EVERYTHING FOR PLANES AND PILOTS SINCE 1965 | 877-4-SPRUCE

GARMIN VHF NAV / COM RADIO GNC 255A / 255B FOR CERTIFIED AIRCRAFT

Select Model
GNC 255A 10WGNC 255B 16W
Quantity
Add to Wishlist

Overview

New series of VHF NAV/COM radios, the GTR and GNC series. As the replacement products for the popular SL30 and SL40 models, the GTR series COM transceivers and GNC series NAV/COM radios include a breadth of new features to reduce pilot workload, while also offering an affordable solution to meet the requirements of the 8.33 kHz channel spacing mandate recently enacted by the European Union under the Single European Sky (SES) initiative.

These products have truly reinvented the stand-alone aviation COM radio with novel features like reverse database look-up and the COM monitor function, which bring new efficiencies to cockpit radio management. Beyond that, these products demonstrate Garminís commitment to aviators worldwide, providing the solutions they need to meet the latest regulatory requirements in their regions, such as the recent SES mandate.

The SES mandate
The SES mandate aims to enhance safety and efficiency of air transport in Europe by tripling the number of channels available for aircraft communications. This mandate requires all European aircraft using European airspace to be equipped with 8.33 kHz radios by December 31, 2017. Select GTR and GNC models offer both 25 kHz and the 8.33 kHz operational capabilities required to comply with the law.

The GNC series NAV/COM
The GNC series NAV/COM radios offer all of the same COM features, while also adding navigation capability with VOR/ILS with Glideslope. The GNC series works well with select Garmin flight displays including the G500, G600, G500H and G3X to display the NAV indicators in the primary field of view, and can integrate with most autopilots.

The GTR and GNC series are more powerful than their SL-series predecessors with versions available with 10- or 16-watt transmit power. The GTR 225 includes 10 watts of transmit power and 25 kHz frequency spacing.

All products in the series have received the Federal Aviation Administrationís (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization.

Night Vision Model
Night Vision Goggle (NVG) capable COM and NAV radios. The GNC NAV/COM and GTR COM series of radios are now even better with the addition of new, NVG capable versions.

This latest edition grows our list of NVG capable products which already includes NVG specific GTN series navigators as well as G500/G600/G500H flight displays.

Features

  • The series offers a variety of original features never seen before in a stand-alone COM radio. A unique frequency database makes it easy to find all the frequencies associated with a given airport or facility just by entering the location name or station ID. And when manually tuning a frequency, the reverse lookup function will automatically provide the navaid and/or airport identifier. Pilots can also find the nearest airport, area control center, flight service station, weather frequencies and VORs. All models also include a COM monitor function, which provides the utility of two receivers in one, allowing the pilot to listen to transmissions like ATIS without leaving the active ATC frequency, as one example.
  • The GTR and GNC series automatically store the 20 most recently called frequencies. Plus, the radios allow for storage of up to 15 favorite frequencies such as the pilotís home airport or other frequently visited destinations. A familiar flip-flop feature allows channels to be entered in a standby window, and then activated with a press of a button. All models also include a built-in, voice activated two-place intercom making it a great solution for a two seat aircraft without an audio panel. A built-in timer can assist with approaches, holds and other assigned maneuvers.

Specifications

  • GNC 255A: COM, NAV, 10 Watts, 8.33kHz
  • GNC 255B: COM, NAV, 16 Watts, 8.33kHz
  • Customers Also Viewed
  • Frequently Purchased With

Reviews

Q&A

Q: Can A&P install the GNC255 series in certified aircraft? And, is the STC and installation manual available?

Yes, an A&P can perform the installation. The unit does not have an STC, however it does carry a TSO certification