Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne Announces IFD550 and IFD 545 with Integrated Attitude Reference Systems

IFD550 takesFMS/GPS and adds integrated Pitch and Roll sensing for out-the-window Synthetic Vision.

Melbourne, FL – Friday, April 1, 2016 – 

Avidyne Corporation today introduced their new IFD550 and IFD545 FMS/GPS systems.  The IFD550 and IFD545 have all the same functionality of the current IFD540 and previously-announced IFD510 respectively, but with the addition of an integrated Attitude Reference System (ARS).  The ARS enables the display of dynamic Synthetic Vision with full-motion three-dimensional “out-the-window”views as well as exocentric  “in-trail” views of the aircraft and nearby terrain,  obstacles, traffic and terrain.  The IFD550/545 also give pilots have the ability to toggle SynVis off and view a traditional blue-over-brown attitude display, as well as overlay of Horizontal and Vertical Deviation Indicators, a Total Velocity Vector (TVV)/Flight Path Marker, and adjustable field of regard.

The IFD550 is a full FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with ARS, and the IFD545 is a FMS/GPS with ARS. 

“Many aircraft owners have wanted to add reliable Synthetic Vision in their panels, but it has either been unavailable or cost-prohibitive for their particular aircraft,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President & CEO.  “Now, any aircraft owner upgrading their old panel-mounted navigator to an Avidyne IFD will get a modern hybrid touch-screen WAAS GPS, a place to view ADS-B traffic and weather, and a gorgeous Synthetic Vision display all in the same panel space.”

“Avidyne now offers six versions of our IFD Series GPS FMS systems and all of them offer Synthetic Vision,” said Mitch Biggs, Avidyne's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "With integrated Synthetic Vision and integrated, Bluetooth and WiFi, no other navigators offer so much functionality, situational awareness, and ease of use.”

“Our relentless focus on superior engineering with our products has delivered more capability and value for our customers,” added Biggs.

With Avidyne's new Release 10.2 software upgrade, their IFD540 and IFD440 GPS FMS systems will be able to display exocentric “in-trail” Synthetic Vision views of the host aircraft, along with overlay of flightplan, color-contoured terrain,  obstacles, full color 3D traffic and terrain warnings. Avidyne also announced the new IFD410, a GPS-only version of the IFD440, which also offers exocentric Synthetic Vision capability.

Pricing & Availability

Synthetic Vision is part of the upcoming Release 10.2 software, which will be available later this year, pending final certification.  The new IFD550 and IFD545 with ARS, and the GPS-only IFD510 and IFD410 models will be available at that same time.

The IFD540 and IFD440 are available now and will be fully upgradeable to 3D Synthetic Vision and a host of other new features and product improvements with Release 10.2 software, once available.

Pricing for IFD models with Synthetic Vision start at $11,399.

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Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400