Avidyne Press Release

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).

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