Garmin® Avionics Stack Available Soon on MD Helicopter Fleet
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that MD Helicopters Inc. has selected Garmin panel mount products as the standard avionics package for its current production aircraft including the MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 530F and MD 500E. This announcement was made in conjunction with the Heli-Expo trade show, the world’s largest event dedicated to the international helicopter community.
“MD Helicopters and Garmin have much in common because both companies are committed to producing products that offer unmatched value, versatility, reliability and performance,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “We are pleased to have been chosen as the avionics suite of choice on these impressive aircraft.”
“We are very excited about using Garmin products in the enhancement of our standard build,” said Craig Kitchen, MDHI’s chief operating officer. “Many of our customers are familiar with Garmin equipment and we are confident they will appreciate the advanced capabilities it will provide.”
The new MD Helicopters avionics panel will include Garmin’s GMA 347 audio panel, GNS 430W all-in-one GPS/NAV/COM, SL 40 NAV/COM transceiver, and GTX 328 Mode S Transponder. The panel will also include Garmin’s GI 106 course deviation indicator (CDI), and GAE 43, a 35,000-foot encoder. Initial deliveries of MD Helicopters with Garmin Avionics are expected with newly signed purchase agreements in 2008
Garmin is the leading provider of OEM, retrofit and portable avionics equipment to the general aviation market, and products are supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation product support team. From the popular WAAS-certified GNS 430W/530W series of integrated communication and navigation panel-mount displays to the G1000® avionics suite that is the glass-cockpit of choice for numerous general aviation aircraft manufacturers, Garmin is committed to designing and manufacturing innovative products that increase situational awareness and improve safety of flight.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRMN) group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells navigation, communication and information devices and applications -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in consumer and general aviation navigation and its products serve the automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. 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 www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and G1000 are registered trademarks, and GNS 430W, GNS 530W, GTX 328, GMA 347, SL 40, GI 106 and GAE 43 are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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