Garmin is celebrating the delivery of more than 100,000 GNS 400/500 series products.
Garmin officials estimate that the company’s 400/500 series avionics have been installed on approximately half of all U.S. single and twin-engine piston and turbine aircraft.
When first announced in 1998, Garmin’s GNS 400/500 series products were the first general aviation products that integrated GPS, COM, VOR, LOC and glideslope into a compact package with full-color moving map. In November 2006, Garmin received Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) certification for the GNS 430 and GNS 530.
To commemorate the delivery of the 100,000th GNS 400/500 series product, Garmin donated the 100,000th unit, a GNS 530W, to the EAA Young Eagles, a non-profit organization designed to give young people interested and involved in aviation. Since 1992, more than 1.3 million Young Eagle participants have experienced a free flight, which have been flown by more than 41,000 volunteer pilots in 90 countries.
Garmin is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
For more information: Garmin.com.