Avidyne Announces LPV Upgrade For LearJet 55C With Dual Atlas Flight Management Systems

Dual Atlas FMS systems provide GPS Enroute and Approach Operations on Existing EFIS Displays, plus Synthetic Vision, Electronic Approach Charts & Airport Diagrams, Wireless Connectivity and more.

ORLANDO, FL – October 18, 2022– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation and business aircraft announced a dual Avidyne Atlas Flight Management System upgrade for the LearJet 55C, providing fully-coupled GPS approach capability, including LPV, LP, LNAV/VNAV and LNAV-only, extending the useful life of these venerable aircraft without the need for costly replacement of the legacy EFIS86-L system.

“We are really excited to offer the dual Atlas FMS configuration on the LearJet 55C,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Atlas gives new life to these highly-capable airframes without the high cost of a full flight deck replacement, and giving operators a whole host of new capabilities—and most importantly opening up hundreds of airports and runway ends with GPS-based LPV Approaches.”

“Avidyne would like to extend appreciation to Terry Robertson and the team of Florida Jet Center, the area’s LearJet experts located at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), for all the support in helping bring this project to a successful close, said Bill Thompson, Avidyne’s Director of Business Aviation. “Part of this upgrade included reconfiguring the center pedestal making a more pilot-friendly interface by bringing EFIS mode select controls and FMS units forward.

“With more of these modifications in the pipeline, we at Avidyne are looking forward to the many exciting opportunities in the business aviation market. Look for more announcements in the near future,” Thompson added.


About Avidyne Atlas

The Avidyne Atlas FMS is a dzus-mount GPS/SBAS flight management system that meets TSO-C146c for full GPS SBAS/LPV approach guidance, including easy-to-use flight planning, ‘one-touch’ departure, airway, and arrival navigation, and Avidyne’s innovative GeoFill™ waypoint nomination. Each Atlas FMS features a full QWERTY-style keyboard along with touch-screen ‘hybrid touch’ user interface that provides easy map panning and rubber-band flight plan editing. Other features of the Atlas include integrated wireless connectivity to iPads for third-party Apps including Foreflight or Avidyne’s IFD100 App, 16w VHF comms, Jeppesen® Charts and Airport Diagrams, intuitive Flight Planning, Radar, Video, Fuel Flow, display of ADS-B In (FIS-B, TIS-B), Moving Map, Synthetic Vision, and many more pilot-configurable options.

Avidyne’s innovative GPS Legacy Avionics Support (GLAS™) technology provides a direct interface to legacy EFIS systems including Collins EFIS86-L, Proline 21, and Honeywell Primus systems for vertical guidance during approach operations. This unique integration capability enables EFISs certified before the availability of LPV approaches to have coupled approach guidance on these and other SBAS approaches.

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Pricing & Availability

The dual Avidyne Atlas FMS package for the LearJet 55C starts at $90,880 USD. Contact Bill Thompson at Avidyne for more details.

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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.