The IFD Series Touchscreen Aviation
FMS/GPS/NAV/COM System

The Easy Choice

As the heart of your ADS-B system, Avidyne’s IFD Series features the most intuitive Flight Management System in an easy-to-use, yet powerful design.

Avidyne’s IFD Series of touch screen navigators represent the next generation in flight management systems. Each provides SBAS/LPV precision navigation and are designed to meet the accuracy and integrity requirements for ADS-B as part of the NextGen airspace initiative. As direct replacements for legacy systems, the IFDs each share the same basic functionality in large and compact display formats respectively.

Navigation at your fingertips

Get where you need to go. That’s why we fly. Avidyne wants you to keep your head up when flying with your family and loved ones. That’s the reason Avidyne designed their FMS to be as user-friendly as possible. Go where you need to go in two clicks or less.

 

Made for Each Other

Built on a dual databus architecture, the IFD Navigators are key components in Avidyne’s panel-mounted avionics suite, which also includes the AMX240 Audio Panel, AXP340 ADS-B Mode S Transponder, and DFC90 Digital Autopilot.

Shown left, from top to bottom: AMX240 Audio Panel, IFD550, IFD440, AXP340 Transponder, DFC90 Digital Autopilot.

A Complete FMS Solution:  IFD Series Key Features

Direct, Slide -in Replacements of GNS Series Navigators

As direct slide-in replacements,  Avidyne’s IFD Series can utilize the existing tray and connectors, and are compatible with all the popular interface configurations, which can greatly minimize aircraft downtime and installation costs.

Touchscreen with Knobs and Buttons

Known as Hybrid Touch, touchscreen with knobs and buttons is a feature that makes the IFD Series not only unique but popular among pilots. Many pilots prefer knobs and buttons for frequent pilot actions especially in turbulent weather when touchscreen can become difficult to manage. Pilots have the capability to perform virtually all of the same functions via the touchscreen interface or using the knobs and buttons. Additionally, the IFDs offer multi-touch functionalities such as pinch-zoom, map panning, and graphical flight plan editing that can be implemented using the touchscreen, or knobs and buttons depending on the pilot’s phase of flight.

Simple Flight Planning

Extensive testing and customer experience have proven that the IFD user interface reduces button pushes and knob twists required with previous navigators by 50%-75% or more. Dropdown menus are logically placed to provide easy data entry of airways, exit waypoints, destinations, and approach procedures. To make planning even easier, the IFDs can automatically create user-defined waypoints.

Avidyne’s exclusive FMS Preview is a powerful flight planning feature that makes it even more intuitive to load flight plans by showing you a real-time graphical depiction of each proposed modification in cyan prior to selection. FMS Preview makes it easy to visualize before selecting a desired waypoint, airway, hold or hold entry, Direct-To, approach, approach transition and any other terminal procedures.

FMS Preview also allows you to view each of the available approaches graphically prior to selection. Unlike previous generation navigators, the Avidyne IFDs allows you to quickly load any number of destination airports and multiple approaches into your flight plan.

GeoFillTM intelligently predicts the next waypoint entry, not based on its order in the database, but on its proximity to your current location or the previous waypoint in your flight plan.

3D Synthetic Vision

All IFDs are equipped with Avidyne’s beautiful Synthetic Vision (SVS) for improved situational awareness.  SVS is fully integrated and requires no additional boxes or wires.

3D Terrain Awareness and FLTA

All IFD systems offer Terrain Awareness capability which can be displayed over the color-contoured terrain base map for easy pilot recognition of an imminent encounter with nearby terrain.

For an even greater measure of safety, Forward Looking Terrain Alerting (FLTA) actively projects the aircraft’s flight track in time to determine whether a collision with terrain or obstacles is imminent. Caution Alerts are provided when a collision with terrain is projected within approximately 60 seconds, and Warning Alerts are provided for terrain projected within approximately 30 seconds.

3D Obstacles

Standard high, low and grouping symbology is used to clearly depict obstacles on the SVS display. 3D Traffic uses standard traffic symbology with traffic depictions indicating relative threat level by their size and relative altitude and bearing. As traffic draws nearer to you, the traffic symbols grow in size on the IFD.

Airport Flags

Airfields are depicted with a METAR-style flag when in field of view. With valid METAR data from your datalink, airfield flags will be color-coded to represent the ceiling and visibility, consistent with the moving map presentation.

Low-Fuel Alerting

When the IFD is connected to a compatible Fuel Totalizer System, the IFD will display a dashed green circle, indicating a fuel reserve of 45 minutes. A green Fuel Range Ring indicates a maximum range without reserve.

Electronic Approach Charts and Airport Diagrams

The IFD5-Series includes CMax™ Approach Charts & Airport Diagrams. Utilizing Jeppesen’s Jeppview® charts subscription services, CMax provides Worldwide approach charts and a database of over 6,000 airport diagrams, most of which are geo-referenced, allowing for the display of your own-ship and flight plan position right on the chart or airport diagram. IFD5-Series also supports optional European VFR (Bottlang) Charts for over 2,200 airports in 29 European countries.

WiFi/Bluetooth® Connectivity and Third-Party Mapping Applications

Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, available in all IFDs, features a number of ways for you to control your IFD.   The IFD Series seamlessly connects to your Apple iPad® IFD100 App and MK10 remote Bluetooth keyboard (provided with each IFD) giving pilots a full display of complete wireless control of your panel-mount IFD.

Additionally, the IFD provides open wireless connectivity to third-party flight planning and mapping applications such as  ForeFlight® Mobile, FlightPlanGO®, Seattle Avionics FlyQ®, AvPlan® EFB, Jeppesen® Mobile Flight Deck, Cloud Ahoy®, and AeroGlass®

Communications & Enhancements

Managing Radios

Managing your radios is easy with the IFD550, 540, and 440. Frequencies can easily be entered either by rotating the dual knobs on the left, or by using the touch-screen numeric keypad. COM frequencies can also be tuned directly by touching the displayed frequencies on Info, Nearest, and Frequency List pages. You can also simultaneously tune both the active and standby frequencies, both of which can be easily monitored when coupled with Avidyne’s AMX240 Audio Panel.

The IFD’s powerful FMS automatically nominates, auto-tunes, identifies, and monitors the NAV radio frequencies, so you may never have to tune another VOR or ILS frequency again! Should you choose to do so, manual tuning is easily completed with the pop-up numeric key pad or by simply typing the identifier for the VOR.

Multiple Frequency Formats and Station Readout

Communications are greatly improved with Avidyne’s IFD Series.  Pilots can configure their unit to have multiple standby frequencies, decoded agency identifiers, and Rx/Tx Indicators.

The IFD Series decode the active and standby frequencies based on proximity in the database and display the names of the stations in plain English, providing a handy reminder of the agency to which you will be transmitting when pressing the push-to-talk button.