Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck Awarded Brazilian Approval

Brazil-registered Cirrus aircraft now have access to R9 upgrade that provides high-resolution displays, revolutionary FMS with GeoFill, and fully redundant system architecture, for enhanced single-pilot IFR operations and increased safety.

Lincoln, MA – Monday, October 4, 2010 – 

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight decks, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have received approval from the Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil –Brasil (ANAC) for retrofit installation of the Entegra Release 9 (R9) Integrated Flight Deck suite in Brazilian-registered Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft. Last week, Avidyne announced that they had received ANAC approval for their DFC90 autopilot retrofit for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft. 


“ANAC approval of our Entegra Release 9 suite is another important milestone for Avidyne, as there is a significant number of Cirrus aircraft based in Brazil,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.  “With this ANAC certification, Avidyne is now able to directly address the pent up demand from Brazil-registered Cirrus owners for R9.”

“Avidyne’s goal in developing avionics systems is to make single-pilot IFR flying safer and easier, and our Entegra Release 9 retrofit sets a new standard for general aviation,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President and CEO.  “R9 delivers significant ease of use, performance, and safety enhancements, and it has generated tremendous amount of interest from owners of Entegra-equipped aircraft in the United States, Brazil, and around the world.”

Pricing & Availability

Avidyne offers Silver, Gold and Platinum Entegra Release 9 configurations starting at $36,500 USD plus installation. Contact Avidyne or an Avidyne-Authorized Sales & Service Center for more details.

About Entegra Release 9 (www.release9.com)

Utilizing a fully-modular architecture, Entegra Release 9 represents the next generation of integrated flight deck systems for general aviation aircraft.  The Entegra Release 9 system includes dual XGA-resolution IFD5000 displays, dual-redundant FMS900w systems with a QWERTY keypad, next-generation fully-digital VHF NAV/COM radios, and dual WAAS/RNP-capable GPS receivers. 

Entegra Release 9 is currently available as a retrofit upgrade for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft, and upgrade programs have been announced for Piper PA-46 and PA-32 aircraft. Release 9 is also available as a factory option on the SR20 and SR22 from Cirrus, a factory upgrade option from Piper on the PA-46, a factory standard configuration on the Extra 500 Spirit, and Release 9 was selected as the avionics flight deck for the recently-announced KAI KC-100 aircraft.

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 include 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 dual-antenna 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 Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO. 

Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400