Avidyne Press Release

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Avidyne Receives EASA Certification for Release 10.2 Software Which Brings Synthetic Vision and Full Wireless Capability to IFD Series Product Line

Release 10.2 Software adds Synthetic Vision on all the IFD Series models, plus adds other new functionality including Wx Radar, Video, two-way wireless connectivity, and an innovative new IFD100 iPad App.

Friedrichshafen, Germany – Thursday, April 6, 2017 – 

Avidyne Corporation today announced that they have received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of their Release 10.2 (R10.2) software for their IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM Systems. 

 R10.2 provides a host of new features for new and existing IFD540 and IFD440 owners including Synthetic Vision and two-way wireless connectivity with Avidyne’s new IFD100 iPad App. Avidyne has also received approval for their new IFD510 and IFD410 FMS/GPS-only systems.

“Release 10.2 was a significant undertaking that adds Synthetic Vision and expands our line of IFD Series of FMS/GPS products, bringing them to a whole new level of capability, and setting them far apart from anything else available in the market,” said Avidyne president, Dan Schwinn.  “We are really pleased with EASA’s ability to get this important upgrade approved in such a timely manner for our customers flying throughout Europe.”

“With integrated Synthetic Vision and built-in wireless connectivity capabilities, no other navigators offer so much functionality, situational awareness, and ease of use,” said Mitch Biggs, Avidyne's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.   “Any aircraft owner upgrading their old panel-mounted navigator to an Avidyne IFD can 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.”

About Release 10.2

Avidyne's new Release 10.2 software is available for field-loadable upgrade for existing IFD540 and IFD440 systems, giving these customers the ability to display Synthetic Vision views of the host aircraft, along with overlay of flight plan, color-contoured terrain, obstacles, full color 3D traffic and terrain warnings.  R10.2 features include:

  • Exocentric (in-trail) Synthetic Vision, providing 3D depiction of flight path, nearby terrain, traffic, and obstacles.

  • Full Two-way Wireless connection to Avidyne IFD100 iPad App

  • Wireless Flightplan transfer into the IFD

  • Orbit-around-a-point – Circular Holds

  • Software enablement for RDR2000 Radar display on IFD 5-Series

  • Ability to have User Wpt as Origin

  • Full mapping of all keys on MK10 Bluetooth Keyboard

  • Non-TSO TAWS functionality

  • Support for European VFR  (Bottlang®) Charts

  • Support for TIS/GTX330ES/GTX335/GTX345 protocols

  • Enables 16 Watt Power Output option on IFD440

  • Improvements to Australian Published Holds

  • Hardware option for  RS-170 Video input and display on IFD 5-Series

  • Wireless connectivity with growing list of third-party Apps

  • more

About the IFD100

Avidyne’s IFD100 iPad app gives pilots a fully redundant, large-format map that wirelessly connects to their IFD 4-Series or 5-Series GPS FMS system.  It’s like having an additional large-screen instance of the IFD in the cockpit that pilots can configure and operate just like a panel-mounted IFD.   On board ADS-B weather and traffic can be sent wirelessly to the iPad for display on the large-screen moving map. The IFD100 App is offered as a free download from the iTunes App Store for all IFD customers.

About the IFD510 & IFD410

Avidyne is adding two new models of FMS/GPS-only (no VHF NAV/COM radio) models, the IFD510 and IFD410.  Each of these systems offer Synthetic Vision, Hybrid Touch, and integrated wireless capability. The IFD510 is designed as slide-in replacements for legacy GPS500 Series navigators, while the IFD410 can easily replace the GPS400 Series, while also adding all these significant new capabilities.

Pricing & Availability

Release 10.2 Software Upgrade for existing IFD540 and IFD440 units is available for download directly through Avidyne dealers at no charge.  Costs do not include dealer labor to upgrade existing systems.

All new-production IFD 540 , IFD510, IFD440, and IFD410 models are available and shipping immediately with R10.2 functionality. 

Avidyne's new IFD550 and IFD545 models are FAA approval and still in the EASA approval process.

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Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400