Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne Receives Brazilian Approval for Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck in Piper PA-46 Matrix

Brazil-registered Matrix aircraft can now take advantage of R9’s fully redundant system architecture; Designed to enhance single-pilot IFR operations and increase safety.

Lincoln, MA – Wednesday, December 8, 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 installation of the Entegra Release 9 (R9) Integrated Flight Deck suite in Brazilian-registered Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft.


“This ANAC approval of Entegra Release 9 for the Piper Matrix continues our growth in the Brazilian market and expands the reach for our industry-leading flight deck,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.  “This past year Avidyne has certified our DFC90 autopilot and R9 for Brazil-registered Cirrus aircraft, and now we can offer R9 for Matrix customers.”

“R9 delivers significant improvements in ease of use, performance, and safety and customers around the world are taking notice,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President and CEO.  “Avidyne’s aggressive certification schedule allows us to continually expand our total available market for our products in the United States, Brazil, and around the world.”

The Entegra Release 9 retrofit for Piper PA-46 Matrix aircraft includes two XGA high-resolution IFD5000 displays, dual-redundant FMS900w systems with control/display Keyboard, next-generation fully-digital 16-watt VHF NAV/COM radios, and dual WAAS/RNP-capable GPS receivers.

Pricing & Availability

Entegra Release 9 configurations for the PA-46 Matrix start at $72,800 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. 

In addition to the PA-46 Matrix, Entegra Release 9 is currently available as a retrofit upgrade for existing Entegra-equipped including the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft, and upgrade programs have been announced for the Piper Mirage, Meridian, and PA-32 aircraft. Release 9 is also available as a factory standard configuration on the Extra 500 Spirit, and was selected as the avionics flight deck for the recently-announced Korean Aerospace (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. The EX600, TWX670 and MLX770 all have ANAC certified AML STC’s.  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