Avidyne Corp. has unveiled a new limited-time package pricing for its Entegra Release 9 (R9) Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system, which now includes the DFC100 digital autopilot. In addition, Avidyne is offering incentives for customers who previously purchased a DFC90 autopilot to upgrade to the R9 system and DFC100 autopilot. These packages and prices are available until Dec. 31.
“Over 20% of the Cirrus fleet is experiencing the vast improvements that the DFC90 autopilot upgrade provides over the rate-based autopilot technology that has been around for decades,” said Rob Higby, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. “We are now offering incentives that allow all Entegra-equipped Cirrus customers to experience that same level of improvement across their entire avionics suite by leveraging the advanced capabilities of the R9 flight deck and DFC100 autopilot.”
“With this promotional pricing, combined with the renewal of the Section 179 Deduction and Bonus Depreciation, customers who act now have the opportunity to upgrade to a new all-digital autopilot and state-of-the-art R9 flight deck at significant savings,” said Higby.
The Entegra Release 9 system includes dual XGA-resolution IFD5000 displays, dual-redundant FMS900w systems with a QWERTY keypad, next-generation fully-digital VHF NAV/COM radios, and dual WAAS/RNP-capable GPS receivers.
Entegra Release 9 is currently available as a retrofit upgrade for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft, as well as the recently-certified Piper Matrix. Upgrade programs have been announced for Piper Meridian, Mirage and PA-32 aircraft.
The DFC100 is an attitude-based, all-digital autopilot that takes advantage of the single- or dual-ADAHRS (Air Data & Attitude/Heading Reference System) in the Release 9 system. It is designed as a plug-and-play replacement for existing rate-based STEC 55X flight computers, and is compatible with Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft with Entegra Release 9. The DFC100 has all the standard vertical and lateral modes of operation of a turbine-class autopilot system, including Flight Director (FD), Altitude Hold (ALT), Airspeed Hold (IAS), Vertical Speed Hold (VS), Vertical Navigation (VNAV), Heading (HDG), and Navigation (NAV, LOC/GS, LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV+V).
In conjunction with the Release 9 system, the DFC100 supports Avidyne’s exclusive FMS Vectors mode, which allows the pilot to remain coupled during air traffic control (ATC) vectors operations without having to manually change autopilot modes. The DFC100 also includes Avidyne’s Flight Envelope Protection, and a “Straight & Level” button which overrides all autopilot modes, leveling the wings and engaging altitude hold for an added measure of safety.
For more information: Avidyne.com