Garmin® Brings Safety Enhancing Angle of Attack System To General Aviation
OLATHE, Kan. -- March 13, 2014
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global
leader in satellite navigation, today announced an intuitive,safety
enhancing, and easy to install angle of attack (AOA) system available for
simple installation in general aviation aircraft. This system is comprised of
the new GI 260 AOA indicator, GAP 26 angle of attack probe, and GSU 25 air
data computer. The GI 260 is designed to offer pilots a quick, at-a-glance
understanding of AOA during the most critical phases of flight and offers
audible alerts during high-workload situations.
“We’re pleased to quickly introduce a product that supports the FAA’s recent
initiative to broaden adoption of angle of attack displays to improve safety,”
said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Now
this level of safety enhancing technology typically found on military and
commercial aircraft, is available to general aviation at a price within
Angle of attack offers a precise display of the angle between the wing and the
oncoming flow of air. The AOA system provides pilots with a visualized
indication of the flight characteristics leading to a stall using a
combination of colors and chevrons to help the pilot easily interpret AOA
information. When approaching an impending stall, the GI 260 AOA indicator
provides pilots with progressive audible and visual alerts as the aircraft
nears the critical angle of attack. Unlike a lift reserve indicator, the AOA
system uses industry-leading normalized AOA technology, providing superior
performance throughout all phases of flight.
The AOA system is expected to be available for installation in general
aviation aircraft in the 3^rd quarter with prices starting at $1,499*. Various
packages are available that accommodate the appropriate aircraft voltage and
the option for a heated probe. Additionally, the GI 260 AOA indicator is
available as an option for G3X™ for $249* and is expected to become available
in the2^nd quarter. For additional information visit a Garmin authorized
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, surveillance, 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
www.garmin.com/aviation, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has
designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS
technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor
recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is
incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the
United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
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*Manufacturer’s Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)
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Jessica Koss, 913-397-8200
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