Avidyne Delivers First Entegra Release 9-Equipped Piper PA-46 Matrix
Entegra Release 9 represents the state of the art in single-pilot IFR avionics; The easy-to-use R9 system that makes flying simpler and safer is now available for the PA-46 Matrix.
Lincoln, MA – Monday, November 22, 2010 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced customer delivery of the first Entegra Release 9-equipped Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft. This was the first PA-46 aircraft to get the R9 upgrade, which includes dual IFD5000 integrated flight displays and dual FMS900w WAAS-capable flight management systems (FMS).
“The Matrix is a terrific cabin-class aircraft and the Entegra Release 9 suite adds significant capability,” said customer Mark Mathys of Ohio. “Having already flown for over 20 hours with the system, R9 has given me more confidence knowing that I am flying the safest, most modern glass cockpit on the market.”
“We are pleased to have completed the first Matrix with Entegra Release 9 for Mr. Mathys, adding to the growing fleet of satisfied R9 customers,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “Combining our innovative dual-databus system architecture, highly-capable dual WAAS FMS systems, and an intuitive user interface, our customers are finding that Release 9 reduces pilot workload and allows 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, dual-redundant FMS900w systems with FMS keyboard, next-generation fully-digital 16-watt 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).
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.