Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc. of Indianapolis has completed and delivered its first customer retrofit of Avidyne’s new Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system in a Cirrus SR22 aircraft.
“We are really excited to be working with Avidyne on the Entegra Release 9 retrofit program,” said Matt Hagans, Eagle Creek’s CEO. “Release 9 is an incredibly capable new flight deck system and our customers will be delighted with its ease of use, just as we were impressed with its ease of installation.”
“Eagle Creek is recognized around the world for their expertise in full-panel retrofits, and they were on board with us very early in the process to be one of our premier Entegra Release 9 installation facilities,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s chief operating officer.
Entegra Release 9 is certified as a retrofit upgrade for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft. Avidyne has developed a full schedule of “Entegra Release 9 Across America” Fly-Ins and Demonstration Seminars that are currently underway so that interested parties can experience the system in a city near them. As part of this schedule, Avidyne will be exhibiting and hosting Entegra Release 9 flight demos at the upcoming Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association Annual Migration (M7) in Duluth, Minn., on June 25-28, 2009.
The retail price of the Entegra Release 9 retrofit for Cirrus SR20 and SR22 is $72,800, which includes dual XGA displays, FMS keyboard, dual GPS/FMS receivers, dual 16-watt VHF COMM radios, and MLB700 XM/SIRIUS Broadcast datalink receiver.
Avidyne is now accepting Entegra Release 9 orders for mid-July deliveries for domestically-owned Cirrus aircraft and also for N-registered Cirrus aircraft in international markets.