Avidyne Corp. has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval for its recently-introduced EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD). The approval allows the company to begin shipments of the MFD, according to Patrick Herguth, COO.
The EX600 is a full-function MFD that is designed to enhance situational awareness and safety for pilots of general aviation airplanes and helicopters, according to company officials. Incorporating a new 5.8-inch diagonal, 640×480 pixel (VGA) display, Map Panning keys and the exclusive QuickPan function, the EX600 improves a pilot’s ability to access and display critical flight data. QuickPan allows the pilot to toggle between the present position and a panned-to position – such as Destination airport – with a single button push, company officials explain.
The EX600’s “map-centric” operation allows the pilot to view all the available safety information, including on-board radar, right on the map page without having to switch to dedicated or hidden pages.
All EX600s include the ability to display CMax approach charts and worldwide airport diagrams at no additional charge — as well as support for European VFR Charts. CMax subscription services are available through Jeppesen.
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 significant situational awareness and utility enhancements, according to Avidyne officials.
In addition, the EX600 has standard interfaces (at no additional charge), including Traffic 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/EGPWS interfaces are also available.
EX600pricing 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 trade-in program that provides a $2,500 trade-in allowance for old radar indicators and MFDs toward a new EX600.
All existing EX500 owners can get upgraded to an EX600 starting at only $5,495.
Avidyne is pursuing an Approved Model List-Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EX600 that will cover more than 600 Part 23 Class I, II, and III aircraft models.
For more information: Avidyne.com