Garmin introduces our first touchscreen aviation device with the Aera 550

The aera series is Garmin’s first ever touchscreen aviation device, it has a 4.3 inch QVGA sunlight readable display with large, easy-touch icons. When in aviation mode, pilots are greeted with 10 menu option icons that use intuitive pictures and labels to indicate their function: map, terrain, HSI/panel, nearest, numbers, active FPL, WPT info, direct to, position and tools – including VNAV and User WPT. Pilots can choose any of these functions by simply tapping the appropriate icon. For example, after touching the terrain icon, pilots will see terrain and obstacle data that vividly depicts potential hazards.


For more information on the Aera 550 visit the Garmin website.