LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced new and simple worldwide weather pricing plans as well as a new position reporting service, both utilizing our global connectivity services. These services offer pilots seamless access to weather products around the world and supply position information to both owners and operators, ultimately increasing safety and situational awareness.
“Customers told us they wanted a completely integrated position reporting service with the Garmin avionics they already have and we listened, delivering the capabilities they need for their operations in a completely integrated package.”
“The new, straightforward worldwide weather pricing plans offer owners and operators predictability of their month-to-month service charges and provides pilots confidence knowing they’ll have access to valuable weather information when they need it most,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of marketing and sales. “Customers told us they wanted a completely integrated position reporting service with the Garmin avionics they already have and we listened, delivering the capabilities they need for their operations in a completely integrated package.”
Customers may select from two worldwide weather plans based on their flying needs. For those with moderate flight activity, a package that offers a set number of weather requests for a single monthly price is available and for owners and operators flying more frequently, a larger package encompassing more weather requests, offers pilots an additional option. These plans also contain monthly fees as well as any airtime charges associated with the weather requests for an easy-to-understand price. All-inclusive plans start at $100 a month1. Existing customers can continue to use their existing plan or rollover their account to either of the new, simplified plans at any time.
Position reporting services offer owners and operators information that may be important for business and personal purposes. Using their Garmin Flight Deck or avionics, pilots may choose how frequently they wish to send a position report, to be displayed by a provider such as FlightAware.com. For example, helicopter operators can schedule position information to be automatically sent to operations/ground crews during their missions. Position reporting can also assist fleet operators, flight schools, and others on the ground to better track and manage their aircraft.
To take advantage of these new plans and service as well as other global connectivity services, customers need a GSR 56® Iridium datalink transceiver2 and a compatible display using the latest software. The GSR 56 is currently compatible with the GTN™ series, G500™, G600™, G500H™ flight displays, select G1000®/G950™-equipped aircraft, and G900X™ flight decks for experimental aircraft, with future availability in select G2000™, G3000™, and G5000™-equipped aircraft.
For more information, visit: http://www.garmin.com/connext
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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. GTN, G500, G600, G500H, G950, G900X, G2000, G3000, and G5000 are trademarks and Garmin, GSR 56, and G1000 are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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1For piston aircraft and does not include one-time activation fee.
2 In some cases a GDL 59 may be required, please check with the aircraft manufacturer for complete details