IFD-Series

Touch-Screen Navigators

IFD-Series Touch-Screen Aviation GPS Navigators

As the heart of your ADS-B system, Avidyne’s IFD Series features the most intuitive Flight Management System in an easy-to-use, yet powerful design.

Avidyne IFD540 and IFD440

The Easy Choice

Avidyne’s IFD Series of touch screen navigators represent the next generation in flight management systems. Each provides 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 direct replacements for legacy systems, the IFDs each share the same basic functionality in large and compact display formats respectively.

Avidyne IFD540, IFD440 and stack

When it comes to panel-mounted avionics, you now have a choice and the choice is easy. Avidyne.





Shown left, from top to bottom: AMX240 Audio Panel, IFD540, IFD440, AXP340 Transponder, DFC90 Digital Autopilot.

 

Direct Replacements

The IFDs are direct replacements for popular Garmin GNS Series Navigators. In most cases, the IFDs can utilize the existing tray and connectors, and are compatible with all the popular interface configurations, which can greatly minimize installation costs.

 

Hybrid Touch: Knobs & Buttons or Touch-Screen

The award-winning Page & Tab user interface eliminates nested menus, allowing 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 IFDs Hybrid Touch capability allows pilots to perform virtually all of those same functions via the touch screen interface. Additionally, the IFDs offer MultiTouch functionalities such as pinch-zoom, map panning, and graphical flight plan editing. This can be done with the MultiTouch screen, or knobs and buttons depending on the pilot’s phase of flight.

Made by Pilots for Pilots

Avidyne’s full line of IFDs were designed for ease-of-use, especially during single-pilot IFR operations. As avid and enthusiastic pilots, the people at Avidyne understand the importance of workload reduction and simplicity of operation.

 

Made for Each Other

Built on a dual databus architecture, the IFD Navigators are key components in Avidyne’s panel-mounted avionics suite, which also includes the AMX240 Audio Panel, AXP340 ADS-B Mode S Transponder, and DFC90 Digital Autopilot.

IFD540 shown with Synthetic Vision in “exocentric” view. See page 8 for more information on Synthetic Vision.

Avidyne IFD540 featuring Synthetic Vision, IFD440, AMX240, and DFC90

 

Navigation at your fingertips

Get where you need to go. That’s why we fly. Avidyne wants you to keep your head up when flying with your family and loved ones. That’s the reason Avidyne designed their FMS to be as user-friendly as possible. Go where you need to go in two clicks or less.

Easy Flight Planning

Extensive testing and customer experience have proven that the IFD user interface reduces button pushes and knob twists required with previous navigators by 50%-75% or more. Dropdown menus are logically placed to provide easy data entry of airways, exit waypoints, destinations, and approach procedures. To make planning even easier, the IFDs can automatically create user-defined waypoints.
Avidyne GeoFill

FMS Preview™

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.

FMS Preview also allows you to view each of the available approaches graphically prior to selection. Unlike previous generation navigators, the Avidyne IFDs allow you to quickly load any number of destination airports and multiple approaches into your flight plan.

Aviyne IFD540 rubberbanding

Graphical flight planning capability allows for easy editing of your flight plan with the touch of the screen. The convenient ‘rubber banding’ feature allows you to stretch any leg in the flight plan to easily deviate for weather or to accommodate an amendment from ATC.

 

Working Well Together

Aviyne IFD540 rubberbandingThe IFDs, when paired in any combination, leverage Avidyne’s Byteflight databus architecture for cross-communication. A Keyboard Convenience feature allows for data entry on a familiar QWERTY keyboard that automatically appears when an alpha-numeric data field is highlighted, making data entry as familiar to you as your computer or smart phone.

In dual installations, the dual-databus architecture allows pilots to enter the flightplan on the QWERTY keyboard of one unit, while viewing the Map on the other.

GeoFill™ intelligently predicts the next waypoint entry, not based on its order in the database, but on its proximity to your current location or the previous waypoint in your flight plan. The IFDs autofill the remaining characters in the entry based upon distance from the current position, avoiding the cumbersome need to go through “bad” choices to get to the desired entry—dramatically reduces the number of pilot actions. GeoFill can reduce data entry by as much as 75%, reducing head-down time, and ultimately increasing efficiency and safety.

 

Entering a Hold

Avidyne FMS Preview

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.

Aviyne IFD540 rubberbanding

With v10.2 software, the IFD540/440 also supports orbit-around-a-point holding patterns.

“Next Leg” Depiction

IFD540 next leg depiction

On the map, the current leg you are flying is always depicted as a solid magenta line. To give you a clear indication of your next leg, the IFD540 & IFD440 will display a magenta & white “candy cane” line, which is especially handy during entries into a holding pattern.

 

Communications & Enhancements

Managing Radios

Managing your radios is easy with the IFD550, 540, and 440. 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.

Avidyne AMX240 Audio Panel

The IFD’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.

Multiple Frequency Formats and Station Readout

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 IFDs 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.

IFD540 Multiple Frequencies

 

Easy Radio Tuning

Touching any frequency in the Info list, Freq page, or Nearest page automatically transfers it into the Standby window.

Avidyne radio tuning and Terrain awareness - FLTA

Terrain Awareness & FLTA

All IFD systems offer 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.

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 or obstacles is imminent. 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.

(FLTA is optional on IFD440 and IFD410)

Electronic Approach Charts and Airport Diagrams

Avidyne IFD Charts

The IFD5-Series 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. IFD5-Series also supports optional European VFR (Bottlang) Charts for over 2,200 airports in 29 European countries.

Click here for Jepp NAV/Charts/Obstacle Database info.

Low-Fuel Alerting

IFD low-fuel alerting

When the IFD is connected to a compatible Fuel Totalizer System, the IFD will display a dashed green circle, indicating a fuel reserve of 45 minutes. A green Fuel Range Ring indicates a maximum range without reserve.

 

Synthetic Vision

IFD series featuring synthetic vision

Avidyne’s Got You Covered

All IFDs are equipped with Avidyne’s beautiful Synthetic Vision (SVS) for improved situational awareness. SVS is fully integrated and requires no additional boxes or wires.

3D Terrain - Terrain Awareness (SVS-TA) is provided via terrain coloration, providing visual Caution-Warning Alerting System (CAS) alerts and aural alerts terrain hazard awareness and alerting.

FLTA- Forward Looking Terrain Alerting (FLTA) alerting provides an extra measure of safety by displaying a solid yellow or red impact point based on projected flight path in the event that a collision with terrain is projected. FLTA also provides visual CAS messaging & aural alerting.

3D Obstacles - Standard high, low and grouping symbology is used to clearly depict obstacles on the SVS display.

3D Traffic uses standard traffic symbology with traffic depictions indicating relative threat level by their size and relative altitude and bearing. As traffic draws nearer to you, the traffic symbols grow in size on the IFD.

Airport Flags – Airfields are depicted with a METAR-style flag when in field of view. With valid METAR data from your datalink, airfield flags will be color-coded to represent the ceiling and visibility, consistent with the moving map presentation.

 

Wireless Connectivity

With built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, the IFDs feature a number of ways for you to control your unit.

Avidyne Wireless Connectivity

Avidyne’s IFD100 tablet application gives pilots a full display and complete wireless remote control of their panel-mounted IFD System.

The Avidyne MK10 wireless keyboard provides a convenient way for pilots to remotely control their IFD System.

Open wireless connectivity to flight planning & mapping applications such as ForeFlight® Mobile, FlightPlanGO®, Seattle Avionics FlyQ®, AvPlan® EFB, Jeppesen® Mobile Flight Deck, Cloud Ahoy®, and AeroGlass®

 

IFD Model Features

FMS/
GPS
VHF
NAV
VHF
COM
3D
SVS
ARS +
Dynamic SVS
WiFi/BT/
FLTA
Radar
Video
IFD550
X
X
X
X
X
X
Opt
Opt
IFD545
X
X
X
X
Opt
Opt
IFD540
X
X
X
X
X
Opt
Opt
IFD510
X
X
X
Opt
Opt
IFD440
X
X
X
X
Opt
From 5-Series
IFD410
X
X
Opt
From 5-Series



Functionality

Satellite Datalink Weather Interface

  • Avidyne MLB700/WSI AV-300 Broadcast Datalink Receiver
  • GDL69/A XM Broadcast Datalink using Baron Wx Services and XM® Satellite Receiver
Electronic Approach Charts & Airport Diagrams (IFD540 only)
  • CMax™ – Jeppesen Electronic Airway Manual Charts (IFD540 only)
  • European VFR (Bottlang) Charts - optional
Charts, Nav Data, and other software updates are easily field loadable via USB port.

Lightning Interface
  • Avidyne TWX670 Tactical Lightning Detection
  • L3 WX-500 Stormscope® Weather Mapping Sensor
Wx Radar Systems
  • Bendix/King RDR2000
  • Bendix RDS81/82
5-Series IFDs provide integrated control and display of your on-board Wx Radar on a dedicated page or overlayed right on the map (optional).






 

Traffic Interface

  • Avidyne TAS600/605/610/615/620/A TAS/AXP322 TIS
  • Ryan 9900B/BX TAS
  • Honeywell KTA870/KMH880 TAS/IHAS/CAS66A TCAS I
  • L3 Skywatch 497 / HP TAS/ 791 TCAS I
  • Garmin GTS800/820 TAS/GTS850 TCAS I/ GTX330 TIS

ADS-B Interface

  • Avidyne TAS605A/TAS615A/ TAS620A (Traffic)
  • Avidyne SkyTrax 100/200/210

Terrain Awareness

  • Color-Contoured Terrain Base Map Built in
    • Americas Terrain & US Obstacle Data
    • International Terrain Data (optional)

Video Interface

  • RS170 (optional)
IFD540 features an optional RS170 video input, capable of displaying video from aircraft-mounted IR/EVS or other compatible sources.

406 ELT Interface

  • Aviation RS-232
  • NMEA 0183

Applicable TSOs

TSO-C34e, TSO-C36e, TSO-C40c, TSO-C44c, TSO-C110a, TSO-C112e, TSO-C113a, TSO-C118, TSO-C128a, TSO-C146d, TSO-C147, TSO-C157a, TSO-C165, TSO-C169a

 

 

Specifications

Display (IFD550/540/545/510)

  • 5.7” Diagonal w/Touch Screen
  • Full VGA - 640 x 480 pixels
  • 65,535 colors
  • Ultrabright sunlight readable w/LED Backlighting

 

Display (IFD440/410)

  • 4.8” Diagonal w/Touch Screen
  • 640 x 235 pixels
  • 65,535 colors
  • Ultrabright sunlight readable w/LED Backlighting

Dimensions (IFD550/540/545/510)

  • Width: 6.30" (16.0cm)
  • Height: 4.60“ (11.7cm)
  • Depth: 11.00“(27.5cm) behind panel including connectors

Dimensions (IFD440/410)

  • Width: 6.30" (16.0cm)
  • Height: 2.66“ (6.73cm)
  • Depth: 11.0“(27.5cm) behind panel including connectors

Weight (including tray & connectors)

IFD550 - 9.19 lb (4.17 kg)
IFD540 - 8.79 lb (3.99 kg)
IFD545 - 7.48 lb (3.39 kg)
IFD510 - 7.13 lb (3.23 kg)

Weight (including tray & connectors)

IFD440 - 6.88 lb (2.34 kg)
IFD410 - 5.16 lb (3.99 kg)


VHF COM Power Output

  • 10 Watts nominal
  • Optional 16Watt
    (for 28vdc installations only)

Power Requirements

  • 11 - 33VDC
  • 4.4A/6.5A Xmit @14vdc
  • 2.2A/4.0A Xmit @28vdc

Environmental

  • DO 160E
  • To 50,000 ft.
  • -20C to +55C Operating
  • +70C Short Term

Appicable TSOs

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