Technology Takes to the Skies Again with GPS
400 and GNC® 420
manufacturer introduces two products that give pilots the features
they need at the price they want to pay
Garmin International, the aviation industry's leading GPS
manufacturer, is once again changing the way pilots navigate.
The company that brought you the amazing GNS
430, a combination GPS/Comm with VOR, LOC, glideslope and
color moving map, is now offering the aviation industry two more
options in panel mount avionics - the GNC 420 and the GPS 400.
that marveled at all the technology of the GNS 430, but want a
scaled-down version that will complement their existing avionics
now have alternatives," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing,
With the GNC
420, Garmin has taken the navigation accuracy of GPS and combined
it with a 10-watt Comm and a color display. With its self-nomination
feature, pilots can easily load their next Comm frequency into
standby with the touch of a button. Additionally, the GNC 420
is a self-contained unit, meaning both annunciation and switching
are included in one box. The GNC 420 is also TSO C129a certified
for non-precision approach use.
The GPS 400
takes the best in Garmin GPS design and combines it with a full-color
moving map for the best in situational awareness. The map features
a built-in database that shows airports, cities, highways, railroads,
rivers, lakes and coastlines in bright colors. Thanks to a high-contrast
color display, the information can be easily read from wide viewing
angles even in direct sunlight. The GPS 400, a GPS with color
moving map, is also TSO C129a certified for non-precision approaches.
products are perfect for the pilot that desires cutting edge technology
but has limited needs and a desire to spend less," said Kelley.
The GPS 400
will carry a suggested list price of $6795 and will be available
in the first quarter of 2000. The GNC 420 will also be available
in the first quarter of 2000 at a suggested list price of $7995.