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Garmin® Expands ADS-B Display Compatibility

July 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced new ADS-B display compatibilities with select G1000 Integrated Flight Decks, GMX 200/MX 20 multi-function displays (MFDs) and third-party displays using the GDL 88® ADS-B datalink and a publicly available protocol. Through this new compatibility, customers can receive and display select ADS-B In traffic and weather benefits while Connext™ provides wireless access to complete display benefits on a mobile device using Garmin Pilot™, as well as the aera® 796/795 aviation portable. In addition to ADS-B In, the GDL 88 provides pilots with a rule-compliant ADS-B Out solution for customers operating below 18,000 feet within the U.S.

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GDL 88 ADS-B Datalink (Photo: Business Wire)

GDL 88 ADS-B Datalink (Photo: Business Wire)

“We continue to focus on providing optimal solutions to better serve our wide-ranging customer base, providing them with options to receive beneficial ADS-B information with their existing aircraft and avionics displays,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We are thrilled to open up display possibilities, which range from multi-function displays to select third-party displays, to give these customers a path to achieve ADS-B compliance.”

ADS-B traffic and weather display on the GMX 200 and MX 20 MFDs, providing these customers with select ADS-B In benefits, including NEXRAD, as well as textual weather products such as METARs, TAFs, PIREPs and winds aloft. Third-party display support is also available, giving even more customers ADS-B In/Out capabilities. Through a third-party interface in the GDL 88, compatibility is also expanded to include select Aspen Avionics flight displays, which is expected later this year.

Customers with a G1000 Integrated Flight Deck with a GDL 90 ADS-B transceiver can now take advantage of an easy upgrade path by substituting the GDL 90 with the GDL 88 to meet ADS-B Out requirements when operating below 18,000 feet. ADS-B In traffic information, as well as NEXRAD and METAR information is derived from Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather, for display on the G1000. Additionally, for most aircraft owners with G1000-equipped aircraft, Garmin has identified cost-effective solutions that will bring ADS-B Out to WAAS and non-WAAS G1000-equipped aircraft through our global partners, while also providing select ADS-B In benefits. Complete ADS-B In benefits like Garmin’s exclusive TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ will be optionally available using the Connext wireless cockpit connectivity interface on mobile devices. Additionally, aircraft manufacturers continue to work on a completely integrated solution. Expect an update on Garmin’s progress in early 2016.

The GDL 88 ADS-B datalink provides full ADS-B benefits on an installed display in the panel. As part of the Garmin Vantage ADS-B suite, the GDL 88 is approved for hundreds of makes and models of aircraft, providing pilots who operate in the U.S. with a simple, straightforward option to meet airspace requirements.

The GDL 88 provides even more benefits when incorporating Flight Stream 210/110, a small, Bluetooth® wireless gateway, which is easily installed with Garmin avionics, enabling communication between avionics and up to two compatible devices. Flight planning is simplified with Flight Stream and the Garmin Pilot app on an iPad/iPhone and select Android devices, enabling communication between the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen series and the GNS 430W/530W navigators. Unique features such as TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic display within Garmin Pilot to provide pilots with added situational awareness as it relates to traffic in the surrounding airspace and airport environment.

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at,, or

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, GDL 88 and G1000 are registered trademarks and Connext, TargetTrend, TerminalTraffic and Garmin Pilot are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.

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Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2014, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Jessica Koss