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September 25, 2002

Garmin® Receives STC for Avionics on Select Cessna Citation Aircraft

OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), announced today that the company has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Cessna Aircraft Company’s first business jet, the Citation 500 (serial numbers 001-274), paving the way for factory and retrofit installation of the Garmin avionics suite on Citations.

"We pursued the STC to share the benefits of our avionics suite with current fleet of Cessna model 500 owners and operators," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing. "For existing owners, our avionics suite will bring their aircraft into the 21st Century, in terms of cutting-edge navigation and communications capabilities."

The Garmin avionics suite consists of dual GNS 530s and dual GTX™ 327 digital transponders. At the heart of the Garmin avionics suite is the revolutionary GNS 530 — an integrated IFR GPS/NAV/ COM/ILS with VOR/LOC and glideslope on a high-resolution color display, delivering navigation-critical data on a single screen for easy pilot scanning and reduced cockpit workload. The GNS 530 also has interface capabilities for traffic, weather and lightning detection to provide increased safety and situational awareness to the owner and operator of the aircraft. The GTX 327 is a Mode-C transponder that displays flight time and current pressure altitude, and its solid-state design requires no warm-up time, reduces power output and lowers heat emissions.

This STC is available at no charge through Garmin Authorized Service and Installation facilities. The STC covers other Garmin avionics combinations, including GNS 530/430 and dual GNS 430 stacks.


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 or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark, and GNS 530, GNS 430, GTX 327 and GMA 340 are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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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 future financial position, revenues, earnings, product introductions, plans and objectives 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. Information concerning risk factors that could affect Garmin's actual results is contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2001 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