Avidyne has introduced its MK10 Mini Keyboard that gives pilots an additional method of controlling and entering flight plans into Avidyne’s IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems wirelessly via integrated Bluetooth.
The pocket-size MK10 Mini Keyboard, measuring 4.5 inches x 2.25 inches x 0.375 inches, is a customized Bluetooth device offered by Avidyne specifically for the IFD540 and IFD440.
The MK10 lets pilots wirelessly enter flight plans and waypoints, execute “Direct To” operations, change Pages and Tabs, and zoom the Map range in and out, among other things.
The IFD540 was initially certified in July 2014, and included integrated hardware needed to support Bluetooth and WiFi functionality. The MK10 Mini Keyboard will be enabled for the first time via a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) after the certification of the upcoming Release 10.1 software upgrade for the IFD540 and IFD440 is completed.
The IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM/FMS with integrated Bluetooth and WiFi has a plug and play list price of $16,995 and is certified and delivering now. The IFD440 with Bluetooth and WiFi has a plug and play list price of $14,995.
The MK10 Bluetooth Mini Keyboard has a list price of $299.