Avidyne EX600 MFD Awarded AML-STC Approval for More Than 650 Aircraft Models

Lincoln, MA. - January 18, 2010 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight decks, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have received FAA Approved Model List - Supplemental Type Certification (AML-STC) approval for their recently-introduced EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD). This AML-STC, which comes on the heels of the Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval that was granted at the end of December, authorizes installation of the EX600 MFD in over 650 Part 23 Class I, II, and III aircraft makes and models.

“Customer and dealer response to our recent EX600 introduction has been fantastic—especially for its Map Panning and QuickPan capabilities,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “This AML-STC provides the approval basis for our dealers to install our newest and best-ever MFD in a wide variety of general aviation airplanes and helicopters.”

About the EX600

The EX600 is a full-function MFD that is designed to enhance situational awareness and safety for pilots of general aviation airplanes and now for helicopters as well.

Incorporating an all-new 5.8-inch diagonal, 640x480 pixel (VGA) transflective display, the EX600 provides unmatched readability, even in direct sunlight. The EX600 features Avidyne’s renowned easy-to-use pilot interface — including innovative new Map Panning keys and their exclusive QuickPan™ function — the EX600 dramatically improves a pilot’s ability to access and display critical flight data. QuickPan allows the pilot to quickly toggle between the present position and a panned-to position — such as Destination airport–with a single button push.

All EX600s include the ability to display CMax™ approach charts & worldwide airport diagrams at no additional charge—as well as support for European VFR Charts (aka Bottlang Airfield Manual) — which provide an added measure of situational awareness during critical phases of flight and while taxiing, both domestically and internationally. CMax subscription services are available through Jeppesen.

With interfaces to nineteen different radar models, the EX600 is the leader in radar-replacement MFDs, meaning it can act as a display replacement for many out-dated and un-repairable CRT radar displays, while adding significant situational awareness and utility enhancements.

In addition, the EX600 has standard interfaces (at no additional charge), providing the widest range of sensor interfaces available in a retrofit MFD including Traffic TAS600-Series Traffic Advisory capability and TWX670 Color Tactical Lightning Detection. With Avidyne’s unique MultiLink™ capability, the EX600 can display both broadcast datalink in the Continental U.S. (CONUS) through the MLB700 and international datalink through the MLX770 datalink transceiver.

Optional TCAS I and TAWS/EGPWS interfaces are also available.

Pricing and Availability

EX600 pricing starts at $9,990 for the standard MFD, including CMax™ Electronic Approach Charts, Worldwide Airport Diagrams, and standard interfaces for traffic and color lightning.

The EX600 MFD with Bendix RDR130/150/160/RDS81/82/82VP/84/84VP/86/86VP interface or Bendix/King RDR2000/2100 interface is $13,990.

The EX600 MFD with Collins WXR250/270/300 or Bendix RDR1100/1200/1300 interface is $16,990.

Avidyne announced a trade-in program that provides a $2,500 trade-in allowance for old radar indicators and older generation MFDs like the MX20, GMX200, and KMD550/850 toward a new EX600.

All existing EX500 owners can get upgraded to an EX600 starting at only $5,495. Contact Avidyne for details.

Avidyne is shipping EX600s now.

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, datalink-capable EX5000 and EX600 multi-function displays and 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.