Avidyne Corp. has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of its Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) in the Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft.
“Entegra Release 9 is a next-generation flight deck upgrade that is designed to meet the mission profiles of high-performance aircraft, including the PA-46 Matrix,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “PA-46 aircraft are single-pilot IFR workhorses and Release 9’s easy-to-use FMS and its fully-redundant system architecture dramatically reduce pilot workload and increase safety.”
“Avidyne developed Entegra Release 9 with turbine-class, single-pilot IFR operations in mind,” said Avidyne president Dan Schwinn. “PA-46 owners will find that the Release 9 system is much easier to use and is much more capable than anything they have ever flown in this class of aircraft, which will allow them to fly more confidently in the IFR system.”
The Entegra Release 9 retrofit for Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft includes two XGA high-resolution IFD5000 displays, dual-redundant FMS900w systems with control/display keyboard, next-generation fully-digital VHF NAV/COM radios, and dual WAAS/RNP-capable GPS receivers.
Entegra Release 9 upgrade for the Piper PA-46 Matrix has a list price of $72,800, plus installation. Certification of Entegra Release 9 for the Mirage and the Meridian is expected in 2011.
For more information: 800-AVIDYNE (800-284-3963), Avidyne.com