Lincoln, MA, August 21, 2009--– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft announced today that RGV Aviation Limited of Gloucester, U.K. has completed and delivered the first internationally-based Cirrus SR22 aircraft retrofit of an Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system.
“We are quite familiar with Avidyne, working closely with them most recently on their MLX770 and TWX670 retrofits, so partnering on the Entegra Release 9 retrofit program is a natural fit for us,” said Alec Vincent, RGV’s Avionics Manager. “We’ve been really impressed with the Release 9 system, and we have many customers who are now inquiring about upgrading their aircraft.”
“RGV is recognized across Europe for their expertise in Cirrus aircraft maintenance and avionics retrofits, and they were a terrific partner to have as our first international Entegra Release 9 installation facility,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “There are a large number of Cirrus aircraft flying in Europe, and RGV is leading the way in allowing these owner-operators to transition to enhanced safety and utility of Entegra Release 9.”
Pricing & Availability
Entegra Release 9 is currently certified as a retrofit upgrade for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft. Avidyne offers Silver, Gold, and Platinum configurations of the Entegra Release 9 system for Cirrus SR20 & SR22, starting at $39,500 USD. Additional pricing details are available at: www.avidyne.com/products/release-9/index.asp.
Avidyne is now accepting Entegra Release 9 orders for mid-September deliveries for domestically-owned Cirrus aircraft and also for N-registered Cirrus aircraft in international markets. Contact Avidyne to locate an Avidyne-approved Entegra Release 9 installation center near you.
Avidyne has also launched their “Avidyne Live” forum, which captures customer’s pilot reports (pireps), pictures, and feature stories at www.avidynelive.com.
About RGV Aviation Limited (www.rgv.co.uk/)
Based at Gloucestershire Airport (EGBJ), RGV is a family-run Aircraft and Avionics maintenance business that was established in 1973. In addition to being the largest Authorized Cirrus Service Center in Europe, RGV is also an established Piper Service Center and works closely with all light aircraft manufactures. RGV holds EASA Part 145, FAA Repair Station with EASA Subpart G and Irish Aviation Authority Subpart G approvals.
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 systems for new and existing aircraft, datalink-capable EX5000 and EX500 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.