Avidyne Completes Part 25 STC for IFD540 Multifunction FMS Navigator in Citation Excel & XLS Models

STC provides operators of select Primus 1000-equipped Citation 560 Excel and XLS models with LPV Approach capability, Electronic Approach Charts, ADS-B position source information and more.

Melbourne, FL – September 14, 2020-– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for the aviation industry, announced receipt of FAA Supplemental Type Certificate installation approval for the IFD540 Multifunction Flight Management System in Citation 560 Excel/XLS aircraft equipped with Primus 1000 electronic flight instrument systems.

“We are pleased to have completed our first in-house Part 25 Transport Category STC for the IFD series of Multifunction Flight Management Systems. This STC covers the installation of IFD540s in Citation Excel and XLS aircraft, and will be the basis for additional STC amendments and field approvals by Avidyne and our MRO partners for the entire range of Avidyne Multifunction Flight Management Systems in a wide variety of turbine aircraft,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “IFD installations have already been field-approved with partner MROs on the Citation II, Citation V, Citation Bravo, Lear 31, Lear 35, the Westwind, and the Piaggio Avanti II, EVO and Classic, with more to follow.”

The IFD540 and all Avidyne IFD-series Multifunction Flight Management Systems feature Avidyne’s innovative GPS Legacy Aviation System (GLAS™) option, enabling a direct LPV-capable interface to legacy Primus 1000 or Proline 21 avionics systems in business aircraft, without the exorbitant costs of external adapter boxes or EFIS factory upgrades.

“This Part 25 STC moves Avidyne another leap forward as we expand into this market of otherwise highly-capable legacy turbine aircraft that are in dire need of affordable avionics modernization solutions,” said Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn. “Our IFD Multifunction Flight Management Systems provide autopilot-coupled LPV Approach capability—which opens these aircraft up to a large number of airports and runways —and other capabilities that extend the life and the value of these aircraft for many years to come. In addition, Avidyne’s upcoming Atlas console-mount FMS will greatly expand the installation flexibility of our product line and open up installation options in many more turbine aircraft models.”

Turbine aircraft operators who upgrade to Avidyne Multifunction Flight Management Systems add easy-to-use, hybrid touch FMS capability, LPV approach capability, 3D synthetic vision views of nearby terrain, obstacles, traffic display and ADS-B position source capability. Avidyne has previously received STC approval of dual hybrid touchscreen IFD Multifunction Flight Management System installations in Cessna CitationJet 525 models with Collins Pro Line 21™ and the FGC-3000 Digital Flight Control System, and single IFD545 installations on the Citation CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3.

Pricing, Availability and More Information
The dual Avidyne IFD5-Series FMS solution for the Citation Excel and XLS models with Primus 1000 EFIS is now available and is being offered through multiple Avidyne-approved Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sites. To discuss pricing and other options, contact your preferred avionics MRO or Avidyne Business Aviation Sales Manager Dale Ferrer at +1.321.751.8500 or dferrer@avidyne.com.

About the IFD-Series (https://www.avidyne.com/fms-business-aviation/)
Avidyne’s IFD and Atlas Multifunction Flight Management Systems provide full-featured GPS/FMS navigation, optional integrated VHF communication and navigation, and a hybrid-touch user interface that offers pilots the best of touch screen operation, along with dedicated knobs and buttons for easy control through all phases of flight. All Avidyne Multifunction Flight Management Systems include geo-referenced Jeppesen Electronic Approach Charts & Airport Diagrams and integrated wireless connectivity via Bluetooth® and WiFi. The IFD545 and IFD510 are panel mount GPS-only versions without VHF NAV/COM functionality, for customers who choose to keep their legacy radios. IFD550 and IFD545 are panel mount models that provide an integrated Attitude Reference Sensor (ARS). The ARS detects Pitch and Roll motion and enables the display of dynamic Synthetic Vision (SVS) with full-motion three-dimensional “out-the-window” views as well as exocentric “in-trail” views of the aircraft and nearby terrain, obstacles, traffic and terrain. The IFD550/ IFD545 also gives pilots the ability to overlay Horizontal & Vertical Deviation Indicators, a Total Velocity Vector (TVV)/Flight Path Marker, and adjustable field of regard. Avidyne Atlas is a console dzus-mount Multifunction Flight Management System that combines an easy-to-use touch screen navigator with full-color display of moving map, weather, traffic, geo-referenced approach charts & airport diagrams, radar, video, integrated WiFi connectivity, and extensive I/O including Avidyne’s unique GLAS technology for seamless integration with a wide-range of EFIS systems for SBAS/LPV approach capability.

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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.

For more information, contact:
Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation

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