New Lower-Cost FMS400 And Three Different System Configurations
For Entegra Release 9
Avidyne Corporation has rolled out
a new lower-cost FMS400 flight management system and additional
Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system
configurations that provide three different price points tailored
for increasing levels of capability and redundancy.
"Avidyne's strategy is to provide a broad portfolio of flight
deck options that meet the missions and budgets of our customers,"
said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne's Chief Operating Officer. "The
FMS400 configuration allows Cirrus owners that do not require full
WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) precision approach capability
to enjoy the advanced, yet easy-to-use Entegra Release 9 and FMS
"Avidyne strives to provide avionics systems that make flying
safer and simpler for all general aviation pilots," said Dan
Schwinn, President and CEO of Avidyne. "We understand that not all
pilots use their aircraft the same way, and we are committed to
providing the simplicity and safety of Release 9 to meet the needs
of each segment of the market."
The FMS400 is designed for customers who have no immediate plans
to add WAAS precision approach capability, but still want to
step up to the architecture of the FMS900w, including Avidyne's
innovative GeoFill and FMSVectors capability. The FMS400 is
fully upgradeable to the FMS900w should the customer decide to add
WAAS precision approach capability at some point in the future.
The three levels in Entegra Release 9 configurations
- Silver configuration, which utilizes dual FMS400s, a single
ADAHRS, and includes dual XGA high-resolution displays with all the
benefits of R9's industry-leading user interface.
- Gold configuration, which provides the full power of dual WAAS
Precision Approach-capable FMS900w systems and a single
- Platinum configuration, to provide dual WAAS Precision
Approach-capable FMS900w systems and a dual ADAHRS systems for an
added level of redundancy.
Each of these systems includes dual XGA IFD5000 displays, dual
GPS/FMS receivers, dual 16-watt VHF COMM radios, and an MLB700
SIRIUS/XM Broadcast datalink receiver.
Cirrus Release 9 Panel
Avidyne is currently including a free upgrade to Synthetic
Vision ($10,000 value) with all FMS900w-capable systems. Also this
week, For Entegra Release 9 Silver with the FMS400, Avidyne will
include the FMS keyboard (ACD215) at no charge, and the ability to
add Synthetic Vision for $5,000. (Total savings of
For Entegra Release 9 Gold & Platinum systems with the
FMS900w, Avidyne is offering an upgrade to Synthetic Vision and
future upgrade to the DFC100 attitude-based autopilot for $10,000.
(Total Savings of $15,000 Value). This Oshkosh promotion is valid
for Entegra Release 9 systems ordered between now and August 31st
for systems installed by December 31, 2009.