Press Release

Garmin® G950™ and G600™ Available for TECNAM Aircraft

April 3, 2009 9:11 AM EDT

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, and TECNAM Aircraft announced today that TECNAM Aircraft has selected the Garmin G950 and G600 as optional avionics for the P2006T and P2002 JF and P2002 JR, respectively. This announcement was made in conjunction with the Aero Friedrichshafen trade show, April 2-5, 2009. The twin engine P2006T with G950 avionics and single engine P2002 JF and P2002 JR with G600 avionics will be on display at TECNAM’s booth, A7-131.

“Since their founding over 60 years ago, TECNAM Aircraft has developed a reputation for manufacturing a diverse fleet of extremely reliable and high quality aircraft,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “We’re are looking forward to working with TECNAM and are confident their customers will appreciate the situational awareness and integration that comes from the G950 and G600.”

The TECNAM P2002 JF (Fix Gear) and P2002 JR (Retractable Gear) are two-seat, low wing airplanes that feature superlative performance and flying qualities. The P2002 JF and P2002 JR represent the latest development of TECNAM’s low wing aircraft, and are designed with the use of advanced software with structural and fluidynamic analysis. Thanks to the tapered wing, the laminar airfoils, the slotted flaps and the streamline fuselage, the aircraft have a perfect mix of aerodynamic and structural efficiency.

Garmin’s G600 will be available on the P2002 JF & P2002 JR. The G600 incorporates two individual displays – a PFD and MFD – in a customized package designed for easy retrofit installation. The G600 combines primary flight data including attitude and air data with navigation, weather, terrain and traffic data displayed in an intuitive pictorial format on dual LCD displays. This large, user-friendly presentation allows pilots to quickly and efficiently scan the data so that they can stay ahead of the aircraft during all phases of flight. The G600 is designed to integrate with Garmin’s panel mount WAAS GPS products. It replaces traditional mechanical gyroscopic flight instruments with Garmin’s solid state Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) that has superior reliability and accuracy, and features rapid alignment while moving, including in-flight dynamic restarts. The PFD display increases the pilot’s attitude indication by over 50 percent over a traditional 3-inch attitude indicator.

The TECNAM P2006T is a twin-engine, four-seat aircraft with fully retracting landing gear. The high-wing configuration offers stability, superior cabin visibility and easy access for passengers and luggage. TECNAM has used its extensive experience with aluminum airframes to create in the TECNAM P2006T a robust very light airframe, resulting in an outstanding payload-to-total-weight ratio.

The TECNAM P2006T will feature Garmin’s G950, an all-glass avionics suite that is based on the popular G1000®, but is designed for aircraft manufacturers who want a standardized avionics configuration and will complete certification of their airframe’s avionics panel on their own. The P2006T’s G950 avionics is a two panel display that will integrate all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, surveillance, and weather data on the high-definition LCDs. The system utilizes many of the same features found on Garmin’s other popular avionics suites including solid state attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), Mode S transponder with traffic information service (TIS) (U.S. only), dual integrated radio modules, digital audio control system, Garmin SafeTaxi® airport diagrams that help pilots navigate unfamiliar airports (U.S. only), and Garmin FliteCharts® for terminal procedures (U.S. only).

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 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 or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, G1000, SafeTaxi and FliteCharts are registered trademarks and G950 and G600 are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

About TECNAM “Quality Aircraft since 1948” TECNAM traces its roots back to the activities that brothers Luigi and Giovanni Pascale developed soon after the end of WWII (1948) and have, ever since, maintained in the field of General Aviation with the creation of original models that gained worldwide recognition with the name Partenavia. Establish in March of 1986, Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM operates in three plants with more than 78.804 sq ft cover area. The Casoria facility is located adjacent to the Napoli Capodichino Airport. The Capua facility is located adjacent to the “Oreste Salmone” Airport. And finally the TECNAM Spain facility located in Villanueva del Gallego, Zaragoza – Spain. Modern reinforced concrete buildings are used for manufacturing processes, design activities and office administration.

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