Avidyne Announces First IFD Upgrade for PC-12 in Mexico

Avidyne retrofit package for the PC-12 provides significant avionics capability enhancements including Synthetic Vision, ADS-B, Hybrid Touch Flight Management Systems, electronic approach charts, and integrated wireless connectivity. 


Melbourne, Florida  – October 5, 2020– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, flight displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, business jets and helicopters announced the completion of a full-stack Avidyne avionics upgrade for the Pilatus PC-12 by Servicios Aereos Montre (S.A.M.) of Monterrey, Mexico.  The retrofit installation includes Avidyne IFD550 and IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs, plus dual AXP322 Mode S ADS-B OUT Transponders and AMX240 Audio Panel.   


“We are really excited to be working with Servicios Aereo Montre to put together this avionics upgrade package for the PC-12,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Our regional sales and support team has made significant inroads in the Latin American market with our IFD systems, and S.A.M. is a big supporter of Avidyne in the region.”


“The PC-12 is a highly-capable airplane, and this dual-IFD FMS configuration—with integrated approach charts, airports diagrams, and wireless iPad interface—gives their pilots much more capability for completing their fleet missions.” said Juan Blaha, Avidyne’s Regional Manager for Latin America.


About Servicios Aereos Montre (www.aeromontre.com)

Servicios Aereos Montre (S.A.M.) is Mexico’s premier avionics and aviation maintenance company.  Based in Monterrey, SAM is a full-service Aeronautical workshop (No. 488) authorized by the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics


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 the recently-announced dzus-mounted ATLAS™ and HELIOS™ Multifunction Flight Management Systems, the panel-mounted IFD-Series FMS/ GPS/ NAV/ COMs, 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.