Avidyne Press Release
For Immediate Release
Avidyne Receives NASA Commitment to Excellence Award
NASA Award given in recognition of technological achievement for HITS
Lincoln, MA – Thursday, August 30, 2001 –
Avidyne Corporation of Lincoln, Mass., today announced that they are the recipient of the NASA 2001 Commitment to Excellence Award for their work on the AGATE HITS program. The award was presented by the NASA Northeast Region Outreach Center at the 10th Annual NASA Technology and Business Conference, on Tuesday, 14 August 2001 in Providence, RI.
Avidyne recently completed work on their “Highway in the Sky” (HITS) display technology, as part of NASA’s AGATE (Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiments) Alliance. HITS was successfully demonstrated at last month’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin by NASA’s Chief Technologist, Sam Venerri.
“We are honored to receive this award is in recognition of our technological achievements,” said Avidyne President Dan Schwinn. “What we have accomplished with our HITS technology is another step forward in the realization of NASA’s vision for general aviation.”
The goal of HITS technology is to significantly increase utility, safety, and ease-of-flying. Affordable glass cockpit technology will provide pilots with direct access to all the information needed to safely determine their routes, speeds and proximity to adverse weather conditions, terrain and other aircraft.
About Avidyne Corporation
Based in Lincoln, Mass., Avidyne Corporation (ww w.avidyne.com) is revolutionizing the future of flight for business and commercial aviation through the power of today’s most advanced technology. The company is leading the avionics industry with innovative products that greatly enhance pilots’ situational awareness and safety during every phase of flight. Avidyne Corporation is the lead developer of NASA’s “Highway in the Sky” (HITS) and program which call upon Avidyne and its partners to design the general aviation aircraft cockpit of the future in an effort to significantly increase utility, safety and ease-of-flying.