Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM Receives Canadian Approval

Approval extends the international availability of the plug-and-play IFD540; Hybrid touch-screen user interface plus integrated support for Bluetooth® and WiFi set the IFD540 apart in the market.

Lincoln, MA – Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – 

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today announced that they have received an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) from Transport Canada for installation of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system in nearly 700 aircraft makes and models.

“We are pleased to obtain Canadian Validation of the IFD540,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.  “This approval allows our dealers in Canada to install the IFD540 in C-registered aircraft that were not originally type-certificated in the U.S.”

The IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM includes a highly-capable Flight Management System (FMS) and VHF navigation and communication capability, providing full SBAS/LPV approach guidance, including easy-to-use flight planning, ‘one-touch’ victor airway and jet-route navigation, and Avidyne’s innovative GeoFill™ waypoint nomination. The IFD540 is the centerpiece of Avidyne’s plug-and-play panel-mounted avionics suite, which also includes the AMX240 Audio Panel and the AXP340 Mode S ADS-B Transponder, both of which are already TSO’d and available now.  A smaller-screen version of the IFD540 called the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM is planned for availability in 2015.   The IFD540 and IFD440 also include integrated WiFi and Bluetooth® capability.

Pricing and Availability

The IFD540 has a plug-and-play price of $16,995 and is shipping now.  Installation Kit & Tray are available for an additional $650.  The IFD440 has a plug-and-play price of $14,995 is expected to be available in early 2015. Installation Kit & Tray are available for an additional $650.  The 16-Watt transmit-power upgrade for IFD540 and IFD440 is $4,995, and is available for 28vdc installations only.  Antennas are sold separately.

High-Resolution images of IFD540 are available at: http://www.avidyne.com/news/images.asp

Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400