Avidyne and Jeppesen have received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval of the Release 8.1 software upgrade for Avidyne’s Entegra EX5000 Multi-function displays (MFD). The Release 8.1 software upgrade adds the ability to display Jeppesen’s European VFR Terminal and Airport Charts (formerly known as Bottlang charts), as well as display enhancements for Color Lighting and Worldwide Datalink Weather.
Avidyne’s EX500 MFD (Software Release 4.1) and all new EX600 MFDs received TSO approvals to display Jeppesen’s European VFR Charts earlier this year.
“Avidyne and Jeppesen recognize the situational awareness benefits of electronic charts in the cockpit,” said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation. “We are pleased to continue that relationship by offering our mutual customers in Europe access to electronic versions of these safety-enhancing piloting tools.”
“Jeppesen’s European VFR Charts package has already become a popular addition on our EX500 and EX600 MFDs, and now with Release 8.1 software, we are now able to offer this capability to the large number of Entegra-equipped Cirrus and Piper aircraft owners operating throughout Europe,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.
The field-loadable Release 8.1 MFD Upgrade includes the ability to display European VFR Charts, plus it also provides enhanced display of TWXCell Color Lighting when interfaced with TWX670. R8.1 also enables the display of additional Worldwide Datalink Weather products when interfaced with MLX770 including World-wide winds aloft, World-wide temps aloft, World-wide Infrared Satellite (Sat IR), World-wide Lightning
Release 8.1 has a retail price of $495 for existing EX5000 MFDs with Release 7. Release 8.1 is $1,095 for pre-Release 7 MFDs. The Release 8.1 software is available free of charge to any customers who currently have Release 8.0 on their EX5000 MFD. Charts subscription services are available through Jeppesen.
For more information: 800-AVIDYNE (800-284-3963).