Avidyne autopilots certified for Matrix and Mirage

Avidyne Corp. has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of the DFC90 autopilot for Entegra-equipped Piper PA-46 Matrix and Mirage aircraft, as well as TSO and STC approval of the DFC100 autopilot for Release 9 (R9)-equipped Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft.

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Avidyne launches Piper upgrade, unveils autopilot

Avidyne Corp.’s new Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) will soon be available as a retrofit upgrade for Piper PA-46 4Meridian, Mirage, and Matrix aircraft.

“Entegra Release 9 is ideally suited as a next-generation flight deck upgrade to meet the mission profiles of the high-performance Piper PA-46 aircraft,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s chief operating officer. “These aircraft are single-pilot IFR workhorses and Release 9′s easy-to-use FMS and its fully-redundant system architecture dramatically reduce pilot workload and increase safety.”

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Avidyne, Jeppesen partner on CMax

ex5000_01Avidyne Corp. and Jeppesen have teamed to make Avidyne’s CMax Electronic Approach Chart software, including Jeppesen’s worldwide coverage of airport diagrams, standard on all new EX500 and EX5000 Multi-Function Displays (MFDs).

Avidyne also will enable current EX500 and EX5000 (pictured) MFD customers to upgrade for a fraction of the previous cost for the CMax option, company officials said.

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STC awarded for 210 glass cockpit retrofit

A partnership between Avidyne Corp., Southern Star Avionics of Mobile, Ala., and Crownair Aviation, Inc. of San Diego, has received an STC for the retrofit installation of Avidyne’s Entegra integrated flight deck in Cessna 210 and T210 Series single-engine piston aircraft.

The Avidyne Entegra suite is part of Crownair’s “Centurion Edition” refurbishment program that includes the dual-display Entegra glass flight deck, a new S-TEC 55X autopilot, Hartzell scimitar heated prop, WAAS-capable GPS systems, new paint, a new interior, extensive engine modifications, and a J.P. Instruments digital engine monitor.

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American Aviation completes third King Air flight deck retrofit

American Aviation of Brooksville, Florida, has completed its third Alliant Integrated Flight Deck retrofit in a Beechcraft King Air 200.

“Updating the timeless King Air with the Alliant system takes one of the best airplanes ever made and makes it better,” said John Petrick, president of American Aviation.

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