Avidyne Introduces FMS400 and Series of Entegra Release 9 Configure Options for Cirrus Aircraft

A new lower-cost FMS400 flight management system and additional Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system configurations provide three different price points tailored for increasing levels of capability and redundancy.


EAA AirVenture - OSHKOSH, July 28, 2009--– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today announced a new lower-cost FMS400 flight management system and additional Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system configurations that provide three different price points tailored for increasing levels of capability and redundancy.

“Avidyne’s strategy is to provide a broad portfolio of flight deck options that meet the missions and budgets of our customers,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “The FMS400 configuration allows Cirrus owners that do not require full WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) precision approach capability to enjoy the advanced, yet easy-to-use Entegra Release 9 and FMS functionality.”

“Avidyne strives to provide avionics systems that make flying safer and simpler for all general aviation pilots,” said Dan Schwinn, President and CEO of Avidyne. “We understand that not all pilots use their aircraft the same way, and we are committed to providing the simplicity and safety of Release 9 to meet the needs of each segment of the market.”

About the FMS400

Avidyne’s FMS400 is designed for customers who have no immediate plans to add WAAS precision approach capability, but still want to step up to the industry-defining, easy-to-use architecture of the highly-touted FMS900w, including Avidyne’s innovative GeoFill™ and FMSVectors™ capability. The FMS400 is fully upgradeable to the FMS900w should the customer decide to add WAAS precision approach capability at some point in the future. The FMS keyboard is optional with the FMS400, and it is included with the FMS900w.

About Entegra Release 9 Series

Avidyne now offers a series of Entegra Release 9 systems including Silver, Gold and Platinum configurations that take advantage of Release 9’s modularity to provide dual FMS900w (WAAS precision approach) or dual FMS400 (non-WAAS) FMS capability, as well as single and dual ADAHRS (Air Data and Attitude Heading Reference System) configurations.

The Entegra Release 9 Silver configuration utilizes dual FMS400s, a single ADAHRS, and includes dual XGA high-resolution displays with all the benefits of R9’s industry-leading user interface.

The Entegra Release 9 Gold configuration provides the full power of dual WAAS Precision Approach-capable FMS900w systems and a single ADAHRS.

The Entegra Release 9 Platinum configuration provides dual WAAS Precision Approach-capable FMS900w systems and a dual ADAHRS systems for an added level of redundancy.

Each of these systems includes dual XGA IFD5000 displays, dual GPS/FMS receivers, dual 16-watt VHF COMM radios, and an MLB700 SIRIUS/XM® Broadcast datalink receiver.

Other options include the PS Engineering PMA8000B audio panel, remote transponder, Avidyne TAS620 for traffic, and TWX670 for color lightning. In addition, an optional pre-fabricated wiring harness is also available that is designed to dramatically reduce installation down time.

With Entegra Release 9’s modular architecture, these new packages are fully upgradable to the higher-capability configurations should the need arise to add functionality.

Oshkosh Promotion:

For Entegra Release 9 Silver with the FMS400, Avidyne will include the FMS keyboard (ACD215) at no charge, and the ability to add Synthetic Vision for $5,000. (Total savings of $8,850).

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