Garmin is pleased to introduce GNC 355 – a GPS navigator with Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) approach guidance, complete with a built-in Comm radio. With the new GNC 355, pilots can take advantage of the benefits of WAAS/SBAS GPS guidance while also incorporating a modern Comm radio into their existing avionics stack.
Intended for Class I/II aircraft that weigh 6,000 lbs (2,721 kg) or less, as well as experimental/amateur-built (EAB) aircraft, Supplemental Type Certification (STC) is imminent, and GNC 355 is expected to be available in August.
Aircraft owners can easily incorporate GNC 355 into an existing avionics stack because of its standard 6.25-inch wide by 2-inch tall design. A vibrant, colorful touchscreen display boasts a familiar Garmin user experience, while a dual concentric knob and home buttons offer added versatility when interfacing with the touchscreen. The user interface has been optimized for the screen size of the display, while also retaining a familiar menu structure similar to other Garmin products. Pilots can quickly access direct-to functionality, moving map, flight plan, nearest, Comm volume, procedures, waypoint and terrain pages, as well as frequency information using the touchscreen — and create customizable data fields and short-cuts for quick, one-touch access to important information.