EAA AirVenture – OSHKOSH – July 27, 2011– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today announced they are collaborating with Aspen Avionics of Albuquerque and growing to develop new products that are enabled to take advantage of Aspen’s new Connected™ Panel technology. The two companies previously announced and are currently developing an interface between Avidyne’s DFC90 digital autopilot and Aspen’s EFD1000 flight display system.
“Avidyne is pleased to join Aspen and the growing list of Connected Panel™ partner companies who are developing innovative and exciting new products for general aviation pilots,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne President and CEO.
“Avidyne joins the growing list of certified avionics companies that recognize the value and have committed to building products that will leverage this new, innovative architecture,” says John Uczekaj, President and CEO of Aspen Avionics. “We are excited to have them on board.”
About Connected Panel™
Connected™ Panel is a new open-platform architecture and technology that is designed to create new and exciting cockpit products that seamlessly integrate aviation application data from personal handheld devices with certified avionics installed in an aircraft’s panel.. Avidyne joins other partner companies as announced by Aspen earlier today, including AvConnect, ForeFlight; Honeywell, Jeppesen, JP Instruments, Parrot, Pinnacle Aerospace, PS Engineering, Seattle Avionics, and Sporty’s Pilot Shop, as companies that have all committed to collaborate on building products and applications that will be Connected Panel Enabled™.
About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of panel-mounted avionics including their new IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, AMX240 audio panel, AXP340 Mode S Transponder, and DFC90 digital flight control systems. Avidyne’s product line also includes the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck with DFC100 digital flight control system, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems with ADS-B, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.
The DFC90 autopilot will use Avidyne’s new ASA575 servos for installations in aircraft with no previous autopilot, or when upgrading an aircraft from a previously-installed King autopilot.
They are working to develop an interface between the Aspen Evolution displays and the Avidyne DFC90 Digital Autopilot.