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Streamline your flight prep, and enjoy your aircraft more with the GDL 60 datalink and PlaneSync™ technology. It’s the connected aircraft solution that automatically updates your avionics databases1, logs flight/engine data7 and lets you remotely check fuel and systems status via your Garmin Pilot™ smart-device app2.

GDL 60 is the datalink that enables our PlaneSync technology; it is compatible with GTN™ Xi navigators and select flight decks.

Automatic downloads via 4G LTE cellular or Wi-Fi® connectivity keep your avionics updated with the latest databases1.

Got fuel for your trip? Check the Garmin Pilot app on your smart device for a real-time aircraft status2 update5.

Upload your flight plan data to your compatible navigator at the airport.

In flight, you can use Connext® services to interface portable devices and apps with your avionics.

At journey’s end, your flight logs, EIS data and other info are securely uploaded1 into cloud storage for review7.


Forget time-consuming manual updates via data card. Your GDL 60 offers database downloads directly to the aircraft1. You don’t need to be present for the process. Most databases will auto-synchronize across your avionics at power up.


With compatible avionics, your aircraft's GDL 60 datalink can transmit flight and engine log data automatically1 to secure cloud storage7 after landing. You can view this data on devices running the Garmin Pilot app or share it online with your maintenance crew via the flyGarmin.com® website.


With GDL 60 and the Garmin Pilot app, it's easy to keep tabs on your aircraft from virtually anywhere2. When appropriately equipped, an aircraft dashboard page lets you check active/standby database status, as well as Hobbs, tachometer and flight times, fuel quantity, battery voltage, OAT, oil temperature and aircraft GPS location4.


By adding the GDL 60 datalink to your system, you can use Connext to stream weather, traffic, AHRS, flight plans and other data from your avionics to flight apps such as Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight.


When installed with a GDL 69A SXM satellite receiver6, GDL 60 streaming capabilities can support remote tuning of SiriusXM® audio entertainment channels via the Garmin Pilot app on compatible mobile devices.


GDL 60 can also act as an interface to a GSR 56 satellite transceiver with Connext satellite services5. From the Garmin Pilot app, you can utilize in-flight text messaging or initiate voice calls to help you stay connected from virtually anywhere.

1 Active PlaneSync and database subscriptions required for automatic database updates. Active PlaneSync subscription plan required for flight log uploading. Features are available on-ground only and requires GDL 60 to have active LTE or Wi-Fi connectivity; signal strength and other factors may apply. See Garmin.com/PlaneSyncCoverage for LTE coverage details.
2 Remote aircraft status requires active PlaneSync subscription. User’s smart device must have internet connectivity. Feature is available on-ground only and requires GDL 60 to have LTE connectivity; signal strength and other factors may apply. See Garmin.com/PlaneSyncCoverage for coverage details.
3 This information is intended as supplemental information only and is not a substitute for pre-flight checks
4 GPS location provided by avionics. Select avionics can provide live location with a compatible GPS antenna, otherwise location displayed will be based on the avionics last known location. GPS signal strength and other factors may apply.
5 Compatible avionics required
6 Sold separately; subscription required
7 Flight log uploading expected to be available in early 2024

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General Specifications

  • Dimensions: 8.72"W x 1.12"H x 4.00"D
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Input voltage: 14/28 Vdc
  • Operating temperature range: -40C to +70C
  • Maximum altitude: 55,000 ft
  • Memory: 64 GB eMMC

  • (1) GDL 60
  • (1) Connector Kit [standard or 90 degree]
  • (2) WiFi antenna kits
  • (5) TNC connectors


  • GA 60 Antenna
  • GA 61A Antenna


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