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Avidyne Announces DFC100 Autopilot for Piper PA-32 as Option with Entegra Release 9 Upgrade

DFC100 provides dual-source attitude-based digital autopilot that adds significant performance and safety benefits including a ‘Straight & Level’ and full-time Flight Envelope Protection & Alerting.

Oshkosh, WI – Monday, July 25, 2011 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider
of integrated avionics and
safety systems for general aviation aircraft,
announced today that they are expanding the available market for the DFC100
Digital Flight Control System to include the Piper PA-32 aircraft, and that
they are now accepting deposits from owners of Entegra-equipped aircraft
who want to upgrade to Entegra Release 9 and DFC100.  Certification
of Entegra Release 9 upgrade for PA-32s and certification of the DFC100
for PA-32s are expected later this year. The DFC100 is currently certified
for Entegra Release 9-equipped Cirrus SR20s and SR22s,


“The DFC100 takes advantage of the powerful capabilities of the Entegra Release
9 system, including the redundancy of dual ADAHRS inputs, and the enhanced
performance of fully-coupled VNAV descents, approaches, and missed approaches,”
said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.   “We are
now accepting deposits from interested PA-32 owners who want to bring the performance
and safety enhancements of Entegra Release 9 and the DFC100 to their
aircraft.”


Entegra Release 9 was designed with the DFC100 in mind, so
it was just a matter of time before we could begin to offer it as an option
on the PA-32 upgrade,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President and CEO. “R9 and
the DFC100 combine to reduce workload and heads-down time, enhance redundancy
for minimal disruption during failure modes, and protect against inadvertent
departure from the flight envelope.”


About DFC100

The DFC100 autopilot, designed for use with Avidyne’s Entegra Release
9 Integrated Flight Deck System,  provides the precision and reliability
of a dual-source attitude-based flight control system, as well as
safety enhancements such as a Straight & Level mode and full-time
Flight Envelope Alerting. For more information, go to www.dfc100.com.


High-Resolution images of the DFC100 and Entegra Release 9 for the
PA32 are available at: http://www.avidyne.com/news/images.asp


Pricing & Availability

The list price of the DFC100 Digital Flight Computer for Release 9-equipped
aircraft aircraft is $14,995. 


Entegra Release 9 with dual IFDs (dual ADAHRS) for retrofit into Entegra-equipped
PA-32 aircraft starts at $72,800.


Visit www.Release9.com or contact Reid
Antonacchio at (239) 249-0414 for full details.


About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)

Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™
system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots
and their passengers. The company’s expanding line of products also includes
the industry-leading Entegra
integrated flight deck
 
linefor new and existing aircraft, DFC90 and DFC100 digital
flight control systems, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function
displays, the TAS600 series of active traffic
advisory systems, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide
datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered
in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Westerville, OH, Melbourne, FL,
and Boulder, CO.

Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400
tharper@avidyne.com
www.avidyne.com