aera® 560

Part Number: 010-00836-31
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The Total Navigation Package

  • 4.3-inch touchscreen display
  • Fast 5 Hz GPS refresh rate
  • High-resolution map display
  • SiriusXM Satellite Weather support
  • Advanced street navigation
aera 560

Top of the Line

The 560 is the most feature-rich navigator in the aera lineup. It combines a more advanced list of automotive and piloting capabilities with higher-resolution 9 arc-second terrain/obstacle graphics that yield more than 11 times the onscreen resolution than the standard 30 arc-second versions.

The internal GPS updates at a rate of 5 times per second (5 Hz), which allows your moving map and flight data to display smoothly and continuously. Optional SiriusXM Satellite Weather¹ lets you reference detailed NEXRAD imaging and METARs data, as well as current reports on precipitation, lightning, winds aloft, airport terminal forecasts and more. Weather graphics can be overlaid on the moving-map display. Optional SiriusXM Satellite Radio gives you more than 170 channels of digital audio entertainment (XM subscription required). The GXM 42 smart antenna required for SiriusXM services is provided as an optional accessory. The simplicity of a single integrated cabling solution for power, music and datalink weather antenna options makes for easy, clutter-free aera connectivity in the cockpit.

“Mini-MFD” with Preloaded Mapping

aera 560 comes fully preloaded with detailed flight mapping, terrain/obstacles alerting, U.S., European and Candian SafeTaxi® charts, and AOPA Airport Directory data for a wealth of information resources at your fingertips. A full year of prepaid aviation database updates is included with purchase. The graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography beneath you. Switch to IFR map mode to display and navigate on high or low enroute airways — while using your touchscreen map cursor to reference MEAs (Minimum Enroute Altitudes) and distances between intersections. Stay aware of special airspace activity with more than 683 parachute drop zone details in the Americas navigation database. Plus, to help with traffic surveillance, an optional power/data cable (sold separately) makes it easy to interface your aera with the GTX 330 Mode S transponder in your aircraft, thus enabling you to access and display TIS traffic alerts in busy terminal airspace. Use the aera to load communication frequencies into your SL 40 Comm or SL 30 Nav/Comm transceiver.

Loaded for the Road

Seamlessly transition to road navigation with its “dual boot” design, supported by preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps. The 560 offers voice-guided turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech audio technology that speaks street names, much like our popular nüvi® line of touchscreen automotive navigators. Built-in Bluetooth® supports wireless hands-free calling. Other premium features include Lane Assist with junction view, speed limit notification and traffic alerts². Use the SiriusXM satellite capability to watch the weather or listen to SiriusXM Satellite Radio while driving. To quickly transition from aircraft to automotive mode, a unique smart mount for the aera offers instant clip-and-go car navigation.

To quickly transition from aircraft to automotive mode, a unique smart mount for the aera offers instant clip-and-go car navigation.

*GPS receiver has a nominal operating velocity range of 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s).

¹Subscriptions are required for optional XM weather and audio entertainment packages (sold separately).

²NAVTEQ traffic alerts require the GTM 20 (sold separately). Traffic content not available for all areas. See for traffic coverage areas.

SiriusXM Satellite Weather Online Jeppeson NavData WAAS enabled SafeTaxi


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Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 5.3"W x 3.3"H x .9"D (13.5 x 8.4 x 2.3 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type touchscreen WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 9.5 ounces (270 g)
Battery removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 5 hours (less with full backlight and options)
Water rating IPX7
SBAS/WAAS receiver high-sensitivity with WAAS position accuracy
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible
Voltage range 11-35
Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
Ability to add maps
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards yes (microSD™ cards)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes (Auto mode)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 3,000 (aviation mode); 1,000 (automotive mode)
Routes 50


Navigation database (includes Jeppesen® data)
Navigation database coverage areas Americas or Atlantic or Pacific
Types of Jeppesen data full and ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints
Preloaded Terrain database
Preloaded Obstacle database Yes (U.S. and Europe only)
Preloaded SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams Yes (U.S. only)
Preloaded AOPA Airport Directory Yes (U.S. only)
Preloaded low & high altitude enroute airways
Preloaded private airports Yes (U.S. only)

Navigation Features

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") Yes (Auto mode)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) Yes (Auto mode)
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation) Yes (Auto mode)
Bluetooth® wireless technology yes (auto mode)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) Yes (Auto mode)

Aviation Portable Features

Moving map
Patented panel page
HSI (GPS-based)
IFR map mode
Audible terrain alerts
Terrain resolution high
Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive alerts)
Automatic logbook
Separate serial and USB interfaces
3-D map view Yes (Auto mode)



GPS receiver has a nominal operating velocity range of 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)

In the Box

  • aera 560
  • 1 year of prepaid database updates
  • Yoke mount with power cable
  • Battery pack
  • Portable friction mount
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Carry case
  • Pilot's guide and owner's manual


Maps for New Regions

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