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Avidyne receives certification of AviOS10.3 Software for IFD/Atlas/Helios FMS Line

AviOS10.3 software adds new features for both fixed-wing and helicopter operators including Visual Approaches, VNAV, and certified TAWS option.

Melbourne, FL – August 31, 2022Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation and business aircraft announced today they have received certification of AviOS10.3 operating system software for their IFD Series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COMS and ATLAS/HELIOS FMS systems. AviOS10.3 has received Technical Standard Order Approval (TSOA) and Supplemental Type Certificate Approval (STC) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing for immediate shipment on new units, as well as upgrades for the large installed base of existing Avidyne customers.  

“We have faced several challenges in getting AviOS10.3 to market, including of course, the global pandemic and supply chain crises, but Avidyne has continued to innovate, and we are pleased to bring these new capabilities to our current and future customers,” said Avidyne President and CEO, Dan Schwinn. “AviOS10.3 includes several significant new functions and features that will continue to keep our FMS line at the forefront in general and business aviation avionics.”  

“Customers will really appreciate the new features in AviOS10.3, including Visual Approaches, which provides stabilized guidance into any runway in the database, whether it has a published approach or not,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales.  “In addition, our implementation of Visual Approaches allows pilots to select Straight In, Base, or Downwind entries, plus glideslope angle with intuitive operation.”

“We’ve also added several new features that are targeted primarily for helicopter operators including RADALT display, Power Line database, half-mile zoom range, and a 3 arc-second high-definition terrain database option,” Talmadge added.


About AviOS 10.3

AviOS10.3 adds many new features and enhancements to the FMS, the Map, user interface, and third-party interfaces.  It is also available as a field-loadable software upgrade that can be accomplished by any authorized Avidyne Dealer.  Key features of AviOS10.3 Software for IFD include:

  • Visual Approaches
  • VNAV (advisory on IFD5XX)
  • Support for Tandem/Remote VHF COM/NAV tuning in dual installations.
  • CDI scaling for Oceanic mode 
  • GI275 interface
  • Map Zoom down to 1/2 mile
  • Power Lines added to database
  • RADALT display (via 429)
  • RF Legs
  • Additional ADS-B weather products
  • Display of ADS-B traffic and weather from portable devices
  • Extended support for Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA)
  • Support for Twin Engine aircraft on Fuel Calc Page
  • Ability to import user waypoints from CSV file
  • Improved Wi-Fi configuration to ease integration with Stratus, Foreflight and other Wi-Fi connected devices.
  • Improved pilot Setup and configuration pages
  • Up to 10 User Profiles
  • Weight Calculator
  • Certified TAWS (option)
  • 3-arc second HD Terrain Data (option)

Pricing & Availability

AviOS10.3 software is shipping now with all new IFDs and ATLAS/HELIOS FMS units. For existing owners, AviOS10.3 is available as a field-loadable upgrade through authorized Avidyne dealers.  The AviOS10.3 software is available from Avidyne at no charge. Dealer installation labor is not included.  The TSO’d TAWS enablement for new IFD and ATLAS systems is a $7,999 option per aircraft and includes the higher resolution 3 arc-second terrain database.

About Avidyne Corporation (https://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 for corporate, military, and owner-flown piston- and turbine-powered fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, the company has additional facilities in Westerville, OH, and Concord, MA.

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