NVG compatibility available on IFD550, IFD545, IFD540, and IFD510 FMS systems as
factory option, increasing safety and utility for helicopter operators flying missions
under Night Vision Goggles.

Melbourne, FL. – February 6, 2024 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of
integrated avionics systems, announced today that they have added Night Vision Goggle
(NVG) compatibility as a factory option for their IFD550, IFD545, IFD540, and IFD510
(IFD5-Series) FMS systems.


“The helicopter segment is a growing market for Avidyne, and we continue to add new
features to support our customers’ needs,” said Avidyne President, Dan Schwinn. “We
now offering NVG-compatibility, initially on our IFD5-Series with additional models to
follow.”


“NVG compatibility is just the latest of a whole host of helicopter-specific functions we
offer on Avidyne FMS systems—including helicopter approaches and helipad database,
powerline database, an easy-to-use ‘hybrid touch’ user interface with both touch screen
and knob-button control, radar altitude display, RS-170 video display, and wireless
connectivity—providing Search & Rescue pattern import from Foreflight®
,” said Ed
Paulsen, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “The Avidyne
IFD5-Series is an easy slide-in replacement option for customers with aging
GNS500/530-series navigators, and this NVG option adds significant utility and safety
enhancement for our helicopter customers.”


About NVG Compatibility
For helicopter operators whose missions require the use of night vision goggles, the
ability to switch to NVG lighting is critical. This NVG mode uses special LEDs that
change the spectral distribution of the backlighting—generally making reds and yellows
much less bright while not affecting greens and blues—giving pilots operating under
NVG the ability to view and operate the Avidyne FMS systems with optimal efficiency
and accuracy. During daylight and non-NVG night operation, the NVG lighting
function can be switched back to normal setting.


Pricing & Availability
NVG compatibility is a $3,600.00 MSRP option and is currently available for the
IFD550, IFD545, IFD540, and IFD510 (IFD5-Series), with other FMS models to follow.

Avidyne avionics systems can be purchased through authorized dealers and MROs.
A brief tutorial video on connecting to the IFD is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/4BSNB8ebP9M

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and product design make flying safer,
more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers
a full line of avionics systems for corporate, military, and owner-flown piston- and
turbine-powered fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL,
the company has additional facilities in Westerville, OH, and Concord, MA.

 

For more information, contact:

Tom Harper
Sr. Director, Marketing
tharper@avidyne.com
+1.781.402.7434

Steve Lawson

Avidyne Heli/Fleet Sales

slawson@avidyne.com

+1.614.439.1174

 

 

Melbourne, FL. – August 21, 2023 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of
integrated avionics systems, aircraft displays, and safety systems announced today that
Adventure Pilot of McKinney, Texas, has updated its highly-capable iFLY EFB
(Electronic Flight Bag) App to version12.2, providing full compatibility with Avidyne’s
IFD-Series FMS/GPS/ NAV/COMs.


The iFly EFB App allows pilots to easily share flight plans to and from the Avidyne IFD
navigators directly from their iOS or Android portable devices, streamlining the flight
preparation process for pilots, and ensuring data consistency between avionics systems.
In addition, WAAS GPS, ADS-B, and AHRS data streams automatically from the
Avidyne system, and seamlessly enhances the situational awareness and capabilities of
the iFly EFB app.


“This partnership between iFly and Avidyne is a testament to our commitment to
delivering exceptional user experiences for our mutual customers, and a step forward in
fostering greater harmony between avionics systems,” said Mike Salmon, Technical
Marketing Manager at Avidyne. “The ability to integrate with another fantastic EFB
solution like iFly EFB enhances the freedom of choice that Avidyne pilots are used to.”


“iFly EFB 12.2 represents a significant milestone for iFly as we continue to prioritize
safety and innovation in the aviation industry,” said Juanita Boyd, VP of Operations for
Adventure Pilot.

iFly EFB 12.2 is now available for download on the App Store and the Google Play
Store.
A brief tutorial video on connecting to the IFD is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/4BSNB8ebP9M

In addition to the iFly EFB, Avidyne IFDs are also compatible with other third-party
Apps including Foreflight®, AvPlan, Cloud Ahoy, SkyDemon, Oz Runways, and of
course Avidyne’s own IFD100 App.

About Adventure Pilot (www.iFlyEFB.com)
Adventure Pilot is a leading provider of electronic flight bag solutions, offering pilots
innovative tools to enhance situational awareness, streamline flight planning, and ensure a safe and efficient flight experience. Adventure Pilot’s commitment to excellence and
dedication to customer satisfaction have made it a trusted name among aviators
worldwide.

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and product design gives pilots and their passengers a simply smarter way to fly. In addition to avionics solutions for the Advanced Air Mobility market, the company offers a full line of avionics systems for corporate, military, and owner-flown piston- and turbine-powered fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, the company has additional facilities in Westerville, OH, and Concord, MA.

For more information, contact:

Tom Harper
Sr. Director, Marketing
tharper@avidyne.com
+1.781.402.7434

Juanita Boyd

VP, Operations

Adventure Pilot
anita@adventurepilot.com
+1.214.585.0444

 

Avidyne selected as Associate Member of the Year by the Aircraft Electronics Association’s member Dealers and other Associate Members. This is the 2nd time Avidyne has won this industry honor.

MELBOURNE, FL – April 18, 2023—Avidyne Corporation of Melbourne, FL. announced today that they have been selected as AEA Associate Member of the Year and will be honored at the upcoming Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual Convention and Tradeshow on April 24th at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, FL. The award is presented each year to an Associate Member of the AEA from a vote of the entire AEA membership.

“Avidyne is pleased to have been selected by AEA’s member dealers and manufacturers as the Associate Member of the Year,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Avidyne joined the Aircraft Electronics Association in the early days of the company and we’ve made significant investments in support of our dealers, including our innovative Interactive Installation Manual, our web-based Dealer Portal, and our on-line dealer knowledge base, which we have designed to provide world-class support to our dealers. I believe our dealers really appreciated the significant investment that we made during COVID and the supply chain crisis so that we were always able to have product available during that difficult period.” “On behalf of all the folks at Avidyne in manufacturing, engineering, operations, finance, techs support, and sales, I want to thank the Association and all of the Dealers for this award, and for your continued support,” Talmadge added.

We would also like to express congratulations to Dewey Conroy of Pacific Coast Avionics–a top Avidyne dealer– who was voted AEA Member of the Year,” said Talmadge.

This is the 2nd time Avidyne has won this industry honor, having previously been awarded the honor in 2002.

About the Aircraft Electronics Association (www.aea.net)

Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including approved maintenance organizations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of aircraft electronics systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of aircraft electronics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)

Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and product design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of avionics systems for corporate, military, and owner-flown piston- and turbine-powered fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, the company has additional facilities in Westerville, OH, and Concord, MA.

 

Media contacts:

Tom Harper – Avidyne

tharper@avidyne.com

+1.781.402.7434