Avidyne Announces TSO Approval for New EX600 MFD

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.

Lincoln, MA.- January 4, 2010 --– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight decks, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval for their recently-introduced EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD).

“I am really excited about getting the new EX600 installed in my aircraft,” said Avidyne customer, Michael Alper. “After looking at all of the available MFD options, I specifically chose the EX600 because I really liked its ease of use, plus I found the QuickPan feature to be an incredibly useful safety feature.”

“The EX600 represents the latest in MFD capability for general aviation airplanes and helicopters, and builds on Avidyne’s innovation and leadership in the radar-replacement MFD category,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “This TSO approval allows us to begin shipments of the EX600, which means aircraft owners can now add or upgrade to the most feature-rich and easiest-to-use MFD available.”

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 all-new 5.8-inch diagonal, 640x480 pixel (VGA) display and 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.

The EX600’s “map-centric” operation — especially helpful for helicopter operators — allows the pilot to view all the available safety information, including on-board radar, right on the map page without having to switch to dedicated or hidden pages as with many other MFDs.

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 — 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.

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