Heads up from Garmin on GNS repairs

If you think you might need repairs to some of your avionics, you might want to schedule those sooner rather than later. 

On 14 March, Garmin issued a service advisory related to all WAAS and Non–WAAS GNS units, as well as the GNC420 and the GPS 400 and 500 series (the company’s non com GPS only versions of the popular GNS430 and GNS530).

Unsurprisingly, the company is forewarning customers that due to multiple component availability challenges, a comprehensive repair service is expected to become limited, starting with a small number units being affected from 2024.

Basically, Garmin will continue to offer a repair service while it has the parts to do so. Technical support and database updates will continue to be available.

The first GNS units were introduced 25 years ago, and over that time hundreds of thousands of units have been sold. The GNS units were replaced 2011 by Garmin’s GTNs, itself on its second generation nation with the Xi series.


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