Lincoln, MA – May 11, 2011 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today announced that they have received an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the installation of the of ADS-B-upgradeable TAS600 Series of Traffic Advisory Systems in more than 700 aircraft makes and models.
“As with many avionics installations, dealers installing our TAS600 systems have referenced a single-aircraft STC, a process which typically requires a field approval for each installation,” said Patrick Herguth, Chief Operating Officer. “Dealers can now reference this AML STC and significantly reduce the paperwork cost and time associated with each TAS600 installation.”
“With over 10,000 traffic systems delivered, Avidyne has made had significant impact on aviation safety for light general aviation aircraft owners,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne President and CEO. “Certification is always an important aspect of avionics development and installation, and we continue to strive for improvements in the process, such as this AML STC, which help our dealers and our mutual customers.”
The Approved Model List (AML) applies to the installation of the TAS600, TAS605, TAS610, TAS615, TAS620, and Ryan 9900BX Traffic Advisory Systems, and is available at dealers.avidyne.com/files/downloads/avtas-019_1.pdf.
About Avidyne Traffic Systems
Avidyne’s TAS600 Series currently comprises four models of dual-antenna, active-surveillance Traffic Advisory Systems — the TAS600, TAS605, TAS615, and TAS620 — which actively interrogate other transponder-equipped aircraft, and independently compute range, bearing, and closure rate of these aircraft in order to provide pilots with an accurate display of nearby traffic and timely audible and visual alerts of conflicting traffic.
All of Avidyne’s TAS600 models are fully upgradeable to ADS-B, and all TAS600 systems provide traffic information about any transponder-equipped airplane that is nearby, independent of whether the target aircraft has ADS-B equipment installed.
With the addition of an ADS-B “In” signal, TAS600 customers have the ability to show ADS-B-equipped traffic on their existing TAS-compatible displays, in addition to any transponder-equipped traffic that may not be participating in ADS-B.
Avidyne has delivered over 10,000 traffic systems thus far, which have been certified and installed on hundreds of different aircraft models. TAS600 systems are available for retrofit through Avidyne’s worldwide network of Authorized Service Centers, and they are also available as standard equipment or factory options at several aircraft OEMs including Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Eurocopter, and Extra.
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’s expanding line of products include the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck line for new and existing aircraft, DFC90 and DFC100 digital flight control systems, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems, 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.