Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne Certifies Entegra Release 9 for Piper PA-46 Matrix Aircraft

Entegra Release 9 represents the state of the art in single-pilot IFR avionics; The easy-to-use R9 system makes flying simpler and safer.

Lincoln, MA – Thursday, October 14, 2010 – 

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced that they have received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of their Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) in the Piper PA-46  Matrix aircraft.

Entegra Release 9 is a next-generation flight deck upgrade that is designed to meet the mission profiles of the high-performance aircraft, including the PA-46 Matrix,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “PA-46 aircraft are single-pilot IFR workhorses and Release 9’s easy-to-use FMS and its fully-redundant system architecture dramatically reduce pilot workload and increase safety.”

“Avidyne developed Entegra Release 9 with turbine-class single-pilot IFR operations in mind,” said Avidyne president Dan Schwinn. “PA-46 owners will find that the Release 9 system is much easier to use and is much more capable than anything they have ever flown in this class of aircraft, which will allow them to fly more confidently in the IFR system.”

The Entegra Release 9 retrofit for Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft includes two XGA high-resolution IFD5000 displays. In addition, Release 9 features Avidyne’s dual-redundant FMS900w systems with FMS control/display unit, next-generation fully-digital VHF NAV/COM radios and dual WAAS/RNP-capable GPS receivers.

Pricing and Availability

Entegra Release 9 upgrade for the Piper PA-46 Matrix has a list price of $72,800,

plus installation. Contact Avidyne for more information.

 Certification of Entegra Release 9 for the Mirage and the Meridian is expected in 2011.

Those who would like to get a flight demonstration of the Entegra Release 9 suite can contact Avidyne at 800.AVIDYNE (800.284.3963).

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