. In addition to the numerous orders Garmin has received, the GNS 430 has been selected as standard equipment in the New Piper Aircraft Archer and Saratoga, as well as the SR20 from Cirrus Design Corporation.

"Garmin has truly been overwhelmed with the enthusiasm the aviation community has shown toward the GNS 430," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International. "We knew all along this product would change the way pilots fly. Now with the positive reaction we've received from the industry, it looks like we're not the only ones who think so."

When joined with the GMA 340 audio panel, GTX™ 320 transponder and the GI 102 and GI 106 NAV indicators, the GNS 430 rounds out an impressive avionics stack.

The GNS 430

Known as the "one box," this latest demonstration of Garmin technology allows pilots to perform a variety of functions with a single unit. The GNS 430 is an integrated GPS/Comm with VOR, LOC and glideslope, which also features a full-color moving map. Specific features such as two concentric knobs, a backlit color display and intelligent frequency nomination directly from the Jeppesen® database make the GNS 430 easy to read and use. The GNS 430 comes complete with a detailed cartography database that shows cities, political boundaries, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes and coastlines in addition to the Jeppesen database.

The GTX 320 Transponder

The GTX 320 is a solid state 200 watt transponder. At only 7.7 inches deep and 1.6 pounds, the GTX 320 is shorter and lighter than most transponders currently on the market. Significantly, the GTX 320 is designed to slide into existing racks of older transponders needing replacement. The GTX 320 also has 11 to 33 volts compatible, 12-watt input. The GTX 320 features simple, standard four-knob tuning, TSO C74 class A1 certification, 4096 codes and altimeter reporting capability and is certified to 50,000 feet.

The GMA 340 Audio Panel

Garmin's audio panel is designed to offer pilots reliable and versatile audio switching functions in a user-friendly front panel layout. Among other things, the GMA 340 offers a six position stereo intercom, three Comm positions with split comm, marker beacon with audio muting, TX indication, and a speaker output for radios and PA function.

The GI 102 and GI 106 NAV Indicators

These course deviation indicators provide VOR, LOC, rectilinear needle movement and GPS navigation information. Both incorporate an internal resolver for GPS feedback information from the OBS setting as required by the C129 (A1) TSO. The GI 106 additionally includes glideslope information.

Suggested List Prices

GNS 430 $9250.

GMA 340 $1495.

GTX 320 $1495.

GI 102 $1450.

GI 106 $1550.