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Garmin aera 550 Portable Aviation GPS (ATLANTIC)

Garmin aera 550 Portable Aviation GPS (ATLANTIC)

This item currently has a special mail-in rebate of $100.00 that is good through Friday, December 26, 2014! Click here to download the rebate form.

NOTE:  This is the Atlantic Version of the aera 550.  It covers Europe, Africa, West Asia, and Greenland / Iceland.  For the Americas version, please visit Garmin aera 550 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas).  If you are not sure what version you need, please visit our Garmin GPS Coverage Area page for more information and maps.

Leveraging Garmin's industry-leading expertise in both Aviation and Automotive GPS, the versatile aera series of touchscreen portables take fingertip navigation to a whole new level. Featuring crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format displays, all four aera models come with preloaded automotive maps, a built-in terrain/obstacles aviation database, patented Panel Page instrument display, and more. So, wherever you fly or drive, you can count on aera to provide the complete door-to-door guidance package.

The aera 550: A Premium Choice
Stepping up from the aera 500 model, the aera 550 brings added features, performance, and more advanced pilot/motorist capabilities to the overall product design. Terrain/obstacles graphics are shown in higher-resolution 9 arc-second detail on the aera 550 display (providing over 11 times more onscreen resolution than the standard 30 arc-second versions). And, as in all the aera models, GPS updating is provided at a super-fast 5 Hz rate. In addition to detailed flight mapping, the aera 550 comes fully preloaded with Garmin SafeTaxi(R) charts for over 950 U.S. airports - while an included AOPA Airport Directory database gives you detailed listings, phone numbers, facilities and fuel location information on over 7,400 U.S. landing sites, as well as airports of entry for Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. A full year of prepaid database updates is included with your aera 550 purchase.

Elevate Your Expectations
To enhance situational awareness, the aera 550's graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography you're overflying. Plus, a database-driven terrain advisory feature offers TAWS-like color coding and pop-up alerts when obstructions or ground proximity conflicts are projected to impact your flight path. There's an IFR map mode that lets you navigate on high or low enroute airways. And for help with traffic separation, an optional power/data cable (sold separately) makes it easy to interface your aera 550 with the Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder in your aircraft, thus enabling you to access and display TIS traffic alerts in busy terminal airspace throughout the U.S. Moreover, you can also use the aera to load communication frequencies into your Garmin SL 40 Comm or SL 30 Nav/Comm transceiver.

Garmin aera 550 Aviation Features:

  • Easy-to-use touchscreen interface
  • Bright 4.3" diagonal, color touchscreen display; 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT display with white backlight
  • Lithium-ion battery: lasts up to five hours, depending on usage and settings
  • Flight Plans: 50 with up to 300 points each
  • Flight log: At least 30 most recent flights
  • Auto time zone - aera will automatically adjust your time zone while navigating
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver with WAAS position accuracy for improved performance and reception
  • Simplified PC connectivity, using USB for easy data base updates

Attention Road Warriors
When it's time to hangar the airplane and head for the open road, your Garmin aera 550 never misses a beat. It's "dual boot" design enables full automotive GPS capability, graphically supported by preloaded City Navigator(R) NT street mapping. Operating much like Garmin's popular nuvi(R) line of touchscreen auto navigators, the aera 550 offers voice-guided turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech audio technology that calls out streets by name. In addition, there's built-in Bluetooth(R) support for wireless hands-free calling with your compatible mobile phone. Other premium features available on the aera 550 include lane assist with junction view, speed limit notification, Navteq traffic alerts, and more. Plus, there's a unique "smart mount" for the aera that helps get you on your way with instant clip-and-go transition from aircraft to automotive mode.

Garmin aera 550 Automotive Features:

  • Preloaded street maps of North America
  • Turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance - "Turn right on Main Street"
  • Bluetooth wireless technology - enabling hands-free calling
  • Micro-SD(TM) card slot for optional mapping and data storage
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
  • Lane Assist - provides information regarding the lane that you need to be in while navigating
  • Junction View - a realistic image of some major junctions
  • Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator
  • Garmin Connect(TM) Photos - associate your favorite images with saved locations and visit Garmin Connect
  • Popular optional accessories include: NAVTEQ traffic updates via GTM 20 and motorcycle mounting options

Garmin aera series: It's the ultimate fly/drive option.

What's in the Box:

  • aera 550
  • One Year of prepaid database updates
  • Yoke mount with power cable
  • Battery pack
  • Portable Friction Mount
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Carry case
  • Dashboard disk
  • Pilots guide
     

Unit dimensions - 5.3"W x 3.3"H x 0.9"D
Weight - 9.5 oz (270g)
Rugged and waterproof (IPX-7)
Interface with SL30 and SL40 for frequency tuning
GTX 330 interface capability for TIS traffic

 

Garmin aera Comparison

  aera 500 aera 510 aera 550 aera 560
5 HZ GPS update rate for near-real-time updates of panel page
Patented aviation panel page
Terrain and obstacle data
Private Airport data
XM WX capable and GXM(TM) 40 antenna included (XM WX subscription required)    
Standard 30 arc second terrain/obstacle data    
High resolution 9 arc second terrain/obstacle data for a more vivid depiction of proximity hazards (over 11 times more onscreen resolution than the standard 30 arc-second)    
SafeTaxi(R) with over 950 US airports    
AOPA Airport Directory    
One year complimentary aviation database updates (obstacles, terrain, SafeTaxi, NavData and AOPA Airport Directory)    
Preloaded auto maps with voice prompted directions that speak street names, "turn right on main street"
Bluetooth capability in automotive mode
Ruggedized and waterproof (IEC 529 IPX-7 standards)
Enhanced auto features (lane assist, junction view, and speed limit notification)    
NAVTEQ automotive traffic compatible (requires purchase of accessory cigarette lighter adapter with integrated FM traffic receiver)    

 

 

List Price: $1,099.00
Now: $999.00

Mail-in Rebate: $100.00

After Rebate: $899.00

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