The IFD540 & IFD440 represent the next generation in Aviation GPS systems. Each provides VHF communication and SBAS/ LPV precision navigation and are designed to meet the accuracy and integrity requirements for ADS-B as part of the NextGen airspace initiative. As plug-and play replacements for legacy systems, the IFD540 & IFD440 each share the same basic functionality in large and compact display formats respectively.
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Our award-winning Page & Tab user interface allows you to go to any page in the system with only one or two clicks.
In addition to the dedicated knobs and buttons that many pilots prefer for frequent pilot actions, the IFD540 & IFD440’s Hybrid Touch capability allows pilots to perform virtually all of those same functions via the touch-screen interface, as well as providing additional MultiTouch functionality like pinch-zoom, map panning, and graphical flight plan editing, allowing the pilot to decide to use the MultiTouch screen, or knobs and buttons depending on the pilot’s phase of flight.
The IFD540 & IFD440 are direct plug & play replacements for the Garmin GNS530 and GNS430 respectively, using the existing tray and connectors, and they are compatible with all the popular interface configurations, which can greatly minimize installation costs. In addition, Avidyne offers the GPS-only IFD410 and IFD510, which are plug & play replacements for the GNS400 and GNS500 respectively See for yourself!
Entering an IFR flight plan is easier than ever with the IFD540 & IFD440. Extensive testing and customer experience have proven that the IFD540 & IFD440 user interface reduces button pushes and knob twists required with previous navigators by 50%-75% or more. Drop-down menus are logically placed to provide easy data entry of airways, exit waypoints, destinations, and approach procedures.
GeoFill intelligently predicts the next leg or waypoint on your flight—not based on its order in the database, but on its proximity to your current location or the previous waypoint in your flight plan—eliminating the fumbling through irrelevant NAVAIDs common to other systems. Auto-filling the remaining characters in the entry—based upon distance from the current position and avoiding the cumbersome need to go through obviously “bad” choices (too far away) to get to the desired entry—dramatically reduces the number of pilot actions. GeoFill can reduce data entry by as much as 75%, dramatically reducing head-down time.
As an example, the logical GeoFill choice based upon the existing route is HNK rather than an irrelevant waypoint such as HM – Haneida NDB in Japan which an older system would have suggested because it is alphabetically ahead in the database.
Avidyne’s exclusive FMS Preview™ is a powerful flight planning feature that makes it even more intuitive to load flight plans by showing you a real-time graphical depiction of each proposed modification in cyan prior to selection. FMS Preview makes it easy to visualize before selecting a desired waypoint, airway, hold or hold geometry, Direct-To, approach, approach transition and any other terminal procedures.
The dedicated PROC (Procedure) button allows you to quickly load approaches at your destination airport by selecting from the intuitive pop-up list on the map. FMS Preview allows you to view each of the available approaches graphically prior to selection. Unlike previous-generation navigators, the IFD540 & IFD440 allow you to quickly load any number of destination airports and multiple approaches into your flight plan.
You can easily enter and fly a Hold at any waypoint, including VORs, intersections, user-defined waypoints, airports, etc. The FMS will default to a standard hold pattern at current Heading, and all parameters are easily editable.
With v10.2 software, the IFD540/440 also supports orbit-around-a-point holding patterns.
Managing your radios is easy with the IFD540 & IFD440. Frequencies can easily be entered either by rotating the dual knobs on the left, or by using the touch-screen numeric keypad. COM frequencies can also be tuned directly by touching the displayed frequencies on Info, Nearest, and Frequency List pages. You can also simultaneously tune both the active and standby frequencies, both of which can be easily monitored when coupled with Avidyne’s AMX240 Audio Panel.
IFD540 & IFD440’s powerful FMS automatically nominates, auto-tunes, identifies, and monitors the NAV radio frequencies, so you may never have to tune another VOR or ILS frequency again! Should you choose to do so, manual tuning is easily completed with the pop-up numeric key pad or by simply typing the identifier for the VOR
Touching any frequency in the Info list, Freq page, or Nearest page automatically transfers it into the Standby window.
Communications are greatly improved with the IFDs. You can configure your unit(s) to have multiple standby frequencies, decoded agency identifiers, and Rx/Tx Indicators.
The IFD540 & IFD440 decode the active and standby frequencies based on proximity in the database and display the names of the stations in plain English, providing a handy reminder of the agency to which you will be transmitting when pressing the push-to-talk button.
The IFD540 includes CMax™ Approach Charts & Airport Diagrams. Utilizing Jeppesen’s Jeppview® charts subscription services, CMax provides Worldwide approach charts and a database of over 6,000 airport diagrams, most of which are geo-referenced, allowing for the display of your ownship and flight plan position right on the chart or airport diagram.
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All IFD540/440 systems offer passive Terrain Awareness capability which can be displayed over the color-contoured terrain base map for easy pilot recognition of an imminent encounter with nearby terrain. Caution Alerts are provided when a collision with terrain is projected within approximately 60 seconds, and Warning Alerts are provided for terrain projected within approximately 30 seconds.
For an even greater measure of safety, Forward Looking Terrain Alerting (FLTA) actively projects the aircraft’s flight track in time to determine whether a collision with terrain is imminent. (FLTA is optional on IFD440)
TA warnings are shown as red and yellow hashed- patterns. FLTA provides a solid red or yellow “flashlight beam” projection of potential impact point, with 60 seconds (yellow) and 30 seconds (red) Terrain Alert warnings, along with a corresponding CAS message and aural alert.
The IFD540 and IFD440 offer integrated Bluetooth and WiFi capability (included with IFD540, optional on IFD440). This allows for wireless connectivity to tablets, keyboards, and other mobile devices and custom applications that make data transfer and display of information even easier.
Built on a dual databus architecture, the IFD540 & IFD440 are key components in Avidyne’s new panel-mounted plug & play avionics suite, which also includes the AMX240 Audio Panel, AXP340 ADS-B Extended Squitter Mode S Transponder, and DFC90 Digital Autopilot. IFD540 shown with optional RS170 video input, capable of displaying video from aircraft-mounted IR/EVS or other compatible sources.
Avidyne’s MK10 Bluetooth Keyboard allows IFD540 and IFD440 owners to enter waypoints and flightplans, change pages and tabs, and zoom the map in and out, wirelessly, without reaching across the panel.
Satellite Datalink Weather Interface
VHF COM Power Output
TSO-C34e - ILS Glide Slope Receiving Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range of 328.6-335.4 Megahertz (MHz)
TSO-C36e - Airborne ILS Localizer Receiving Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range of 108-112 Megahertz (MHz)
TSO-C40c - VOR Receiving Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range of 108-117.95 Megahertz (MHz)
TSO-C44c - Fuel Flowmeters
TSO-C110a - Airborne Passive Thunderstorm Detection Equipment
TSO-C112e - Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System/Mode Select (ATCRBS/Mode S) Airborne Equipment
TSO-C113a - Airborne Multipurpose Electronic Display
TSO-C118 - Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Airborne Equipment, TCAS I
TSO-C128a - Devices that Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-Way Radio Communications Due to Unintentional Transmissions
TSO-C146d - Stand-Alone Airborne Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) Augmented by the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS).Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) - Gamma 3
TSO-C147 - Traffic Advisory System (TAS) Airborne Equipment - Class A (Display Functions Only)
TSO-C157a - Aircraft Flight Information Services – Broadcast (FIS-B) Datalink Systems and Equipment
TSO-C165 - Electronic Map Display Equipment for Graphical Depiction of Aircraft Position
TSO-C169a - VHF Radio Communications Transceiver Equipment Operating Within The Radio Frequency Range 117.975 To 137.000 Megahertz - Class C, E, 3 and 5