Sat, Apr 04, 2009
Release 9 Will Grace Bizplane's Flight Deck
At Germany's Aero Friedrichshafen this week, Avidyne announced
it was selected by Extra Aircraft LLC of Lancaster, PA as the
avionics partner for the upcoming Extra EA-500 aircraft. Avidyne
will provide their Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck
avionics for the EA-500, including high-resolution Integrated
Flight Displays, the WAAS-capable FMS900w Flight Management System,
and dual 16-watt all-digital VDL-capable VHF radios.
"Avidyne is renowned for their innovation and overall ease of
use," said Walter Extra, founder of Extra Aircraft. "But what has
impressed me the most is the truly-redundant system architecture
Avidyne has developed for their Release 9 integrated flight deck
system. We look forward to working closely with Avidyne going
"We are pleased to be selected as the avionics partner with
Extra Aircraft," said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne's President and CEO.
"With the EA-500, Extra is making a name for itself in the
high-performance business-class airplane category and we look
forward to working with them to integrate our top-of-the-line
Release 9 avionics systems which are designed to make single-pilot
IFR flying safer and easier."
Extra and Avidyne have already begun avionics system integration
efforts in the EA-500 and initial deliveries are expected in 2009.
"Additional announcements will be forthcoming," the company
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