Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne Announces Certification of Release 10.1 Software for IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM

Release 10.1 software adds new IFD540 functionality; Also removes AD limitations from affected IFD540 systems

Lincoln, MA – Thursday, June 18, 2015 – 

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that they have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of Release 10.1 software for the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems.  

“Release 10.1 software brings many new features and functions, including ADS-B, to the IFD540 that give it greater utility and make it even easier to use,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne CEO. “Along with the newly-certified IFD440, Avidyne now offers a complete suite of next-generation, ADS-B capable panel-mounted avionics and a platform for the future.”

R10.1 adds new features to IFD540

Release 10.1 (R10.1) software is a field-loadable upgrade for the IFD540 that includes product improvements and new functionality such as:

  • Support for display of ADS-B (FIS-B) weather when interfaced with an Avidyne MLB100 or MLX200.

  • Rubber-banding of the active flight plan leg – Now the magenta ‘active’ leg can also be stretched, providing a new active waypoint using the touch screen.

  • Scrollable data blocks – Allows the pilot have more data blocks configured than can be displayed on a single screen. Using the touch screen, the pilot can scroll up or down to view addition data blocks.

  • Standby Com Monitor – Enables monitoring of the standby COM frequency when connected to an Avidyne AMX240 audio panel.

  • Multiple-user configurations – Allows up to 5 user configurations of data blocks, page layouts, and checklists can be saved.

  • Expanded checklists – We have added more check list pages, and multiple users can customize, save, and recall their own checklists.

  • Download/Saving of user-defined waypoints, flight plan routes – Allows pilots to save all their user-defined waypoints and saved flight plans to a USB jump drive, so they can easily be restored to another unit or saved as backup.

  • Support for control of Avidyne's new remote-mounted AXP322 remote Mode S transponder with ADS-B OUT.

  • Enables Bluetooth® and WiFi – While the hardware for wireless connectivity has been in the boxes since the beginning,  R10.1 is the first activation of wireless functionality—specifically, the MK10 mini Keyboard, which allows pilots to enter waypoints, flight plans, and zoom the map range in and out, among other things via Bluetooth.

Additional feature enhancements and new capabilities are outlined on our www.AvidyneLive.com website at:


R10.1 removes AD Limitations on IFD540

R10.1 also includes the software required to remove the Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) regarding limitations on GPS approaches with specific leg types that was issued in May 2015 to existing owners of Avidyne IFD540 systems. With the R10.1 upgrade, this AD can now be removed from the Limitations Section of the airplane flight manual or flight manual supplement.

 The R10.1 software upgrade will be offered at no-charge for all current IFD540 owners.  Avidyne is accepting orders now through authorized dealers.

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Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400