Mon, Jun 14, 2010
Upgrade And New Features For Release 9 Integrated Flight
For folks who have been waiting on the edge of their chairs for
the Avidyne Release 9 IFD upgrade, the company said on Monday that
they have received both a TSO and an STC for v9.1. The move
provides authorization for installation of the upgrade into the
existing fleet of R9-equipped aircraft.
"Release 9.1 is a significant product upgrade for our Entegra
Release 9 Flight Deck, and our R9 customers will really appreciate
the new features and product improvements that have been
incorporated," said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne's Chief Operating
Officer. "The FMS Preview feature is an innovative and
time-saving feature that R9 pilots are going to really enjoy using,
plus Release 9.1 adds many other product improvements, many of
which were incorporated from early customer feedback."
Avidyne says along with the FMS Procedure Preview, some of those
new features include FMS Map Center View and EVS. FMS Preview
makes it easy to visualize and select a desired airway, transition,
approach, or initial approach fix. FMS Centered View is a fourth
map view which centers the map on any selected waypoint in the
flight plan. Avidyne says the feature enables pilots to
scroll through the flight plan and view the entire route of flight
at a single range setting on the map, to get a better idea of the
weather along the route.
The ability to fully implement EVS is
still awaiting the appropriate third-party hardware STC. Avidyne
says once that is complete, the EVS can be enabled as a paid
upgrade in the field via software configuration.
"Avidyne is committed to making single-pilot IFR flying safer
and easier, and Release 9.1 takes it a step further," said Dan
Schwinn, Avidyne's President and CEO. "Features like FMS
Procedure Preview and FMS Map Center View increase safety by
enabling pilots to easily preview their flight plan and any
changes, thereby ensuring they are selecting exactly what they want
without all the 'do-overs' associated with legacy navigators."
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