Cirrus Aircraft Announces Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Available as a Post Production Option

AOPA SUMMIT 2009, TAMPA, FL. - November 5, 2009 - Cirrus Aircraft today announced that Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck system is now available from Cirrus as an option on selected new SR20 and SR22 aircraft.

"Cirrus and Avidyne launched the glass flight deck revolution back in 2003. Today, we are making Entegra Release 9 available as a post production option on new aircraft to meet the needs of those customers desiring the next generation Avidyne avionics platform," said Cirrus CEO, Brent Wouters.

"Cirrus has consistently been the industry leader in bringing safety-enhancing innovations to general aviation-from the parachute to the first all-glass flight deck for GA-and we are excited to have our Entegra Release 9 system added as a factory option at Cirrus," said Avidyne President Dan Schwinn. "There are over 4,000 Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft and prospective owners now have the option of moving up to a brand new SR20 or SR22 with Entegra Release 9."

About Entegra Release 9

With its fully-modular architecture, Entegra Release 9 represents the next generation of Avidyne integrated flight deck systems for general aviation aircraft. The Entegra Release 9 includes high-resolution IFD5000 displays, dual Air Data and Attitude Heading Reference Systems (ADAHRS), dual-redundant FMS900w systems with a QWERTY keypad, next-generation fully-digital 16-watt VHF NAV/COM radios, and dual WAAS/RNP-capable GPS receivers. Release 9's innovative Page & Tab user interface makes accessing data simple. Designed with a fully-redundant architecture, each IFD5000 is fully capable of performing the functions of the other. With Entegra Release 9, Avidyne has developed a truly integrated system that is specifically designed to eliminate complexity, reduce head-down time, provide a whole new level of redundancy, and dramatically enhance safety.

Pricing and Availability

For pricing and ordering information, including installation details, contact Cirrus Aircraft at