The GNS 480 is aviation’s first Gamma-3 WAAS-certified GPS/Comm navigator. It’s loaded with features and guidance capabilities that put it at the forefront of panel-mount navigation technology.
Integrate Your Avionics
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 480 is the first integrated GPS navigator approved to fly LPV “glideslope” approaches without reference to ground-based navaids of any kind. Featuring an advanced 15-channel receiver capable of five position updates per second, the GNS 480 meets the FAA’s stringent TSO C146a standards for WAAS “sole means” navigation – offering vertical, as well as lateral, approach guidance into thousands of U.S. airports previously inaccessible in IFR conditions.
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, the GNS 480 behaves like a high-end flight management system (FMS) by providing the necessary guidance data to fly the aircraft through all approach procedures.
Expand Your Panel Mount
GNS 480 is designed to accommodate a variety of traffic and weather alerting interfaces. It has the built-in controls for a remote transponder, such as the GTX 33, Garmin’s solid-state Mode S transponder.
GNS 480: Taking GPS to a whole new level.
- Glideslope guidance for LNAV/VNAV (Gamma 2) and LPV (Gamma 3) approaches, and advisory vertical guidance for other non-precision approaches with vertical path data associated with them
- Reversionary Modes on the Approach
- Automatic SUSPend key function
- New interfaces to Garmin GTX 330/33/320/32 Mode S/C transponders
- New interface to display traffic data from L-3 Avionics Systems Skywatch
- New "NAV" page with a full compass rose CDI display
- Flight Planning page enhancements
- Dual GNS 480 flight plan crossfill capability
- Ability to calculate RAIM when out of Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) coverage
- Automatic frequency checking for ILS, backcourse, and VOR approaches
- Notification of navigation to non-WGS 84-compliant waypoints in the active flight plan
- Ability to manually select maximum CDI scaling
- Certification: TSO C146a, Levels 1, 2, 3 (LPV)
- FMS operation: Dedicated buttons and soft-key operation for expanded functionality
- "Smart Key" NAV function: Brings up an HSI-like compass rose with CDI and vertical deviation indicator (VDI) for precise lateral and vertical guidance as a backup to primary instruments during IFR operations
- VHF COM transceiver: 760 channels and 8-watt transmitting power; standby frequency monitoring capabilities
- VHF NAV receiver: 200 channels for VOR, localizer and glideslope operation; dual-station tracking feature to cross-check position fixes during approach procedures
- Flight planning: Capacity for 50 flight plans with 150 legs
- Annunciation: Voice messaging and audio alerting
- Power: 11-36 Vdc
- Interface options: RS232, RS422, and ARINC 429
- Aircraft support: STC Appoved Model List (AML) for more than 700 aircraft
- GNS 480 WAAS receiver GPS/Nav/Comm
- Installation kit
- A-33 antenna