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Garmin® G5000 Flight Deck Selected for Learjet 70 and Learjet 75

Monday, May 14, 2012

Garmin® G5000 Flight Deck Selected for Learjet 70 and Learjet 7510:00 EDT Monday, May 14, 2012 OLATHE, Kan. (Business Wire) -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that Learjet, a subsidiary of Bombardier, has selected the Garmin G5000 integrated avionics system for the Vision Flight Deck* used in the new Learjet 70* and Learjet 75* business jets. The G5000 system incorporates high-resolution widescreen displays and touchscreen controls to bring leading-edge technology, new safety features and outstanding reliability to these new Bombardier Learjet* models. “For nearly 50 years, Learjet aircraft have been a symbol of innovation, efficiency and performance and the G5000's cutting-edge technology and reliability make it the perfect complement to this iconic business jet family,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin's vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We're thrilled to partner with Bombardier on the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft to provide operators with greatly enhanced situational awareness and the best possible flight experience.” The Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft cockpits feature three high-resolution, wide aspect ratio displays. All of the displays have multi-pane display capability that effectively doubles the number of different presentations that the crew can control and view at the same time. This allows for primary flight information to be displayed to both the pilot and co-pilot along with four other viewing windows capable of showing moving maps, charts, checklists, aircraft system synoptics pages, TAWS, TCAS, flight planning information, live weather radar and other broadcast weather products. Two touchscreen controllers provide a centralized and intuitive crew interface to the system, giving pilots rapid access to the flight information they want. The graphical icons, audio and visual feedback, and animation reduce the potential for crew input entry errors. On the G5000's widescreen displays, Garmin's Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) presents near life-like 3D depictions of terrain, obstacles, traffic and runway environment so that the image on the display replicates what pilots would see outside the cockpit on a clear day. SVT works seamlessly to alert pilots of potential ground hazards by displaying terrain and obstacles which pose a threat to the aircraft with appropriate TAWS alert coloring, as well as voice alerts. The G5000 system also offers many other situational awareness and safety of flight features: Active and passive traffic surveillance functionality using advanced TCAS II/ACAS II technology and featuring patented Garmin ADS-B target correlation and tracking for industry-leading traffic management and airspace monitoring Solid state weather radar, featuring turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression Optional Iridium transceiver providing worldwide weather datalink in addition to voice and data communications Optional XM WX Satellite Weather for U.S. and Canada provides a variety of real-time weather data such as NEXRAD, METAR, lightning, winds aloft, echo tops and more Dual integrated FMS supporting RNP, LPV, TOLD and Performance data Integrated Electronic Checklists Electronic documents, manuals and Charts linked to FMS Compliant with FANS 1/A and CPDLC requirements Entry into service for the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft is scheduled for 2013. The Vision Flight Deck featuring the G5000 system will be on display at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, May 14-17, 2012. Garmin's aviation business segment is a leading supplier of equipment to both OEM and aftermarket customers. Garmin's portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control and surveillance products that are known for innovation, reliability and value. Garmin offers solutions for Part 23 and Part 25 certificated aircraft, Part 27 and Part 29 certificated rotorcraft, as well as solutions for experimental and light sport aircraft. *Learjet, Learjet 70, Learjet 75 and Vision Flight Deck are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. About Garmin 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. Garmin is a registered trademark and SVT is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved. 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 31, 2011, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. 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. Garmin International Inc.Mika Cohn, 913-397-8200media.relations@garmin.com