Garmin® Brings Safety Enhancing Angle of Attack System To General Aviation
OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 reach.”
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 3rd 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 the 2nd quarter. For additional information visit a Garmin authorized dealer.
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 Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. G3X is a trademark and Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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*Manufacturer’s Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)