Companies Say They Will Deliver High Value In Pre-Owned Cirrus
airplane is the only way to get into flying for many potential
owners, but those same new owners may want the latest glass panel
avionics as well. Avidyne Corporation says they are now partnering
with Leading Edge Aviation Services of Tampa, Eagle Creek Aviation
Services, Inc. of Indianapolis, and Lone Mountain Aviation of
North Las Vegas, to deliver late-model Cirrus SR22 aircraft
retrofitted with Avidyne's new Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight
Deck (IFD) system. The four-way GA partnership has
collectively dubbed this new aircraft the 'G3-R9'.
"The G3-R9 concept is simply a formalization of actual customer
purchasing behavior for those seeking the best airframe, best
engine and best avionics available today, all for the best value,"
said Rob Higby, Avidyne's Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and
Customer Service. "Eagle Creek, Leading Edge, and Lone
Mountain are the initial participants for this program because they
are key Cirrus aircraft sales and maintenance centers, they are
strategically located geographically in the Central, Eastern and
Western US, and they each have demonstrated expertise with the
Entegra Release 9 retrofit program."
"Release 9 is an incredibly capable new
flight deck system and our customers have been delighted with its
ease of use and overall capability," said Matt Hagans, Eagle
Creek's CEO. "With Release 9, we are delivering 'like new' Cirrus
aircraft. It's a simply great combination."
"At Leading Edge, we buy, sell, and maintain more Cirrus
aircraft than probably any other shop in the country, and we
believe the addition of Release 9 adds significant value and
provides our customers with a more capable four-place piston
aircraft than they can get anywhere else, new or used," said Dave
Moberg, President of Aircraft Sales at Leading Edge.
"As the top Cirrus maintenance facility west of the Rockies, we
see this program as a way to give our customers a 'best-in-class'
aircraft in terms of airframe, engine, and state-of-the-art
avionics," said Ken Scherado, President of Lone Mountain
Entegra Release 9 is currently certified as a retrofit upgrade
for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft.
Avidyne has developed a full schedule of "Entegra Release 9 Across
America" Fly-Ins and Demonstration Seminars that are currently
underway so that interested parties can experience the system in a
city near them. As part of this schedule, Avidyne will be
exhibiting and hosting Entegra Release 9 flight demos at the
upcoming EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh.