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Smithsonian Recognizes Avidyne Glass Panel As A First

Certification Workhorse Added to Haas Exhibit as Landmark in Civilian Flight

Avidyne Corporation has been recognized for its work in advancing the state of avionics, with the placement of their Entegra Avionics in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

The Entegra was groundbreaking for its use in the SR22, being the "first single-engine piston aircraft certified with an all-glass-panel flight deck". The Thomas W. Haas We All Fly exhibit will sport a 2002 SR22 aircraft among its wares. The aircraft, number N266CD, was the first such glass panel aircraft to be certified by the FAA with a full PFD (Primary Flight Display) / MFD (Multi-Function Display) combination. 

While today, more than a few Entegra owners cast a side eye at the aging system as an antiquated placeholder for more modern (and costly!) avionics, the Avidyne system was cutting edge for the time. It was the first to popularize a wide horizon attitude indicator, datalink weather, electronic chart display, and assisted lean of peak operation. The Avidyne DFC90 autopilot, also a first on the SR20/22, was the first general aviation autopilot with envelope protection and unusual attitude recovery capabilities. Given the breadth of its changes over a garden-variety 6-pack, the Smithsonian was right to say that "N266CD marked a new era for general aviation aircraft capability, technology, and safety,"

“Having been at the forefront of general aviation’s technological revolution and specifically in the early days... we are humbled, honored, and very proud to be recognized by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for our contribution to the advancement of general aviation avionics technology and aviation safety,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President and CEO.



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