IFD-Series

Touch-Screen Navigators

IFD550 Value Comparison

Not only is the IFD550 easier to use, the IFD550 provides a better value.

 

Avidyne IFD550

Garmin GTN750

Suggested List Price

$21,999

$16,000

Install Kit + Tray

Included

Included

SD Card

N/A

$555

Color Terrain Awareness

Included

Included

Total

$21,999

$16,555

Bluetooth Hardware

Included

Only available with external Flightstream for $549

WiFi Hardware

Included

Only available with Flightstream 510
Add $1,499

Bluetooth Keyboard

Included

Not Available

3D Exo SynViz

Included

Not Available

ARS + 3D Ego Syn Viz

Included

Not Available

IFD100 App/Controller

Included

Not Available

Total

$21,999

$18,054

Forward Looking Terrain Alerting – (FLTA)

Included

Only available with TAWS Upgrade for $7,995

Required Terrain Clearance Alerting – (RTC)

Included

Only available with TAWS Upgrade for $7,995

Jeppesen Charts - Unlock

Included

$1,995

Total

$21,999

$27,119

 

IFD550 Functional Comparison

 

 

Avidyne IFD550

Garmin GTN750

Physical Size (inches)

4.60H x 6.30Wx11D

6.00H x 6.30Wx11D

System Weight

8.50lbs

9.3lbs

Display Size

5.7 inch VGA (640x480)

6.9-inch
(600x708)

Number of Colors

65,535

65,535

Slide-In Replacement for GNS530

Yes

No

Integrated Bluetooth

Yes

No
(Requires FlightStream)

Integrated Wifi

Yes

No
(Requires FlightStream >$1,499+install)

Ipad instance of GPS navigator for remote display/control

Yes IFD100 App

No

Foreflight Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Other 3rd Party Wireless compatibility

Yes Seattle Avionics Fly Q, AvPlan, FlightPlan Go, Cloud Ahoy, More

No

Built In Attitude Reference Sensor

Yes

No

Exocentric Synthetic Vision

Yes

No

Egocentric Synthetic Vision

Yes

No

Touch Screen for most functions

Yes

Yes

Knobs/Buttons for most functions

Yes

No

High-resolution Terrain Graphics

Yes

Yes

MultiTouch Capabilty for Pinch Zoom

Yes

TBD

WAAS GPS Capability

16-Channel Gamma 3

15-Channel Gamma 3

Flight Plans

99 Flight Plans

99 Flight Plans

Waypoints / Flight Plan

128 Waypoints ea

100 Waypoints ea

Victor Airway Flight Planning

Yes

Yes

Graphical Airway building

Yes

No

GeoFill

Yes

No

Procedure Preview - Preview of SIDs, STAR, Approaches before entry into Flt Plan

Yes

No

Easy Entry Hold at any point

Yes

No

Rubberband Flight Plan Editing

Yes

Yes

Electronic Approach Charts

Yes Jeppesen is standard

Yes FliteChart (Jeppesen is Optional)

Electronic Airport Diagrams

Yes >6,000 worldwide airport diagrams w/Jeppesen is standard

Yes <1,000 Safetaxi US Airports (Jeppesen is Optional)

Touchscreen Keyboard for Data Entry

Intuitive QWERTY Keyboard

ABC Keyboard
(QWERTY TBD)

Textual Station Identifier of Active COM Frequency

Yes

No

Textual Station Identifier of Standby COM Frequency

Yes

No

Fully-Automated NAV Tuning

Yes

No

10 Watt COMM

Yes

Yes

16 Watt COMM

Optional

Optional

Support for XM WX

YES GDL69/A

YES GDL69/A

Support for WX-500 Lightning (Monochrome)

Yes

Yes

Support for TWX670 Lightning (Color Strikes)

Yes

No

ADS-B Approved Position Source

Yes

Yes

Display of ADS-B Wx and Traffic

Yes SkyTrax100, Lynx, GTX345

Yes GTX345, GDL88

Supports all popular Traffic Sensors including TAS & TCAS I

Yes

Yes