Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne EX600 MFD Awarded Brazilian AML-STC Approval for Installation on Over 350 Aircraft Models

ANAC approval makes EX600, with innovative QuickPan™ Map Panning, CMax™ Approach Charts, and Worldwide Airport Diagrams, uniquely suited for Brazilian helicopter and fixed wing aircraft operations.

Lincoln, MA – Wednesday, March 24, 2010 – 

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight decks, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have received an Approved Model List - Supplemental Type Certification (AML-STC) approval from the Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil –Brasil (ANAC) for their recently-introduced EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD).  This AML-STC authorizes Brazilian installation of the EX600 MFD, and is applicable for more than 350 Part 23 Class I, II, and III aircraft makes and models.

“Brazil is proving to be a growth market for Avidyne, and this ANAC certification allows helicopter and fixed-wing operators in the region to have access to the most capable MFD available,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. 

“With 20 different radar interfaces, worldwide approach charts and map panning capability, the EX600 is our most capable MFD yet,” said Rob Higby, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. “Our recent addition of the RDR1400 radar interface, along with DO-160E Helicopter vibration approval and its easy-to-use pilot interface, make the EX600 even more attractive for the high concentration of helicopter operators in the region.”

About the EX600

The EX600 is a full-function MFD that is designed to enhance situational awareness and safety for pilots of general aviation airplanes and now for helicopters as well. 

Incorporating all-new 5.8-inch diagonal, 640x480 pixel (VGA) transflective display, the EX600 provides unmatched readability, even in direct sunlight.  The EX600 features Avidyne’s renowned easy-to-use pilot interface—including innovative new Map Panning keys and exclusive QuickPan™ function—the EX600 dramatically improves a pilot’s ability to access and display critical flight data.  QuickPan allows the pilot to quickly toggle between the present position and a panned-to position–such as Destination airport–with a single button push.

All EX600s include the ability to display CMax™ approach charts & over 6,000 worldwide airport diagrams—including airport diagrams for more than 132 airports in  Brazil—at no additional charge, as well as support for European VFR Charts (aka Bottlang Airfield Manual).  CMax provides an added measure of situational awareness during critical phases of flight and while taxiing, both domestically and internationally. CMax subscription services are available through Jeppesen. 

With interfaces to twenty different radar models, the EX600 is the leader in radar-replacement MFDs, meaning it can act as a display replacement for many out-dated and un-repairable CRT radar displays, while adding significant situational awareness and utility enhancements.

In addition, the EX600 has standard interfaces (at no additional charge),  providing the widest range of sensor interfaces available in a retrofit MFD including Traffic TAS600-Series Traffic Advisory capability and TWX670 Color Tactical Lightning Detection. With Avidyne’s unique MultiLink™ capability, the EX600 can display both broadcast datalink in the Continental U.S. (CONUS) through the MLB700 and international datalink through the MLX770 datalink transceiver.  Optional TCAS I and TAWS/EGPWS/HTAWS interfaces are also available.

Pricing and Availability

EX600pricing starts at $9,990 for the standard MFD, including CMax™ Electronic Approach Charts, Worldwide Airport Diagrams, and standard interfaces for traffic and color lightning.

The EX600 MFD with Bendix RDR130/150/160/RDS81/82/82VP/84/84VP/86/86VP interface or Bendix/King RDR2000/2100 interface is $13,990.

The EX600 MFD with Collins WXR250/270/300 or Bendix RDR1100/1200/1300/1400 interface is $16,990.

Avidyne also offers a trade-in program that provides a $2,500 trade-in allowance for old radar indicators and older generation MFDs like the MX20, GMX200, and KMD550/850 toward a new EX600. 

All existing EX500 owners can get upgraded to an EX600 starting at only $5,495. Contact Avidyne for details.

Avidyne is shipping EX600s now.

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)

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. The company’s expanding line of products include the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck  linefor new and existing aircraft, datalink-capable EX5000 and EX600 multi-function displays and the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.

Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400