Avidyne Announces the Addition of SkyDemon Flight Planning App for Connectivity with the IFD Series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COMS

SkyDemon is Europe’s popular software app for VFR flight planning and in-flight navigation; IFD owners can now wirelessly connect to SkyDemon, transfer flight plans, and send GPS position updates to the App throughout their flight.


Melbourne, Florida  – September 28, 2020Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, flight displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, business jets and helicopters announced that Europe’s popular SkyDemon Flight Planning Software is now compatible with the IFD Series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs.

“Integrated wireless connectivity provides a powerful conduit for adding functionality and expanding the capabilities and utility of our IFD products, and SkyDemon is yet another example,” said Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn. “We have a large installed base of IFD owners across Europe and we are happy to now have SkyDemon available as a wireless solution for them.”

“The IFD Series have become very popular with pilots throughout Europe for their ease of use, and for their support for European Jeppesen Approach Charts and Airport Diagrams, European VFR (Bottlang) Charts, and VFR Reporting Points,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “We are pleased that our IFD customers now have the ability to connect to SkyDemon, Europe’s most popular VFR flight planning App for both pre-flight planning and in-flight navigation.”

Avidyne IFD550/IFD540/IFD440 are industry-leading FMS/GPS navigators that provide easy-to-use Hybrid Touch and Page & Tab user interface, Synthetic Vision, as well as integrated WiFi and Bluetooth® connectivity. Current IFD App compatibility includes ForeFlight®, Seattle Avionics FlyQ, FltPlanGo, AvPlan, Cloud Ahoy, OzRunways in Australia, SkyDemon in Europe, with more to follow.

The Avidyne IFDs are compatible with SkyDemon Version 3.14.3 (or later).

About SkyDemon (www.skydemon.aero/)SkyDemon is a U.K.-based software company that designs and develops the subscription-based SkyDemon software for VFR flight planning and navigation. The SkyDemon app provides easy flight-planning, mapping and flight logging right on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device in flight. Live briefing data includes NOTAM, airfield documents and maps, TAF, METAR, wind forecasts at altitude, and more.

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and product design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of avionics systems including their dzus-mounted ATLAS™, HELIOS™ and panel-mounted IFD-Series FMS systems, AMX240 audio panel, and DFC90 digital flight control systems. With a complete range of SkyTrax ADS-B solutions, including the AXP322 and AXP340 Mode S ADS-B Transponders, SkyTrax100B receivers, and SkyTrax600 ADS-B & Active Traffic systems, Avidyne provides complete support for the worldwide NextGen ATC surveillance upgrade. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, the company has additional facilities in Westerville, OH, and Concord, MA.


For more information contact:

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation