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Garmin expands its cost-effective navigation database solutions to non-WAAS GNS navigators

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Dana Ermolenko
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Garmin has expanded the availability of its Garmin Navigation Database to include non-WAAS GNS navigators. The Garmin Navigation Database is available for a variety of Garmin avionics, including WAAS GNS navigators, and offers a trusted and convenient solution to incorporate the latest navigation information. Ready to support both VFR and IFR flights, the Garmin Navigation Database includes instrument procedures, frequencies, airport data and more.

Garmin database options include single navigation database updates, annual subscriptions, or even complete device bundles – with navigation, terrain and obstacles – to simplify the updating process. Pilots can also opt for a OnePak™ subscription which offers significant savings by combining the Garmin GNS non-WAAS Navigation Database with other essential database subscriptions, supporting all compatible Garmin avionics in a single aircraft.

Single navigation database updates & subscriptions

  • Navigation Database updates for a single Garmin navigator, such as the non-WAAS GNS 530 are $129 for the U.S. and $169 for the Americas; or $299 and $449, respectively for the Navigation data-only annual subscription.

Annual subscription bundles

  • Garmin is the only database provider to offer all applicable databases – navigation, obstacles and terrain – in one bundle for GNS navigators.
  • Annual database subscription bundles, which include the Garmin Navigation Database, Obstacles and Terrain, are $449 for the U.S. and $599 for the Americas.

OnePak annual database updates for an entire aircraft, including a portable

  • For one annual price, databases within OnePak subscriptions can be downloaded to multiple Garmin avionics, including non-WAAS GNS units, and one qualifying portable in a single aircraft.
  • A variety of economical regions are available, such as the United States OnePak for $669, which includes the Garmin Navigation Database, AOPA Airport Directory, IFR en route charts, VFR sectional charts, SafeTaxi® Terrain and Basemap for compatible products.
  • The purchase of a U.S. or Americas OnePak subscription also provides existing Garmin Pilot™subscribers with an upgrade to Garmin Pilot IFR Premium with the associated coverage area on Apple®or Android mobile devices at no additional cost.

For more than 30 years, pilots have trusted Garmin with their navigation needs. Now, Garmin navigation data, single navigator bundles and OnePaks are available for even more Garmin avionics, including the full GNS series:

  • Non-WAAS: GNC® 420, GNS 430, GNS 530, GPS 400 and GPS 500
  • WAAS: GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GNS 530W, GPS 400W and GPS 500W  

A better way to update

Database updates for Garmin avionics or portables are quick and easy with the Garmin Aviation Database Manager. Simple to use, it runs on a Windows® or Mac® computer, and it manages all database updates and purchases. It will also automatically download the latest update if the aircraft owner has a subscription. That way, updates are ready and can be installed without waiting for a download.  

The Database Manager also makes it easy to keep track of current and future updates. The calendar view includes which cycles the pilot has purchased, when a new cycle will be available and a reminder of what cycle they currently have installed.

Updates can be installed on an existing data card. Pilots will also need a Garmin USB aviation data card programmer to facilitate the transfer. Once the new databases are loaded, simply insert the card into the navigator, and fly with current data.



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