The GNS series lead the industry with multitasking, integrated avionics. The standard feature a 10-watt comm, delivers 16 watts of power output. The GNS 480 is aviation’s first Gamma-3 WAAS-certified GPS/Comm navigator. Almost all versions are available with optional WAAS navigational capabilities. GNS 530/530W comes with optional Class B TAWS alerting to warn you of potential terrain and obstacle conflicts along your flight path.
Integrate Your Avionics
GNS 430/430W/530/530W is an all-in-one GPS/Nav/Comm solution. It features a TSO-certified GPS, 2280-channel capacity comm and 200-channel ILS/VOR with localizer and glideslope. Traditionally it would take a host of components to provide the capabilities of this one smart box. High-speed 5 Hz processing makes navigation calculations and map redraw rates five times faster than earlier GNS series navigators. When installed alongside GTN series avionics, the GNS 430W can automatically receive flight plans from the touchscreen device. They can also share user waypoints with each other.
In addition to GPS navigation, the all-in-one GNS 480 combines a built-in 760-channel VHF comm radio with 200-channel VOR, glideslope and localizer receivers. View graphics in crisp detail on its 256-color, high-resolution, sunlight readable moving-map LCD display. Useful features include multiple frequency storage, standby frequency monitoring, digital CDI, voice prompting and audio alerts, auto-decoding of Morse code station identifiers and single-nav cross check of position fixes.
Fly WAAS Approaches
GNS 430W/480/530W comes with built-in WAAS navigation capabilities. It is approved to fly LPV “glideslope” approaches without reference to ground-based navaids of any kind. Featuring an advanced 15-channel receiver capable of 5 position updates per second, GNS 430W meets stringent TSO C146a FAA standards for WAAS "sole means" navigation — providing vertical and lateral approach guidance into thousands of U.S. airports previously inaccessible in IFR conditions.
High Resolution Mapping
GNS 430's 4-inch high-contrast and GNS 530's 5-inch high-contrast display with brilliant colors makes it easy to read and interpret pilot-critical information. Effective use of color makes it easy to see your position relative to ground features, chart data, navaids, flight plan routings, approach procedures and more. Conveniently scan information from wide viewing angles, even in direct sunlight.
Enhance Situational Awareness
GNS 430/430W/530 seamlessly integrates built-in terrain and navigation databases, providing a clear, concise picture of where you are and where you’re heading. The huge Jeppesen® database, updated with front-loading data cards, contains location reference for all airports, VORs, NDBs, Intersections, Flight Service Stations, published approaches, SIDs/STARs, Special Use Airspace and geopolitical boundaries. A detailed basemap clearly shows airports, cities, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes, coastlines and more. Using information from the built-in terrain and U.S. obstacles databases, the 430/430W/530 displays color coding to graphically alert you when proximity conflicts loom ahead. In addition, you can augment GNS 530/530W with WAAS navigation and/or optional Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) for an extra margin of safety in the air.
Couple with GMX 200
For added situational reference, GNS 480 seamlessly integrates with the GMX 200 multi-function display (MFD). When coupled with the GMX 200, range changes performed on GNS 480 are simultaneously reflected on the MFD. As you select an approach on GNS 480, the approach plate is automatically depicted on the GMX 200 with Jeppesen® Chart View™. You can also view a vertical profile of the approach using the MFD’s split-screen capability
Put It on Autopilot
Working in tandem with standard autopilots that accept roll-steering commands, GNS series behaves like a high-end flight management system (FMS) and can automatically fly your aircraft through holding patterns, procedure turns and other position-critical IFR flight procedures.
Expand Your Panel Mount
GNS series is easy to interface with a wide array of optional sensors and tracking systems, allowing you to see and avoid hazards such as threatening weather, lightning or air traffic. With a GDL 88 Datalink, the GNS 430W/530W can display ADS-B traffic targets using TIS-A symbology, as well as subscription-free FIS-B weather information -– including graphical NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs and more. An optional subscription to XM WX Satellite Weather™ and the addition of the GDL 69 or 69A datalink receiver, you’ll have access to high resolution weather for the U.S., right in the cockpit. Information includes NEXRAD and METARs and can be laid directly over Jeppesen and topographic map databases. With an additional monthly service fee, GDL 69A delivers XM Satellite Radio to your aircraft. Add the Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder, and GNS 430/480/530 will also display Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts that identify surrounding air traffic.
GNS Series: Changing the course of aviation.
|Product comparison:||GNS 430||GNS 430W||GNS 480||GNS 530||GNS 530W|
|Physical dimensions||6.25"W x 2.65"H x 11.0"D (15.9 x 6.7 x 27.9 cm)||6.25"W x 2.65"H x 11.0"D (15.9 x 6.7 x 27.9 cm)||6.25"W x 3.25"H x 11.8"D (15.9 x 8.3 x 30 cm)||6.25"W x 4.60"H x 11.0"D (15.9 x 11.7 x 27.9 cm)||6.25"W x 4.60"H x 11.0"D (15.9 x 11.7 x 27.9 cm)|
|Display size||3.3"W x 1.8"H (8.4 x 4.6 cm)||3.3"W x 1.8"H (8.4 x 4.6 cm)||3.25"W x 2.25"H (8.3 x 5.7 cm)||4.0"W x 3.0"H (10.2 x 7.6 cm)||4.0"W x 3.0"H (10.2 x 7.6 cm)|
|Display resolution||240 x 128 pixels||240 x 128 pixels||320 x 240 pixels||320 x 234 pixels||320 x 234 pixels|
|Display type||8 color DSTN LCD; sunlight readable||8 color DSTN LCD; sunlight readable||256 color AMLCD||8 color TFT LCD||8 color TFT LCD; sunlight readable|
|Weight||6.6 lb (3 kg)||6.6 lb (3 kg)||5.8 lb (2.6 kg)||9.5 lb (4.3 kg)||9.5 lb (4.3 kg)|
|Transmit power||10 watts minimum; 16 watts minimum (GNS 430A)||10 watts minimum; 16 watts minimum (GNS 430A)||8 watts minimum||10 watts minimum; 16 watts minimum (GNS 530A)||10 watts minimum; 16 watts minimum (GNS 530A)|
|Built-in VHF Comm||yes, 8.33/25 kHz channel spacing||yes, 8.33/25 kHz channel spacing||yes, 25 kHz channel spacing||yes, 8.33/25 kHz channel spacing||yes, 8.33/25 kHz channel spacing|
|Built-in VOR/Loc/Glideslope||yes, ICAO annex 10 FM compliant||yes, ICAO annex 10 FM compliant||yes, ICAO annex 10 FM compliant||yes, ICAO annex 10 FM compliant||yes, ICAO annex 10 FM compliant|
|IFR or VFR||IFR||IFR||IFR||IFR||IFR|
|Maps & Memory|
|Navigation database coverage areas||Americas, International or Worldwide||Americas, International or Worldwide||Americas, International or Worldwide||Americas, International or Worldwide||Americas, International or Worldwide|
|Preloaded Terrain database||+||+||-||+||+|
|Preloaded Obstacle database||+||+||-||+||+|
|Flight plans||20 reversible; up to 31 waypoints each||20 reversible; up to 31 waypoints each||20 reversible; up to 31 waypoints each||20 reversible; up to 31 waypoints each||20 reversible; up to 31 waypoints each|
|Fly SBAS/WAAS approaches||+||+||+||+||+|
|Front-loading datacards (conveniently update database information)||+||+||+||+||+|
|Class B TAWS alerting compatible||-||-||-||-||+|