Flight Design Selects Garmin

It has selected Garmin avionics for its new C4 all-carbon composite four-seat light aircraft.


South Woodstock, CONN. / July 30, 2013 — At AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 Flight Design is pleased to announce the selection of Garmin avionics for its new C4 all-carbon composite four-seat light aircraft.

“Garmin’s innovative glass cockpit avionics will enhance the capabilities and safety of the C4,” said Matthias Betsch, President and CEO of Flight Design. “The ability to offer our customers features like Angle of Attack (AoA), dual Air Data Heading Reference System (ADHRS), and an autopilot control module along with an integrated glass cockpit at a competitive price, makes the C4 an exceptional value.”

“We are delighted to be chosen as the avionics supplier for this next generation of Flight Design aircraft,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We look forward to offering an integrated cockpit with features like Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) and an integrated autopilot with a one-touch level button to restore the aircraft to straight and level flight, to this class of aircraft.”

The Flight Design C4 is an all carbon composite four-place light aircraft based upon the advanced design of the popular Flight Design CT series of aircraft. Key features are the new Continental IO-360AF alternate fuels engine, conceived to “future proof” the C4, an advanced glass panel cockpit and an integrated, full airplane parachute system. Flight Design has always designed its planes for excellent cross country performance and the C4 is planned to have up to a 1,200 nautical mile range and a very high useful load of 1,320 pounds.

Garmin is a leading provider of avionics solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), aftermarket, military and government customers. The Garmin portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, surveillance, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value.

FACTS ABOUT FLIGHT DESIGN GmbH

Flight Design is a 25-year-old manufacturer based in Germany. The company remains the worldwide Light-Sport Aircraft market leader thanks to its popular CT series of aircraft. More than 1,800 of these aircraft are flying in 39 countries. One of the first aircraft certified under ASTM International standards in 2005, the CT (“composite technology”) remains the top-selling LSA in America through eight consecutive years. Flight Design sold the first LSA to India and was the first LSA to earn Chinese Type Design Approval. Three times a CT has been flown around the world. In 2011, the German company unveiled its C4 four seat aircraft based on the CT technology.

FACTS 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. Garmin is a registered trademark and Synthetic Vision Technology is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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