Avidyne Receives Brazil/ANAC Approval for New IFD550, Release 10.2 Software and IFD100 App

IFD550 with integrated Attitude Reference Sensor provides Pitch & Roll sensing and egocentric Synthetic Vision. Release 10.2 adds exocentric Synthetic Vision on all IFD models, plus Wx Radar, Video, two-way wireless connectivity, and new IFD100 App.

Melbourne, FL – Monday, May 22, 2017 – 

Avidyne Corporation announced today that they have received Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil –Brasil (ANAC) validation of their new IFD550 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with Attitude Reference System (ARS). This certification also includes approval of Release 10.2 (R10.2) software which provides a host of new features including Synthetic Vision and two-way wireless connectivity with Avidyne’s new IFD100 iPad App. Avidyne has also received ANAC approval for the new, IFD545, IFD510 and IFD410 FMS/GPS systems.

“We are delighted to have ANAC approval of our new flagship IFD550 with ARS, which provides pilots with our unique Synthetic Vision and Hybrid Touch.  It’s really a terrific system, and there’s simply nothing else like it,” said Avidyne president, Dan Schwinn.  “Our Brazilian customers will really appreciate the R10.2 upgrade for their existing IFD540 and IFD440 units, adding Synthetic Vision and our really capable IFD100 application among many other cool new features.”

“Aviation is vitally important in Brazil, and pilots there will really enjoy the additional situational awareness benefits that are added with R10.2 and Synthetic Vision on the IFD,” said Mitch Biggs, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.   “No other navigators offer so much functionality, situational awareness, and ease of use.”

About the IFD550

Avidyne’s new IFD550 is a full-featured FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with all the same functionality of Avidyne’s current IFD540, but with the addition of 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 also gives pilots the ability to toggle SVS off and view a traditional blue-over-brown attitude display, as well as overlay of Horizontal and Vertical Deviation Indicators, a Total Velocity Vector (TVV)/Flight Path Marker, and adjustable field of regard.  IFD550 has a list price starting at $21,999.

About Release 10.2

Avidyne’s new Release 10.2 software is available for field-loadable upgrade for existing IFD540 and IFD440 systems, giving these customers the ability to display Synthetic Vision views of the host aircraft, along with overlay of flight plan, color-contoured terrain, obstacles, full color 3D traffic and terrain warnings.  R10.2 features include:

    • Exocentric (in-trail) Synthetic Vision, providing 3D depiction of flight path, nearby terrain, traffic, and obstacles.
    • Full Two-way Wireless connection to Avidyne IFD100 iPad App
    • Wireless Flightplan transfer into the IFD
    • Orbit-around-a-point – Circular Holds
    • Software enablement for RDR2000 Radar display on IFD 5-Series
    • Ability to have User Wpt as Origin
    • Full mapping of all keys on MK10 Bluetooth Keyboard
    • Non-TSO TAWS functionality
    • Support for European VFR  (Bottlang®) Charts
    • Support for TIS/GTX330ES/GTX335/GTX345 protocols
    • Enables 16 Watt Power Output option on IFD440
    • Improvements to Australian Published Holds
    • Hardware option for  RS-170 Video input and display on IFD 5-Series
    • Wireless connectivity with growing list of third-party Apps
    • More

About the IFD100

Avidyne’s IFD100 iPad app gives pilots a fully redundant, large-format map that wirelessly connects to their IFD 4-Series or 5-Series GPS FMS system.  It’s like having an additional large-screen instance of the IFD in the cockpit that pilots can configure and operate just like a panel-mounted IFD.   On board ADS-B weather and traffic can be sent wirelessly to the iPad for display on the large-screen moving map. The IFD100 App is offered as a free download from the iTunes App Store for all IFD customers.

About the IFD510 & IFD410

With R10.2, Avidyne is also adding two new models of FMS/GPS-only (no VHF NAV/COM radio) models, the IFD510 and IFD410.  Each of these systems offer Synthetic Vision, Hybrid Touch, and integrated wireless capability. The IFD510 is designed as slide-in replacements for legacy GPS500 Series navigators, while the IFD410 can easily replace the GPS400 Series, while also adding all these significant new capabilities.

Pricing & Availability

Release 10.2 Software Upgrade for existing IFD540 and IFD440 units is available for download directly through Avidyne dealers at no charge.  Costs do not include dealer labor to upgrade existing systems.

All new-production IFD550, IFD545, IFD540 , IFD510, IFD440, and IFD410 models are available and shipping immediately with R10.2 functionality.

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