Avidyne Media Coverage

AvWeb -October 13, 2015

Now that Avidyne's IFD440 hybrid touch GPS navigator is certified and shipping, the company is putting a sharp focus on the experimental and kit aircraft market. This includes builders with existing Garmin GNS navigators. In this video, Kitplanes magazine contributing editor Larry Anglisano along with Avidyne's Tom Harper show how to transition from an existing GNS430W to a slide-in IFD440, including configuration and setup of the new Bluetooth keyboard.

AirSoc -August 20, 2015

For many years now, having an IFR-capable navigator has meant installing and using a Garmin GNS 430, 530, or their WAAS versions that end in a “W.” Other products have existed, of course, but market penetration has been slim. The nearly ubiquitous Garmin 430W appears in so many cockpits that it is almost assumed that pilots know how to use them. In homebuilt aircraft that are equipped for IFR use, it is rare to find anything else – and if you leaf through the various popular EFIS installation manuals, most of them show exactly how to hook up the EFIS to a 430W.

General Aviation News -August 12, 2015

Competition is a beautiful thing. It keeps pricing honest. It makes everything more interesting. It gives pilots choices: Certified vs. experimental; piston vs. turbine; composite vs. metal.

FLYING - June 23, 2015

Avidyne has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the IFD440 touchscreen GPS/navcom, a smaller version of the IFD540 certified last year that is designed as a slide-in replacement for the Garmin GNS430.

AOPA - June 22, 2015

The wait for Avidyne’s drop-in replacement for Garmin’s GNS 430-series is over at last: The Lincoln, Massachusetts, firm announced June 18 that the IFD440 has been approved by the FAA. An update of the software that runs the device and its previously approved cousin the IFD540 (designed to replace Garmin GNS 530-series units) also fixes the bug that prompted an emergency airworthiness directive in May.9

FLYING - April 22, 2015

George Bye, the developer a two-seat solar-electric trainer called the Sun Flyer, said yesterday that the airplane will fly with a touchscreen cockpit from Avidyne based around the all-important assumptions that the avionics be bright enough to read in full sunlight but not so powerful that they drain the batteries down to nothing.

Aero News Network - May 4, 2015

In-Depth, Onsite and Real-Time, Aero-TV Brings You Archived Interviews With The Best And Brightest of the Avionics World

Aero News Network - April 22, 2015

Aero Electric Aircraft (AEAC) has selected Avidyne Corporation to collaborate on the development of the avionics panel for the next-generation "Sun Flyer" solar-electric training aircraft being developed by AEAC.

AOPA- April 21, 2015

Avidyne Corp., a Lincoln, Massachusetts-based avionics manufacturer, announced at a Sun 'n Fun media event that it will collaborate to provide avionics for the Sun Flyer solar-electric training aircraft, and has received FAA approval to install a new Mode S transponder in numerous general aviation aircraft.

Instrument Pilot- Spring, 2015

In August this year, Avidyne finally released it’s IFD540 GPS Navigator. The device was initially announced in at Oshkosh 2011 for shipment the following year. Its specifications were impressive: large, high-resolution touch display, full FMS functionality including quick airways entry and altitude restrictions. Full touch and button control. Slide in replacement for the 530W with connections to the exact same avionics supported.

Avionics News- March, 2015

When Steve "Jake" Jacobson began designing Avidyne's plug-and-play IFD440 and IFD540 "upgrade" replacements for the popular Garmin 430 and 530 GPS nav/coms, one of the first things he recalled was his time as a younf Air Force pilot in late 1987.

Cessna Flyer Association - February 25, 2015

Avidyne Corp. of Lincoln, Mass., has introduced the IFD540, a plug-and-play GPS Nav/Com. Pilots are already embracing this exciting new choice in the avionics market. Avidyne's next product, the IFD440, should be available this spring.

Twin & Turbine - February, 2015

NASCAR champ and Conquest II pilot Bill Elliott seems like a character from the Andy Griffith Show who would have been nicknamed "Rocket".

Avionics News - December, 2014

The project was to take the original panel equipped with the Garmin GNS 530W and replace it with Avidyne's slide-in GPS/NAV/COMM replacements, the IFD540.

AVweb - October 14, 2014

In a growing market of ADS-B solutions, Avidyne Corporation has announced the MLB100 ADS-B traffic and flight information system—an ADS-B solution designed for interface with the company's recently certified IFD540 slide-in GPS navigator. The single-box MLB100, which is priced at $2495, is a 978MHz datalink receiver that offers full ADS-B traffic input capability when interfaced with a mandate-compliant ADS-B position and broadcast source, including the Avidyne AXP340 transponder and IFD540 WAAS GPS navigator combination. The MLB100 also receives a variety of FIS-B ADS-B weather products. The MLB100 doesn't have ADS-B output capability, but is instead intended to interface with other products in the Avidyne line.

AIN Online - July 28, 2014

On the eve of AirVenture 2014, Avidyne announced the long-awaited FAA certification of the touchscreen IFD540 FMS/GPS/navcom. Not only did Avidyne gain FAA technical standard order (TSO) certification, but also an approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) that allows for installation of the IFD540 in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models.

FLYING Magazine - July 28, 2014

Avidyne has received FAA certification of its long-awaited touchscreen IFD540 GPS navcom, allowing installations to begin in hundreds of aircraft types under an approved model list STC.

FLYING Magazine - July 17, 2014

SocialFlight has expanded its database of features beyond just aviation events. Through the free mobile app and web-based service you can now get access to more information and also connect with aviation friends and businesses.

Chats From The Deck - April 4, 2014

Chats From The Deck is a compilation of recordings hosted by Dave Shallbetter, volunteer chairman of Sun 'n Fun Radio 1510 AM, part of the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in held in Lakeland, Florida, each April.

AOPA - June 28, 2013

Avidyne’s DFC90 autopilot can now be paired with Aspen’s EFD1000 PFDs for older Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft, Avidyne officials said.

The digital, attitude-based DFC90 autopilot has a “straight and level” button that can recover from unusual attitudes as well as “envelope protection” designed to prevent autopilot-induced stalls and overspeeds.

Aviation Today- April 11, 2013

Avidyne is making good use of its involvement in the FAA-funded Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) program, as it announced the release of its Traffic Advisory Systems with ADS-B In capability.

The avionics manufacturer's TAS605A, TAS615A and TAS620A systems combines its VeriTAS technology, which provides a "true traffic picture for pilots" with ADS-B to provide a new collision avoidance solution for general aviation pilots.

AIN Online - April 11, 2013

“Midair collisions statistics are revealing,” said Avidyne COO Patrick Herguth during the company’s press conference at Sun ’n Fun 2013 (Booth C-71). “Fifty-nine percent of midairs happen near the airport; and 54 percent are between aircraft flying in the same direction.” Herguth was citing a 10-year-long study published by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

FLYING- April 9, 2013

Avidyne and MIT researchers have been working for the past three years on improved ADS-B traffic alerting algorithms that the FAA hopes to use as the baseline standard for the entire avionics industry. Now the collaboration has led to the development of an Avidyne traffic alert feature called VeriTAS that has the goal of providing more precise collision alerting while eliminating nuisance alerts.

AOPA- April 9, 2013

Avidyne Corp. has worked since 2011 with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the FAA to develop the next generation of traffic alerting, which combines position data gleaned from Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), active scanning of nearby transponders, ground radar returns, and an algorithm that constantly calculates aircraft trajectories to drastically reduce false alerts, while giving pilots at least 30 seconds of warning if a collision is imminent.

FLYING- March 28, 2013

Avidyne announced on Tuesday that it supports and will participate in the industry standardization agenda for ADS-B display commonality. Avidyne has made interfacing with other companies’ equipment a priority in the design of its own avionics, and the announcement at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Las Vegas comes as no surprise.

AERO News Network- March 28, 2013

Avidyne announced Tuesday they are nearing certification of the interface between their DFC90 Digital Autopilot and the Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) from Aspen Avionics of Albuquerque. The first certifications of the DFC90 interfaced with the Aspen PFD will be in Avidyne’s Cessna 182 (pictured) and in Aspen’s Cirrus SR22.

FLYING - October 4, 2012

Cessna 182 operators with Aspen’s Evolution 1000 Pro primary flight display (PFD) can now install Avidyne’s DFC90 digital autopilot. Avidyne now has a supplemental type certificate for the interface, the first for a non-Entegra-equipped aircraft (with more in the pipeline).

AOPA - October 4, 2012

Avidyne Corp. has secured a supplemental type certificate allowing installation of the DFC90 digital autopilot in Cessna 182-series aircraft equipped with the Aspen Evolution 1000 Pro primary flight display.

FLYING - July 26, 2012

The FAA has awarded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a $4 million grant to study whether ADS-B technology can be used in light airplanes to provide traffic alerts and advisories that will provide an improvement on current-generation traffic sensing technology. MIT has enlisted Avidyne to develop product hardware for the three-year program, called Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast.

Aero News - July 26, 2012

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.

AVweb - July 9, 2012

In a continued attempt to tamp down high avionics costs, Avidyne this week announced a drop-in replacement competitor for Garmin's popular GNS430. The new IFD440 is a descendent of a larger model Avidyne introduced last year, the IFD540, a drop in box to replace Garmin's GNS530.

FlyCorporate - July 7, 2012

Avidyne Corporation has introduced the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system with Hybrid Touch user interface, adding to their full line of plug-and-play avionics.

FLYING - July 6, 2012

At the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) gathering in Duluth, Minnesota, yesterday, Avidyne announced a new product, the IFD-440. The navigator will boast many of the features of the larger IFD-540, which Avidyne announced at last year’s AirVenture show and which it currently plans to start shipping early next year.

General Aviation News - July 5, 2012

Avidyne Corp. has introduced the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system with touch screen user interface, adding to its line of plug-and-play avionics.

AOPA - July 5, 2012

Avidyne’s new IFD440, an all-in-one GPS/NAV/COM/FMS, expands on the Massachusetts company’s strategy of competing with rival Garmin for GNS430/530 replacements.

AIN Online - July 5, 2012

Avidyne introduced a new integrated FMS/GPS/navcom today–the touchscreen IFD440, a slide-in, plug-and-play replacement for Garmin GNS 430 GPS/navcoms. The $14,995 IFD440 has a 5.4-inch-diagonal screen and will be available at the end of next year.

Aero News Network - July 5, 2012

Ya gotta hand it to them.... despite a bad economy, an even tougher regulatory environment, and the industry doldrums, Avidyne seems bound and determined to innovate themselves past the worst of recent times.

Avionics News - June, 2012

Walk around Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and you will regularly hear owners of older general aviation aircraft express their frustration at the proximity between the value of their airplanes and the costs of upgrading panels with the capabilities that they most covet.

Business Jet Traveler - June, 2012

After launching a successful high-tech startup–communication equipment manufacturer Shiva Corporation–Dan Schwinn turned his talents to fixing a glaring problem with the utility of small general aviation airplanes.

FLYING - May 18, 2012

Besides being a heck of a nice autopilot and a vast improvement over the S-Tec 55 series, Avidyne’s DFC90 digital automatic flight control system also incorporates various cutting-edge technologies — like Envelope Protection™ and a “straight & level” button — that make this product an instant winner.

FLYING - May 18, 2012

Another way that Aspen found to make its compact PFD even more valuable was by making it compatible with more autopilots and by enhancing the integration of those autopilots.

The most noteworthy of these is the Avidyne DFC90, an attitude-based high-performance digital autopilot with built-in Envelope Protection™ and straight-and-level recovery mode.

Aviation News - April 29, 2012

Avidyne Corp. has introduced its new ASA575 series autopilot servo/actuators, which are designed for use with the DFC90 digital autopilot system in new and retrofit installations.

AVweb - April 4, 2012

Avidyne and Aspen are collaborating to make the Aspen Evolution EFIS system compatible with Avidyne's DFC90 autopilot. Tom Harper explains the details in this video coverage of the Aircraft Electronics Association meeting in Washington, D.C.

Aero News - March 27, 2012

Highlights of Dan Schwinn, Avidyne CEO speaking at the 2012 Sun n' Fun press conference.

FLYING - March 27, 2012

On the first day of Sun ‘n Fun, Avidyne President and CEO Dan Schwinn announced that his company was pursuing a number of certifications for its DFC90 digital autopilot. In addition to the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, for which Avidyne earned STC approval last year, the company will pursue certification for the Cessna 182, Beech Bonanza, Beech Baron and Piper PA32. All of those airplanes will be able to take advantage of the DFC90’s impressive Envelope Protection™ and envelope alerting capabilities.

AviationPros.com - March 27, 2012

The DFC90 autopilot will use Avidyne’s new ASA575 servos for installations in aircraft with no previous autopilot, or when upgrading an aircraft from a previously-installed King autopilot.

Aero News- March 27, 2012

Avidyne will be showcasing a dual IFD540 system at Lakeland Linder (FL) airport this week. Since both the IFDs are on the Avidyne Digital Databus, all the data is instantly available to both IFDs. This means things like crosschecking data between IFDs like Nav deviation is available and using one display as a full QWERTY keyboard to make changes to a flight plan that instantly shows on the map page of the other IFD.

Aero-TV - February 14, 2012

Every Now And Then, Life (And Aviation) -- Holds You Up -- R9 Makes That Easy

Aero-TV - February 9, 2012

One Of R9's Greatest Skills... Creating Quick And Useful Waypoints Where And When You Need Them

Aero-TV - February 8, 2012

There's More Than One Way to Make An Approach... R9 Shows You How

Aero-TV - February 7, 2012

A Glass Panel System Really Shows Its Mettle When You Head For The Approach

Aero-TV - February 2, 2012

Changing Your Mind Is Not An Easy Thing To Do When You're IFR... But R9 Makes It SO Much Easier

Aero-TV - February 1, 2012

So... a few months ago, we had the chance to sit back in awe at the expertise already displayed by one of the Avidyne R9 glass panel's most passionate advocates... and users.

Aero-TV - December 28, 2011
Aero-TV - October 21, 2011

An Increasingly Innovative Avidyne Expands Touch-Screen Avionics Line

AOPA Live - September, 2011

Avidyne's New IFD540 featuring Multi-Touch at AOPA Summit

AvWeb - September 23, 2011

Avidyne's New Multi-Touch at AOPA Summit

Loop TV - September, 2011

Avidyne launches the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM

Aero-TV - August 11, 2011

Avidyne Builds A Company That's Destined To Be An Avionics Powerhouse.

LOOP - August 8, 2011

IFD540 featured in online magazine. Pages 24-25

AIN Online - July 28, 2011

Avidyne announced this week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., that it is joining the push into touchscreen avionics control with the launch of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/navcom system.

ElectronicsWeekly.com - July 28, 2011

Avidyne has unveiled a new system to replace a rival navigation/communication system on general aviation aircraft with an integrated avionics stack including navigation and communications.

General Aviation News - July 28, 2011

Avidyne unveiled on opening day of Oshkosh its soon-to-be-certified v9.3 software upgrade — which includes Synthetic Vision technology (SVS) — for the Entegra Release 9

FlyCorporate- July 27, 2011

Avidyne Corporation are collaborating with Aspen Avionics to develop new products that are enabled to take advantage of Aspen’s new Connected Panel technology.

General Aviation News - July 27, 2011

Avidyne introduced a line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation on opening day of AirVenture.

AIN Online - July 27, 2011

Avidyne announced a new mode-S transponder that will make upgrading to ADS-B out capability much simpler.

AIN Online - July 26, 2011

Avidyne signaled that it is joining the trend toward avionics with touchscreen controls by launching its IFD540 FMS/GPS/navcom system at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wis., yesterday.

AOPA Online - July, 2011

Avidyne has introduced new plug-and-play avionics to include the IFD540 GPS/Navigation/Communication system, a direct plug-in replacement for the Garmin GNS 530.

Airventure.org - July, 2011

Avidyne’s first plug-and-play replacement/upgrade was the DFC90 series of autopilots that replace the existing autopilot computers in Cirrus aircraft. The DFC90 brought so much new capability for such a small installation cost and hassle that Cirrus owners have made the switch in big numbers. On Monday at AirVenture Avidyne announced it will soon do the same with its new IFD540.

Flyingmag.com - July 26, 2011

Avidyne on Monday launched a family of panel-mount avionics that is aimed squarely at owners of Garmin equipment, and in particular the popular GNS 530 GPS navcom. The flagship of the Avidyne product line is the touchscreen IFD540 WAAS navigator, a “plug-and-play” replacement for the Garmin GNS 530 that has a claimed installation time of as little as one to two hours and is positioned as a direct competitor to Garmin’s new GTN 750 touchscreen unit.

Aero TV- July 25, 2011

You have to hand it to Avidyne... at just about the time that you'd think they'd be happy building an increasing market share for Glass Cockpit systems with their innovative and easy-to-use R-9 system, they go and fill in ALL the blanks with a full suite of replacement avionics... Transponders, Audio panels, Auto-Pilots, GPS/Nav/Coms... you name it.

Arabian Aerospace - July 25, 2011

Avidyne introduced a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft at the world famous Oshkosh Airshow in Wisconsin, USA today.

Revista Aerea - July 25, 2011

dyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that they are expanding the available market for the DFC90 Digital Flight Control System.

Aircraft Maintenance Technology - July 25, 2011

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that they are expanding the available market for the DFC100 Digital Flight Control System.

RotorPad - July 25, 2011

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today introduced a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft. Avidyne’s new avionics stack includes the IFD540 FMS/GPS/ Navigation/ Communication system with touch screen user interface, the AMX240 stereo Audio Panel with Marker Beacon, the AXP340 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) Transponder, and the attitude-based DFC90 Digital Autopilot.

AVWeb - July 24, 2011

Avidyne introduced a full panel-mounted, plug-and-play replacement avionics stack for general aviation aircraft at EAA AirVenture on Monday morning.

Aero-TV - July, 2011

Click below to watch as Avidyne unveil their new IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM and additional plug & play rack mount avionics at AirVenture 2011.

Forbes - April 11, 2011

If you’re looking for an alternative to the indignity of flying commercial but a business jet is (temporarily) out of reach, take a look at the Cirrus SR22. It is a four-seat, single-engine light aircraft.

Flying - March 2, 2011

Avidyne has achieved TSO and STC certification for its DFC100 digital flight control system designed for use with the Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck system available in Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft.

Flying - November, 2010

Systems from Avidyne that aim to prevent loss-of-control accidents are already showing up in light airplanes. Here's how one of them might just save your life.

Plane & Pilot - October, 2010

The DFC90 completes Avidyne’s integrated avionics suite with an increase in performance and safety

AOPA Pilot Blog - September 20, 2010

The mission was to find out whether the “Straight & Level” button in Avidyne’s new DFC90 autopilot could really recover from unusual attitudes.

NBC Miami - August, 2010

Avidyne sponsors Air Race Classic 2010 Pilots.

AOPA Pilot - September, 2010

New Avidyne autopilot—enhancing flight safety

FlyCorporate Online - August 20, 2010

Avidyne Corporation has no doubts about the quality of its upgrade - the company is offering a full Money Back Guarantee for customers who purchase a new DFC90 Digital Flight Control System with Flight Envelope Protection™.

Aero-TV - August 19, 2010

After taking the GA world by storm, the highly capable and oh-so-usable Avidyne Release 9 glass panel system is poised to take its next big leap.

AVWeb - August, 2010

Avidyne has a slide-in replacement for the STEC-55X autopilots common to Cirrus SR20s and SR22s. Aviation Consumer's Jeff Van West took it up for a flight to the claims of improved performance and new safety features.

AIN Online - August 1, 2010

Pilots who’ve flown with it say Avidyne has hit a home run with its Entegra Release 9 avionics system, a follow-on to the original Entegra glass cockpit certified in a variety of light general aviation airplanes.

WittySparks - August, 2010

Avidyne DFC90 Autopilot

AOPA Online - July 27, 2010

Avidyne founder Dan Schwinn said the pioneering avionics firm’s new DFC90 autopilot will be a technology foundation for a variety of upcoming safety features.

Aero-TV- July 2, 2010

Extending The R9 Revolution -- Avidyne Retrofits The Piper Matrix.

Aero-TV- June 24, 2010

Truly Revolutionary Autopilot NOW Shipping.

Aero-TV- June 7, 2010

GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Panel Keeps Evolving.

Aero-News.net- June 7, 2010

Will Provide Avionics Suite For Korean KC-100 GA Aircraft.

April, 2010

Each year, the AEA convention opens with an exciting series of new product introductions and updates from industry leaders; join Aero-TV for the replay of Avidyne's presentation.

Tom Harper Discuss the Latest Avidyne News from AEA's 2010 Convention On April 8th through April 10th, Aero-TV ...

At the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando, Avidyne's Tom Harper demonstrated the impressive FMS capabilities of the latest Release 9 software for the company's sophisticated EFIS

Aero-TV- February 25, 2010

At the 2009 EAA AirVenture, NexAir Avionics introduced the completely modernized Saratoga successor, the Saratoga NX.

FLYING Magazine - February, 2010

Avidyne's new DFC90 autopilot replaces the computer and sensors in Avidyne Entegra-equipped Cirrus singles and brings an unmatched level of performance.

Aero-News.net - January 25, 2010

Avidyne has announced that Western Michigan University (WMU) has selected Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck avionics system for WMUs fleet of Cirrus SR20 aircraft.

Aero-TV- January 19, 2010

After spending some serious dollars late in 2008 to purchase our much beloved Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo, the last thing we thought we needed to do was undertake a radical $100k upgrade program.

Aero-TV- January 11, 2010

At AOPA’s 2009 Summit, the Avidyne Corporation announced their all-new EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD), the next stage in the radar-replacement MFD market for general aviation aircraft and helicopters.

Aero-News.net - January 1, 2010

It is both the most "fun," and most difficult, task facing the ANN staff at the end of every year -- determining who, or what, did the most to promote the cause of aviation in the past 365 days...


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