Specialist avionics manufacturer Garmin has taken just 28 years to deliver one million certified avionics products. The milestone delivery of a GTX 3000 DO-260B transponder enabling ADS-B Out transmissions took place at the end of November.
Garmin was founded in Kansas by Gary Burrell and Min Kao – hence the ‘Gar-Min’ name – in 1989. The firm currently provides avionics suites and integrated cockpit solutions for over 70 aircraft models from different sectors. As the one-millionth example suggests, the company is also heavily involved in providing upgrade solutions that allow owners to comply with the FAA ADS-B Out deadline set for 1 January 2020.
The company’s website sums up its scope of operations: “With the most comprehensive line-up of avionics upgrades in the industry, Garmin offers solutions for most any budget and mission. Our avionics solutions help provide industry-leading capabilities, increase situational awareness and enhance decision-making like never before.”