Avidyne Corp. has received FAA Approved Model List-Supplemental Type Certification (AML-STC) approval for the recently-introduced EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD). This AML-STC, which comes on the heels of the Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval granted at the end of December, authorizes installation of the EX600 MFD in more than 650 Part 23 Class I, II, and III aircraft makes and models, according to company officials.
The EX600 is a full-function MFD that is designed to enhance situational awareness and safety for pilots of general aviation airplanes and helicopters.
Incorporating a 5.8-inch diagonal, 640×480 pixel (VGA) transflective display, the EX600 features Avidyne’s easy-to-use pilot interface, including new Map Panning keys and the exclusive QuickPan function, which allows the pilot to quickly toggle between the present position and a panned-to position — such as Destination airport – with a single button push.
All EX600s include the ability to display CMax approach charts and worldwide airport diagrams at no additional charge. 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 company officials.
In addition, the EX600 has standard interfaces (at no additional charge), providing the widest range of sensor interfaces available in a retrofit MFD 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.
EX600 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 trade-in program that provides a $2,500 trade-in allowance for old radar indicators and older generation MFDs like the MX20, GMX200, and KMD550/850 toward a new EX600.
All existing EX500 owners can get upgraded to an EX600 starting at $5,495.
For more information: Avidyne.com