The first Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft to get the Entegra Release 9 upgrade, which includes dual IFD5000 integrated flight displays and dual FMS900w WAAS-capable flight management systems (FMS), has been delivered to its owner in Ohio, according to officials at Avidyne, which manufactures the avionics suite.
“The Matrix is a terrific cabin-class aircraft and the Entegra Release 9 suite adds significant capability,” said customer Mark Mathys of Ohio. “Having already flown for over 20 hours with the system, R9 has given me more confidence knowing that I am flying the safest, most modern glass cockpit on the market.”
The Entegra Release 9 retrofit for Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft includes two XGA high-resolution IFD5000 displays, dual-redundant FMS900w systems with FMS keyboard, next-generation fully-digital 16-watt 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.