Avidyne Corp. has unveiled its new EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD).
A follow-on to Avidyne’s EX500 MFD, the EX600 adds a 5.8-inch diagonal, 640×480 pixel (VGA) display and a new Map Panning feature that allows the pilot to pan and zoom to any location on the moving map using dedicated directional panning keys. The EX600’s exclusive QuickPan feature allows the pilot to quickly toggle between the present position and a panned-to position – such as Destination airport – with a single button push.
The EX600 is a full-function MFD that is designed to enhance situational awareness and safety for pilots of general aviation airplanes and helicopters. Its “map-centric” operation allows pilots to view all the available safety information right on the map page, without having to switch to dedicated or hidden pages.
All EX600s include CMax approach charts and worldwide airport diagrams, which provide an added measure of situational awareness during critical phases of flight and while taxiing, according to company officials. The EX600 also offers a range of sensor interfaces available in a retrofit MFD, including TAS600-Series Traffic Advisory capability and TWX670 Color Tactical Lightning Detection. With Avidyne’s MultiLink capability, the EX600 can display both broadcast datalink in the Continental U.S. (CONUS) through the MLB700 and international datalink through the MLX770 datalink transceiver. Optional TCAS I and TAWS interfaces are also available.
With interfaces to 19 different radar models, the EX600 can act as a display replacement for many out-dated and un-repairable CRT radar displays, while adding situational awareness and utility enhancements, Avidyne officials add.
Pricing starts at $9,990 for the standard MFD, including CMax Electronic Approach Charts, Worldwide Airport Diagrams, and standard interfaces for traffic and color lightning.
The EX600 MFD with Bendix RDR130/150/160/RDS81/82/82VP/84/84VP/86/86VP interface or Bendix/King RDR2000/2100 interface is $13,990.
The EX600 MFD with Collins WXR250/270/300 or Bendix RDR1100/1200/1300 interface is $16,990.
Avidyne has a program that provides a $2,500 trade-in allowance for old radar indicators and MFDs toward a new EX600. In addition, existing radar-capable EX500 owners can get upgraded to an EX600 starting at $5,495.
Avidyne is pursuing an Approved Model List-Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EX600 which will cover over 600 Part 23 Class I, II, and II aircraft models.
Avidyne is accepting orders now, with certification and initial shipments expected before the end of 2009.
For more information: Avidyne.com