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November 15, 1999

Garmin® Technology Takes to the Skies Again with GPS 400 and GNC® 420

GPS 400

GNC 420

Avionics manufacturer introduces two products that give pilots the features they need at the price they want to pay

OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin International, the aviation industry's leading GPS manufacturer, is once again changing the way pilots navigate. The company that brought you the amazing GNS 430, a combination GPS/Comm with VOR, LOC, glideslope and color moving map, is now offering the aviation industry two more options in panel mount avionics - the GNC 420 and the GPS 400.

"Those pilots that marveled at all the technology of the GNS 430, but want a scaled-down version that will complement their existing avionics now have alternatives," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International.

With the GNC 420, Garmin has taken the navigation accuracy of GPS and combined it with a 10-watt Comm and a color display. With its self-nomination feature, pilots can easily load their next Comm frequency into standby with the touch of a button. Additionally, the GNC 420 is a self-contained unit, meaning both annunciation and switching are included in one box. The GNC 420 is also TSO C129a certified for non-precision approach use.

The GPS 400 takes the best in Garmin GPS design and combines it with a full-color moving map for the best in situational awareness. The map features a built-in database that shows airports, cities, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes and coastlines in bright colors. Thanks to a high-contrast color display, the information can be easily read from wide viewing angles even in direct sunlight. The GPS 400, a GPS with color moving map, is also TSO C129a certified for non-precision approaches.

"These two products are perfect for the pilot that desires cutting edge technology but has limited needs and a desire to spend less," said Kelley.

The GPS 400 will carry a suggested list price of $6795 and will be available in the first quarter of 2000. The GNC 420 will also be available in the first quarter of 2000 at a suggested list price of $7995.