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Fly WAAS Approaches

Fly WAAS Approaches

Like its real world counterpart, the GNS 530W XP comes with built-in WAAS navigation capabilities, and is capable 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, GNS 530W meets the FAA's stringent TSO C146a standards for WAAS "sole means" navigation — providing vertical and lateral approach guidance into thousands of U.S. airports previously inaccessible in IFR conditions.

Get High-Resolution Mapping

Jeppesen® database

Effective use of color makes it easy to see your position relative to ground features, chart data, navaids, flight plan routings, approach procedures and more.

Enhance Situational Awareness

TAWS and Terrain

GNS 530W XP seamlessly integrates built-in terrain and navigation databases, providing a clear, concise picture of where you are and where you’re heading, using the Garmin Ltd. Trainer huge Jeppesen® database containing location reference for all airports, VORs, NDBs, Intersections, Flight Service Stations, published approaches, SIDs/STARs, Special Use Airspace and geopolitical boundaries. A detailed basemap clearly shows airports, cities, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes, coastlines and more. Using information from the built-in terrain and U.S. obstacles databases, the 530W XP displays color coding to graphically alert you when proximity conflicts loom ahead.

Best-in-class Avionics

In less than a generation, Garmin avionics have become the clear #1 choice in the owner-flown aircraft market. In fact, nearly three-fourths of all U.S. single- and twin-engine piston and turbine aircraft retrofitted since 2000 are now flying with Garmin GPS-enabled equipment.

The reasons are easy to identify in both the GNS 430W and its larger-screen stackmate, the GNS 530W. These one-box, multifunctional units are loaded with features and guidance capabilities previously found only on high-end FMS equipment. Quality construction, rugged reliability, low-learningcurve operation, and straightforward installation and servicing keep the cost of ownership low. And since they’ll fit in the same standard size mounting trays as their predecessors, retrofit upgrades are a snap.

The Garmin GNS 430/530 “W” series: All-in-one avionics solutions – plus cutting-edge WAAS navigation – for a whole new era in flight.


GNS 530W XP is navigator's heaven! with an extraordinary number of user customizable navigation information fields. In short, there is simply no better simulation of the GNS 530W for Flight Simulator, period.

Flight Planning

GNS 530W XP is a complete IFR enroute and approach designed GPS. It simply recreates the pilot's environment and interface, with it's complete knob and keys controlled features: a simulation paradise!

Integrated Navigation and Communication

GNS 530W XP includes an integrated NAV/COM unit interfacing with XPlane radios. The provision of the integrated communication and navigation radios in the unit gives the extra capabilities of auto tuning and pre-fetching your navigation and approaches frequencies. Flying has never been easier!

Industry leading gauge simulation

All Reality XP gauges can be installed in any aircraft, in any panel, and perform as fast and as fluid in both the 2D panel and the 3D panel.

A complete set of gauges

GNS 530W XP includes a complete set of gauges simulating the finest Garmin Ltd. GNS 530W avionics:

  • GNS 530W GPS.
  • Support for XPlane aircraft lighting system both in the 2D panel and the 3D Panel.
  • Dimmable gauges with the adjustable dimmer gauge.
  • High resolution Photo-realistic gauges bitmaps.

Easy Configuration

Manage your Reality GNS 530W XP settings with a simple user-friendly menu.