Avidyne Press Release

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Avidyne Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Founder of leading avionics manufacturer reflects on 20 years of innovation.

Oshkosh, WI – Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, is celebrating their 20th anniversary as a general aviation avionics manufacturer at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 

“I started Avidyne in 1994 with the idea that emerging technology could be applied to dramatically improve the pilot experience in owner-flown aircraft by making avionics simpler and easier to use,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s founder, president and CEO. 

“Over the past 20 years, Avidyne has played a significant role in the advancement of avionics capability, and we have developed a broad portfolio of core technologies including multi-function displays, primary flight displays, attitude/heading reference systems, datalink, traffic advisory sensors, advanced flight control systems, and flight management systems.

“We have been through up and down cycles in this industry, and as the only full-line avionics supplier dedicated entirely to developing certified avionics for light general aviation aircraft, we have continued to innovate and have demonstrated the stamina and staying power to survive in an industry with very few players who can do what we do.

“I believe technology will continue to drive general aviation as we move to an era of ubiquitous internet connectivity, electric aircraft, and fully-automated flight,” said Schwinn. “I am looking forward to an even brighter future over the next 20 years.”

About Dan Schwinn

Daniel J. Schwinn is the founder and current president and CEO of Avidyne Corporation, headquartered in Lincoln, MA.  Prior to founding Avidyne Corporation, Dan co-founded and served as president and chairman of Shiva Corporation, a global communications equipment manufacturer.  Dan currently flies a TBM850 and a Lake Renegade seaplane, and he is type-rated in the Falcon 100 jet. He is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a member of the Visiting Committee on Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and a director of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

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