Avidyne Media Coverage

Avidyne Certifies Synthetic Vision, Hints at New Products

AIN Online - April 5, 2017
Avidyne now holds TSO approval and an Approved Model List/Supplemental type certificate for the company’s IFD550 FMS and has completed the first installation, company CEO Dan Schwinn announced today at Sun ’n‘ Fun. The IFD550 has both GPS, ground-based navigation and communications capability, as well as an attitude reference system (ARS) and 3-D synthetic vision, plus video input and touchscreen technology. All Avidyne units upgraded with version 10.2 software can produce synthetic vision, and also connect wirelessly with Avidyne’s iPad app IFD100, allowing two-way data syncing in flight.

Avidyne 10.2 Upgrade Adds New Features

AvWeb - March 15, 2017
Avidyne has been slugging away on a new upgrade for the IFD series navigators and at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in the New Orleans this week, the company rolled out software changes that add synthetic vision and wireless capability for iPad support for these navigators. In this AVweb video, Avidyne's Tom Harper walks us through all the details.

Avidyne Launches Release 10.2, Certifies New IFDs

FLYING - March 14, 2017
Avidyne announced at the Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual conference, held this week in New Orleans, that it has accomplished several useful upgrades for its legacy FMS products, launched in the much anticipated Release 10.2, and received TSO approval for the IFD550 FMS/GPS/nav/com.

The current list of apps includes ForeFlight Mobile, FlightPlanGO, Seattle Avionics FlyQ, AvPlan EFB, Jeppesen Mobile Flight Deck, Cloud Ahoy, and AeroGlass.

Avidyne certifies synthetic vision for FMS line

General Aviation News - March 13, 2017
Avidyne Corporation has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List- Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for its new IFD550 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with Attitude Reference System (ARS).

The certification also includes FAA approval of Release 10.2 (R10.2) software, which includes new features, including Synthetic Vision and two-way wireless connectivity with Avidyne’s new IFD100 iPad App.


AOPA - March 9, 2017
Panel-mounted avionics manufacturer Avidyne announced that it has received two key FAA approvals for a new software release and a new navigation system.

List of third party apps compatible with Avidyne grows

General Aviation News - August 3, 2016
Avidyne Corporation reported at this year’s AirVenture that there is a growing list of compatible third-party applications that can communicate wirelessly with Avidyne’s full line of IFD Series FMS/GPS systems.

The current list of apps includes ForeFlight Mobile, FlightPlanGO, Seattle Avionics FlyQ, AvPlan EFB, Jeppesen Mobile Flight Deck, Cloud Ahoy, and AeroGlass.

Avidyne Exploring DIY Plug n’ Play Avionics Installations

AIN Online - July 26, 2016
Avionics manufacturer Avidyne makes various FMS/navigator/radio systems that are designed to fit into existing avionics trays without any hardware modifications. Its IFD440, for example, is plug-and-play compatible with Garmin’s GNS 430W, and the same is true of the IFD540 and upcoming IFD550, which can be swapped into the tray of a GNS 530W. But aircraft owners buying the IFD units must pay an avionics shop to make the swap, check some configurations, run ground tests and sign off the installation. “Why can’t I swap my own box?” asked Avidyne president and CEO Dan Schwinn. “We designed the IFDs to be plug-and-play.”


AOPA - July 25, 2016
Avidyne Corp. decided years ago to build wireless connectivity into its navigation and communication units, and the benefits of that decision are becoming more apparent. One display at the company’s booth at EAA AirVenture includes an instrument panel with an Apple iPad mounted on top of the six-pack, the tablet displaying (among other options) a glass cockpit version of the primary instruments.

Avidyne Swaps 'Big Glass' Into Six-pack Cockpits

AIN Online - July 25, 2016
At Avidyne’s booth at this year’s EAA AirVenture show, the avionics manufacturer is showcasing some innovative applications resulting from the marriage of wireless data transfer capabilities of its IFD-series navigators and Apple iPads.

The demonstration setup shows how an iPad can be mounted in a bracket directly over a typical six-pack traditional instrument panel to give the pilot a large-format synthetic vision display. The iPad in this display is running Avidyne’s IFD100 app, which wirelessly obtains attitude, GPS, flight plan and ADS-B IN weather and traffic from Avidyne’s new IFD550 to drive the synthetic vision display. The iPad can simply be removed from its bracket to return the instrument panel to its normal configuration.

Avidyne Adds Synthetic Vision To IFD-Series Panelware, Plans In-Flight Web Access

Plane & Pilot - April 5, 2016
Avidyne Corporation is adding a new capability to its line of IFD-Series GPS FMS systems, offering pilots an enhancement that “has either been unavailable or cost-prohibitive in their particular aircraft,” said Dan Schwinn, founder, president and CEO of the Florida-based avionics manufacturer. Schwinn also revealed having “a relationship” with a communications company that may give birth to an onboard connectivity solution previously missing from the cabins of GA aircraft.

Realizing a Dream

American Bonanza Society - January, 2016
I am the proud owner of a 198 Bonanza V35B, serial number D-10385, one of only 21 50th Anniversary Edition V35B models manufactured. Beechcraft discontinued manufacturing the V35B model after 1982. Only 17 V-tail Bonanzas rolled off of the Wichita assembly line after D-10385.

Avidyne Plug-and-Play Avionics in the Field

Avionics News - January, 2016
At first glance, you might call Avidyne's firect assault on the competition for panel-mounted systems unprecedented in the avionics industry. But perhaps that's not quite true - There have been other instances.

Avidyne’s GPS NAVCOMMS: Plug-And-Play Garmin Replacements

The Mooney Flyer - December, 2015 (see pages 32-34)
My 1967 M20F is a no-nonsense plane that’s saddled with Fred Flintstone avionics and an instrument layout someone must have designed on their kitchen table in Kerrville. Before upgrading to a Mooney, I owned a Cessna 210 in Dallas. What I liked most was the FMS (flight management system) in the Mooney’s Garmin GNS480 GPS NAVCOMM. I’d logged more than 100 hours behind Garmin 430 and 530 GPS units, but the 480’s FMS was logical and more versatile.

Installing Avidyne's Slide-in IFD440 Navigator

AvWeb - October 13, 2015
Now that Avidyne's IFD440 hybrid touch GPS navigator is certified and shipping, the company is putting a sharp focus on the experimental and kit aircraft market. This includes builders with existing Garmin GNS navigators. In this video, Kitplanes magazine contributing editor Larry Anglisano along with Avidyne's Tom Harper show how to transition from an existing GNS430W to a slide-in IFD440, including configuration and setup of the new Bluetooth keyboard.

Trying and Flying the Avidyne IFD

AirSoc - August 20, 2015
For many years now, having an IFR-capable navigator has meant installing and using a Garmin GNS 430, 530, or their WAAS versions that end in a “W.” Other products have existed, of course, but market penetration has been slim. The nearly ubiquitous Garmin 430W appears in so many cockpits that it is almost assumed that pilots know how to use them. In homebuilt aircraft that are equipped for IFR use, it is rare to find anything else – and if you leaf through the various popular EFIS installation manuals, most of them show exactly how to hook up the EFIS to a 430W.


General Aviation News - August 12, 2015
Competition is a beautiful thing. It keeps pricing honest. It makes everything more interesting. It gives pilots choices: Certified vs. experimental; piston vs. turbine; composite vs. metal.

FAA Certifies Avidyne IFD440

FLYING - June 23, 2015
Avidyne has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the IFD440 touchscreen GPS/navcom, a smaller version of the IFD540 certified last year that is designed as a slide-in replacement for the Garmin GNS430.

IFD440 certified; software update cancels AD

AOPA - June 22, 2015
The wait for Avidyne’s drop-in replacement for Garmin’s GNS 430-series is over at last: The Lincoln, Massachusetts, firm announced June 18 that the IFD440 has been approved by the FAA. An update of the software that runs the device and its previously approved cousin the IFD540 (designed to replace Garmin GNS 530-series units) also fixes the bug that prompted an emergency airworthiness directive in May.

Solar-Electric Sun Flyer Gets Avidyne Cockpit

FLYING - April 22, 2015
George Bye, the developer a two-seat solar-electric trainer called the Sun Flyer, said yesterday that the airplane will fly with a touchscreen cockpit from Avidyne based around the all-important assumptions that the avionics be bright enough to read in full sunlight but not so powerful that they drain the batteries down to nothing.

Aero-TV Live: Inside AEA 2015 - Avidyne Corporation's Tom Harper

Aero News Network - May 4, 2015
In-Depth, Onsite and Real-Time, Aero-TV Brings You Archived Interviews With The Best And Brightest of the Avionics World

AEAC Selects Avidyne as Avionics Provider for New 'Sun Flyer'

Aero News Network - April 22, 2015
Aero Electric Aircraft (AEAC) has selected Avidyne Corporation to collaborate on the development of the avionics panel for the next-generation "Sun Flyer" solar-electric training aircraft being developed by AEAC.

Avidyne announces avionics collaboration, ADS-B solution

AOPA - April 21, 2015
Avidyne Corp., a Lincoln, Massachusetts-based avionics manufacturer, announced at a Sun 'n Fun media event that it will collaborate to provide avionics for the Sun Flyer solar-electric training aircraft, and has received FAA approval to install a new Mode S transponder in numerous general aviation aircraft.

Avidyne IFD540 Review

Instrument Pilot- Spring, 2015
In August this year, Avidyne finally released it’s IFD540 GPS Navigator. The device was initially announced in at Oshkosh 2011 for shipment the following year. Its specifications were impressive: large, high-resolution touch display, full FMS functionality including quick airways entry and altitude restrictions. Full touch and button control. Slide in replacement for the 530W with connections to the exact same avionics supported.

Aviation Aces - Steve Jacobson, Avidyne Vice President of Product Management

Avionics News - March, 2015
When Steve "Jake" Jacobson began designing Avidyne's plug-and-play IFD440 and IFD540 "upgrade" replacements for the popular Garmin 430 and 530 GPS nav/coms, one of the first things he recalled was his time as a younf Air Force pilot in late 1987.

The Soul of a New GPS: Avidyne’s IFD540

Cessna Flyer Association - February 25, 2015
Avidyne Corp. of Lincoln, Mass., has introduced the IFD540, a plug-and-play GPS Nav/Com. Pilots are already embracing this exciting new choice in the avionics market. Avidyne's next product, the IFD440, should be available this spring.

A NASCAR Legend Turbocharges His Panel

Twin & Turbine - February, 2015
NASCAR champ and Conquest II pilot Bill Elliott seems like a character from the Andy Griffith Show who would have been nicknamed "Rocket".

Before & After - Featuring the Avidyne IFD540

Avionics News - December, 2014
The project was to take the original panel equipped with the Garmin GNS 530W and replace it with Avidyne's slide-in GPS/NAV/COMM replacements, the IFD540./p>

Avidyne Announces SkyTrax100 ADS-B Traffic And Weather System

AVweb - October 14, 2014
In a growing market of ADS-B solutions, Avidyne Corporation has announced the SkyTrax100 ADS-B traffic and flight information system—an ADS-B solution designed for interface with the company's recently certified IFD540 slide-in GPS navigator. The single-box SkyTrax100, which is priced at $2495, is a 978MHz datalink receiver that offers full ADS-B traffic input capability when interfaced with a mandate-compliant ADS-B position and broadcast source, including the Avidyne AXP340 transponder and IFD540 WAAS GPS navigator combination. The SkyTrax100 also receives a variety of FIS-B ADS-B weather products. The SkyTrax100 doesn't have ADS-B output capability, but is instead intended to interface with other products in the Avidyne line.

Avidyne IFD540 GPS Navcom Receives FAA Certification, AML-STC

AIN Online - July 28, 2014
On the eve of AirVenture 2014, Avidyne announced the long-awaited FAA certification of the touchscreen IFD540 FMS/GPS/navcom. Not only did Avidyne gain FAA technical standard order (TSO) certification, but also an approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) that allows for installation of the IFD540 in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models.

FAA Certifies Avidyne IFD540 FMS

FLYING Magazine - July 28, 2014
Avidyne has received FAA certification of its long-awaited touchscreen IFD540 GPS navcom, allowing installations to begin in hundreds of aircraft types under an approved model list STC.

Avidyne Interview with Tom Harper

Chats From The Deck - April 4, 2014
Chats From The Deck is a compilation of recordings hosted by Dave Shallbetter, volunteer chairman of Sun 'n Fun Radio 1510 AM, part of the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in held in Lakeland, Florida, each April.

Avidyne/Aspen combo approved in Cirrus SR20, SR22

AOPA - June 28, 2013
Avidyne’s DFC90 autopilot can now be paired with Aspen’s EFD1000 PFDs for older Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft, Avidyne officials said.

The digital, attitude-based DFC90 autopilot has a “straight and level” button that can recover from unusual attitudes as well as “envelope protection” designed to prevent autopilot-induced stalls and overspeeds.

Avidyne Offers ADS-B Traffic Surveillance Systems

Aviation Today - April 11, 2013
Avidyne is making good use of its involvement in the FAA-funded Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) program, as it announced the release of its Traffic Advisory Systems with ADS-B In capability. The avionics manufacturer's TAS605A, TAS615A and TAS620A systems combines its VeriTAS technology, which provides a "true traffic picture for pilots" with ADS-B to provide a new collision avoidance solution for general aviation pilots.

Avidyne Mixes Active-Surveillance and ADS-B Traffic

AIN Online - April 11, 2013
“Midair collisions statistics are revealing,” said Avidyne COO Patrick Herguth during the company’s press conference at Sun ’n Fun 2013 (Booth C-71). “Fifty-nine percent of midairs happen near the airport; and 54 percent are between aircraft flying in the same direction.” Herguth was citing a 10-year-long study published by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

Avidyne, MIT Advance ADS-B with VeriTAS™

FLYING - April 9, 2013
Avidyne and MIT researchers have been working for the past three years on improved ADS-B traffic alerting algorithms that the FAA hopes to use as the baseline standard for the entire avionics industry. Now the collaboration has led to the development of an Avidyne traffic alert feature called VeriTAS that has the goal of providing more precise collision alerting while eliminating nuisance alerts.

Avidyne unveils new traffic alert technology

AOPA- April 9, 2013
Avidyne Corp. has worked since 2011 with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the FAA to develop the next generation of traffic alerting, which combines position data gleaned from Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), active scanning of nearby transponders, ground radar returns, and an algorithm that constantly calculates aircraft trajectories to drastically reduce false alerts, while giving pilots at least 30 seconds of warning if a collision is imminent.

Avidyne Supporting ADS-B Standardization

FLYING - March 28, 2013
Avidyne announced on Tuesday that it supports and will participate in the industry standardization agenda for ADS-B display commonality. Avidyne has made interfacing with other companies’ equipment a priority in the design of its own avionics, and the announcement at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Las Vegas comes as no surprise.

Avidyne, Aspen Demonstrate DFC90 Autopilot With Evolution Pro Displays

AERO News Network - March 28, 2013
Avidyne announced Tuesday they are nearing certification of the interface between their DFC90 Digital Autopilot and the Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) from Aspen Avionics of Albuquerque. The first certifications of the DFC90 interfaced with the Aspen PFD will be in Avidyne’s Cessna 182 (pictured) and in Aspen’s Cirrus SR22.

STC for Avidyne Autopilot Is a First

FLYING - October 4, 2012
Cessna 182 operators with Aspen’s Evolution 1000 Pro primary flight display (PFD) can now install Avidyne’s DFC90 digital autopilot. Avidyne now has a supplemental type certificate for the interface, the first for a non-Entegra-equipped aircraft (with more in the pipeline).

Avidyne DFC90 cleared for integrated Skylane installations

AOPA - October 4, 2012
Avidyne Corp. has secured a supplemental type certificate allowing installation of the DFC90 digital autopilot in Cessna 182-series aircraft equipped with the Aspen Evolution 1000 Pro primary flight display.

MIT, Avidyne Get $4M to Study ADS-B Traffic Alerting

FLYING - July 26, 2012
The FAA has awarded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a $4 million grant to study whether ADS-B technology can be used in light airplanes to provide traffic alerts and advisories that will provide an improvement on current-generation traffic sensing technology. MIT has enlisted Avidyne to develop product hardware for the three-year program, called Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast.

Avidyne Makes Sure ANN Coverage Of Oshkosh 2012 Is Best Yet!

Aero News - July 26, 2012
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers.

Avidyne Aims at Garmin With New Drop-in Mapcomm

AVweb - July 9, 2012
In a continued attempt to tamp down high avionics costs, Avidyne this week announced a drop-in replacement competitor for Garmin's popular GNS430. The new IFD440 is a descendent of a larger model Avidyne introduced last year, the IFD540, a drop in box to replace Garmin's GNS530.


FlyCorporate - July 7, 2012
Avidyne Corporation has introduced the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system with Hybrid Touch user interface, adding to their full line of plug-and-play avionics.

Avidyne Launches GNS430 Replacement at COPA

FLYING - July 6, 2012
At the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) gathering in Duluth, Minnesota, yesterday, Avidyne announced a new product, the IFD-440. The navigator will boast many of the features of the larger IFD-540, which Avidyne announced at last year’s AirVenture show and which it currently plans to start shipping early next year.

Avidyne adds to plug-and-play avionics stack

General Aviation News - July 5, 2012
Avidyne Corp. has introduced the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system with touch screen user interface, adding to its line of plug-and-play avionics..

Avidyne IFD440 seeks to replace GNS430s

AOPA - July 5, 2012
Avidyne’s new IFD440, an all-in-one GPS/NAV/COM/FMS, expands on the Massachusetts company’s strategy of competing with rival Garmin for GNS430/530 replacements.

Avidyne Completes Plug-and-play Panel with IFD440

AIN Online - July 5, 2012
Avidyne introduced a new integrated FMS/GPS/navcom today–the touchscreen IFD440, a slide-in, plug-and-play replacement for Garmin GNS 430 GPS/navcoms. The $14,995 IFD440 has a 5.4-inch-diagonal screen and will be available at the end of next year.

Avidyne Looking To Take On GNS430 Replacement Market with IFD440

Aero News Network - July 5, 2012
Ya gotta hand it to them.... despite a bad economy, an even tougher regulatory environment, and the industry doldrums, Avidyne seems bound and determined to innovate themselves past the worst of recent times.

Bringing Glass & FMS to the Masses Without Massive Expense

Avionics News - June, 2012
Walk around Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and you will regularly hear owners of older general aviation aircraft express their frustration at the proximity between the value of their airplanes and the costs of upgrading panels with the capabilities that they most covet.

Dan Schwinn

Business Jet Traveler - June, 2012
After launching a successful high-tech startup–communication equipment manufacturer Shiva Corporation–Dan Schwinn turned his talents to fixing a glaring problem with the utility of small general aviation airplanes.

Five Avionics Upgrades You Need Now

FLYING - May 18, 2012
Besides being a heck of a nice autopilot and a vast improvement over the S-Tec 55 series, Avidyne’s DFC90 digital automatic flight control system also incorporates various cutting-edge technologies — like Envelope Protection™ and a “straight & level” button — that make this product an instant winner.

Aspen Avionics Innovates Again

FLYING - May 18, 2012
Another way that Aspen found to make its compact PFD even more valuable was by making it compatible with more autopilots and by enhancing the integration of those autopilots. The most noteworthy of these is the Avidyne DFC90, an attitude-based high-performance digital autopilot with built-in Envelope Protection™ and straight-and-level recovery mode.

Avidyne debuts new servo option for autopilot

Aviation News - April 29, 2012
Avidyne Corp. has introduced its new ASA575 series autopilot servo/actuators, which are designed for use with the DFC90 digital autopilot system in new and retrofit installations.

Avidyne and Aspen Join Up on Autopilot Interface

AVweb - April 4, 2012
Avidyne and Aspen are collaborating to make the Aspen Evolution EFIS system compatible with Avidyne's DFC90 autopilot. Tom Harper explains the details in this video coverage of the Aircraft Electronics Association meeting in Washington, D.C.

Getting Competitive -- Avidyne Expands Its New Line Up

Aero News - March 27, 2012
Highlights of Dan Schwinn, Avidyne CEO speaking at the 2012 Sun n' Fun press conference.

Avidyne’s Aggressive Autopilot Program

FLYING - March 27, 2012
On the first day of Sun ‘n Fun, Avidyne President and CEO Dan Schwinn announced that his company was pursuing a number of certifications for its DFC90 digital autopilot. In addition to the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, for which Avidyne earned STC approval last year, the company will pursue certification for the Cessna 182, Beech Bonanza, Beech Baron and Piper PA32. All of those airplanes will be able to take advantage of the DFC90’s impressive Envelope Protection™ and envelope alerting capabilities.

Avidyne Announces New Servo Option For DFC90 Autopilot

AviationPros.com - March 27, 2012
The DFC90 autopilot will use Avidyne’s new ASA575 servos for installations in aircraft with no previous autopilot, or when upgrading an aircraft from a previously-installed King autopilot.

Avidyne Showcases IFD540 At Lakeland

Aero News- March 27, 2012
Avidyne will be showcasing a dual IFD540 system at Lakeland Linder (FL) airport this week. Since both the IFDs are on the Avidyne Digital Databus, all the data is instantly available to both IFDs. This means things like crosschecking data between IFDs like Nav deviation is available and using one display as a full QWERTY keyboard to make changes to a flight plan that instantly shows on the map page of the other IFD.

Holding At A Waypoint: Discovering Avidyne's R9 with DFC100 (Part 6)

Aero-TV - February 14, 2012
Every Now And Then, Life (And Aviation) -- Holds You Up -- R9 Makes That Easy

Creating A Waypoint -- Discovering Avidyne's R9 with DFC100 (Part 5)

Aero-TV - February 9, 2012
One Of R9's Greatest Skills... Creating Quick And Useful Waypoints Where And When You Need Them

Creating A 'Pseudo-Approach' -- Discovering Avidyne's R9 With DFC100 (Part 4)

Aero-TV - February 8, 2012
There's More Than One Way to Make An Approach... R9 Shows You How

Final Approach -- Discovering Avidyne's R9 with DFC100 (Part 3)

Aero-TV - February 7, 2012
A Glass Panel System Really Shows Its Mettle When You Head For The Approach

Diverting To A Different Airport -- Discovering Avidyne's R9 with DFC100 (Part 2)

Aero-TV - February 2, 2012
Changing Your Mind Is Not An Easy Thing To Do When You're IFR... But R9 Makes It SO Much Easier

Loading An Approach - Discovering Avidyne's DFC100 (Part 1)

Aero-TV - February 1, 2012
So... a few months ago, we had the chance to sit back in awe at the expertise already displayed by one of the Avidyne R9 glass panel's most passionate advocates... and users.

Avidyne's IFD510 - R9 Functionality for BizAv FMS/GPS

Aero-TV - October 21, 2011
An Increasingly Innovative Avidyne Expands Touch-Screen Avionics Line

Avidyne's New IFD540 featuring Multi-Touch at AOPA Summit

AOPA Live - September, 2011
Avidyne's New IFD540 featuring Multi-Touch at AOPA Summit

Avidyne's New Multi-Touch at AOPA Summit

AvWeb - September 23, 2011
Avidyne's New Multi-Touch at AOPA Summit

Oshkosh 2011. Avionics News - Avidyne

Loop TV - September, 2011
Avidyne launches the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM

Stack 'Em -- Avidyne Offers Full Avionics Stack

Aero-TV - August 11, 2011
Avidyne Builds A Company That's Destined To Be An Avionics Powerhouse.

Avidyne Go Up Against Garmin

LOOP - August 8, 2011
IFD540 featured in online magazine. Pages 24-25

Avidyne Jumps on Touchscreen Avionics Bandwagon

AIN Online - July 28, 2011
Avidyne announced this week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., that it is joining the push into touchscreen avionics control with the launch of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/navcom system.

Avidyne targets Garmin with new avionics stack

ElectronicsWeekly.com - July 28, 2011
Avidyne has unveiled a new system to replace a rival navigation/communication system on general aviation aircraft with an integrated avionics stack including navigation and communications.

Avidyne unveils synthetic vision

General Aviation News - July 28, 2011
Avidyne unveiled on opening day of Oshkosh its soon-to-be-certified v9.3 software upgrade — which includes Synthetic Vision technology (SVS) — for the Entegra Release 9


FlyCorporate- July 27, 2011
Avidyne Corporation are collaborating with Aspen Avionics to develop new products that are enabled to take advantage of Aspen’s new Connected Panel technology.

Avidyne launches plug & play panel-mounted avionics

General Aviation News - July 27, 2011
Avidyne introduced a line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation on opening day of AirVenture.

Avidyne Intros new mode-S ADS-B transponder

AIN Online - July 27, 2011
Avidyne announced a new mode-S transponder that will make upgrading to ADS-B out capability much simpler.

Avidyne Joining Touchscreen Trend with Plug-and-play Unit

AIN Online - July 26, 2011
Avidyne signaled that it is joining the trend toward avionics with touchscreen controls by launching its IFD540 FMS/GPS/navcom system at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wis., yesterday.

Avidyne adds new avionics line

AOPA Online - July, 2011
Avidyne has introduced new plug-and-play avionics to include the IFD540 GPS/Navigation/Communication system, a direct plug-in replacement for the Garmin GNS 530.

Avidyne unveils touch-screen IFD540

Airventure.org - July, 2011
Avidyne’s first plug-and-play replacement/upgrade was the DFC90 series of autopilots that replace the existing autopilot computers in Cirrus aircraft. The DFC90 brought so much new capability for such a small installation cost and hassle that Cirrus owners have made the switch in big numbers. On Monday at AirVenture Avidyne announced it will soon do the same with its new IFD540.

Avidyne Launches IFD540 Touchscreen Navigator

Flyingmag.com - July 26, 2011
Avidyne on Monday launched a family of panel-mount avionics that is aimed squarely at owners of Garmin equipment, and in particular the popular GNS 530 GPS navcom. The flagship of the Avidyne product line is the touchscreen IFD540 WAAS navigator, a “plug-and-play” replacement for the Garmin GNS 530 that has a claimed installation time of as little as one to two hours and is positioned as a direct competitor to Garmin’s new GTN 750 touchscreen unit.

Getting Competitive -- Avidyne Expands Its New Line Up

Aero TV- July 25, 2011
You have to hand it to Avidyne... at just about the time that you'd think they'd be happy building an increasing market share for Glass Cockpit systems with their innovative and easy-to-use R-9 system, they go and fill in ALL the blanks with a full suite of replacement avionics... Transponders, Audio panels, Auto-Pilots, GPS/Nav/Coms... you name it.

Avidyne launches new plug and play avionics stack

Arabian Aerospace - July 25, 2011
Avidyne introduced a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft at the world famous Oshkosh Airshow in Wisconsin, USA today.

Avidyne expands DFC90 Autopilot upgrade to include C182, Bonanza & Baron

Revista Aerea - July 25, 2011
Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that they are expanding the available market for the DFC90 Digital Flight Control System.

Avidyne Announces DFC100 Autopilot for Piper PA-32 as Option with Entegra Release 9 Upgrade

Aircraft Maintenance Technology - July 25, 2011
Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that they are expanding the available market for the DFC100 Digital Flight Control System.

Avidyne Launches Plug & Play Panel-Mounted Avionics

RotorPad - July 25, 2011
Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today introduced a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft. Avidyne’s new avionics stack includes the IFD540 FMS/GPS/ Navigation/ Communication system with touch screen user interface, the AMX240 stereo Audio Panel with Marker Beacon, the AXP340 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) Transponder, and the attitude-based DFC90 Digital Autopilot.

Avidyne Launches "Plug & Play" Stack, Synthetic Vision Upgrade

AVWeb - July 24, 2011
Avidyne introduced a full panel-mounted, plug-and-play replacement avionics stack for general aviation aircraft at EAA AirVenture on Monday morning.

Getting Competitive - Avidyne Expands Its New Line Up

Aero-TV - July, 2011
Click below to watch as Avidyne unveil their new IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM and additional plug & play rack mount avionics at AirVenture 2011.

Beat the airlines, get a pilot’s license

Forbes - April 11, 2011
If you’re looking for an alternative to the indignity of flying commercial but a business jet is (temporarily) out of reach, take a look at the Cirrus SR22. It is a four-seat, single-engine light aircraft.

Avidyne’s DFC100 Autopilot Certified for Cirrus

Flying - March 2, 2011
Avidyne has achieved TSO and STC certification for its DFC100 digital flight control system designed for use with the Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck system available in Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft.

Envelope Protection™ Comes to GA

Flying - November, 2010
Systems from Avidyne that aim to prevent loss-of-control accidents are already showing up in light airplanes. Here's how one of them might just save your life.

Advanced-Degree Autopilot

Plane & Pilot - October, 2010
The DFC90 completes Avidyne’s integrated avionics suite with an increase in performance and safety

Upside-down in a Cirrus

AOPA Pilot Blog - September 20, 2010
The mission was to find out whether the “Straight & Level” button in Avidyne’s new DFC90 autopilot could really recover from unusual attitudes.y

Upside-down in a Cirrus

NBC Miami - August, 2010
Female Pilots Race in South Florida

Harbinger of things to come

AOPA Pilot - September, 2010
New Avidyne autopilot—enhancing flight safety


FlyCorporate Online - August 20, 2010
Avidyne Corporation has no doubts about the quality of its upgrade - the company is offering a full Money Back Guarantee for customers who purchase a new DFC90 Digital Flight Control System with Flight Envelope Protection™.

Avidyne's Synthetic Vision -- Taking R9 To The Next Level

Aero-TV - August 19, 2010
After taking the GA world by storm, the highly capable and oh-so-usable Avidyne Release 9 glass panel system is poised to take its next big leap.

Avidyne's DFC 90 Digital Autopilot

AVWeb - August, 2010
Avidyne has a slide-in replacement for the STEC-55X autopilots common to Cirrus SR20s and SR22s. Aviation Consumer's Jeff Van West took it up for a flight to the claims of improved performance and new safety features.

Cockpit Avionics 2010

AIN Online - August 1, 2010
Pilots who’ve flown with it say Avidyne has hit a home run with its Entegra Release 9 avionics system, a follow-on to the original Entegra glass cockpit certified in a variety of light general aviation airplanes.

Avidyne DFC90 Autopilot

WittySparks - August, 2010
Avidyne DFC90 Autopilot.

Avidyne touts new autopilots

AOPA Online - July 27, 2010
Avidyne founder Dan Schwinn said the pioneering avionics firm’s new DFC90 autopilot will be a technology foundation for a variety of upcoming safety features.

The Avidyne Juggernaut Keeps On Flying... Now With Piper!

Aero-TV- July 2, 2010
Extending The R9 Revolution -- Avidyne Retrofits The Piper Matrix.

Aero-TV: A Digital Attitude Upgrade -- Avidyne Delivers First Autopilot Product

Aero-TV - June 24, 2010
Truly Revolutionary Autopilot NOW Shipping.

Aero-TV: Avidyne Release 9.1 -- Tom Harper Explains A Few New Features

Aero-TV- June 7, 2010
GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Panel Keeps Evolving.

Avidyne Wins Another OEM Contract For Entegra Release 9

Aero-News.net- June 7, 2010
Will Provide Avionics Suite For Korean KC-100 GA Aircraft.

Avidyne Corporation - AEA's 2010 New Product Introductions

April, 2010
Each year, the AEA convention opens with an exciting series of new product introductions and updates from industry leaders; join Aero-TV for the replay of Avidyne's presentation.

AEA's Live 2010 Coverage - The Latest from Avidyne

April, 2010
Tom Harper Discuss the Latest Avidyne News from AEA's 2010 Convention On April 8th through April 10th, Aero-TV ...

AVweb - Avidyne's New FMS R9 Feature

April, 2010
At the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando, Avidyne's Tom Harper demonstrated the impressive FMS capabilities of the latest Release 9 software for the company's sophisticated EFIS

Aero-TV: The Saratoga NX – NexAir Avionics’ First R9 Aircraft

Aero-TV- February 25, 2010
At the 2009 EAA AirVenture, NexAir Avionics introduced the completely modernized Saratoga successor, the Saratoga NX.

Avidyne DFC90 Transforms Older Cirrus Autopilots

FLYING Magazine - February, 2010
Avidyne's new DFC90 autopilot replaces the computer and sensors in Avidyne Entegra-equipped Cirrus singles and brings an unmatched level of performance.

Entegra Release 9 Goes To College

Aero-News.net - January 25, 2010
Avidyne has announced that Western Michigan University (WMU) has selected Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck avionics system for WMUs fleet of Cirrus SR20 aircraft.

Aero-TV: Avidyne Release 9 - ANN's Jim Campbell Reviews R9

Aero-TV- January 19, 2010
After spending some serious dollars late in 2008 to purchase our much beloved Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo, the last thing we thought we needed to do was undertake a radical $100k upgrade program..

Updating the MFD – Avidyne’s All-New EX600 MFD

Aero-TV- January 11, 2010
At AOPA’s 2009 Summit, the Avidyne Corporation announced their all-new EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD), the next stage in the radar-replacement MFD market for general aviation aircraft and helicopters.