ATLANTA, Sept. 25 / -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , today announced that Piper Aircraft has selected Garmin for the PiperJet´s avionics suite. This announcement was made at the 60th annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) meeting and convention, which is one-year after Piper unveiled the innovative PiperJet.
"The PiperJet´s revolutionary design and impressive performance have positioned it to be another great Piper aircraft," said Gary Kelley, Garmin´s vice president of marketing. "We are proud to join the PiperJet team at such an exciting time and believe that this announcement is yet another example of our commitment to serve the entry-level business jet market."
"The PiperJet is a revolutionary new aircraft combining performance, style, utility, capability and pricing," said James K. Bass, president and CEO of Piper Aircraft. "Piper has had a long and close history with Garmin, and we are excited about what they will bring to the PiperJet. Simply put, in selecting Garmin for the PiperJet, we focused on state-of-the-art avionics for a best-in-class aircraft." Although the PiperJet is not scheduled for delivery until 2010, PiperJet customers can rest assured that Garmin´s all-glass avionics suite will include the latest, state-of-the-art technology that customers expect from Garmin.
-- The primary flight displays (PFDs) digitally integrate flight information on two, large-format displays for easy interpretation by the pilot. The PFDs interface with Garmin´s Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), which features rapid, in-motion alignment -- and can reliably align, even while the aircraft is in flight. -- The multifunction display (MFD) puts all aircraft systems monitoring and flight-planning functions at the pilot´s fingertips. The MFD depicts a composite view of the aircraft´s environment, enhancing situational awareness to provide the pilot with key information to make safe decisions during each phase of flight. Engine performance and situational data such as location, terrain, traffic, weather and airport information are all digitally depicted and can be easily interpreted at a glance on the large-format display. -- Included will be the seamless integration of Garmin´s Automatic Flight Control System, an attitude based, three-axis autopilot that makes it possible for pilots to maintain airspeed references and optimize performance over the entire airspeed envelope.
Piper announced the PiperJet at the 2006 NBAA. The PiperJet´s clean sheet design incorporates a single-engine Williams FJ44-3AP engine for optimum efficiency and performance. Initial aircraft deliveries are expected in 2010.
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