25 November, 2017: Garmin International celebrated the delivery of the one-millionth certified avionics product from its manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas. GTX 3000 DO-260B compliant Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder enables ADS-B Out transmissions and features TCAS II/ACAS II compatibility for a broad range of business and transport category aircraft.
“Since our inception over 28 years ago, Garmin has been committed to providing superior products that are known for their innovation, reliability and intuitive design,” said Phil Straub, Garmin executive vice president, managing director of aviation. “This milestone is a testament to our long-established commitment to making significant investments in research and development, as well as the hard work and dedication of thousands of passionate Garmin team members that I have the pleasure of working with every day.”
“As we celebrate this exciting accomplishment, I am very proud of how our teams have managed such significant growth while maintaining the culture of our company as our founders set forth,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “The breadth and depth of our certified aviation product line has expanded greatly over the years, allowing us to develop new markets for Garmin. This incredible milestone doesn’t even include the hundreds of thousands of portable and other non-certified products that our customers use every day. On behalf of Garmin, I wish to express my utmost gratitude to our loyal customers, our dealers and the aircraft manufacturers all around the globe who have helped us to accomplish such a tremendous achievement in Garmin’s history.”