Avidyne Announces 2-Way Wireless Connectivity with Foreflight 9.1 and IFD5XX/4XX
Market-leading ForeFlight iPad App v9.1 now able to provide two-way wireless interface with Avidyne IFD550, IFD540 & IFD440.
Melbourne, FL – Friday, June 2, 2017 –
Avidyne Corporation today announced that the new ForeFlight Mobile EFB v9.1 App is now capable of taking advantage of the two-way wireless connectivity in Avidyne’s full line of IFD Series FMS/GPS navigators.
“ForeFlight has the most widely used flight planning and electronic flight bag app available for general aviation, and now their latest release (v9.1) takes full advantage of the integrated two-way wireless capabilities of our IFD Series,” commented Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President & CEO. “ForeFlight continues to leverage Avidyne's open-architecture wireless capability for two-way transferring of data in the cockpit including mapping and flight planning, and with more to follow.”
With the new ForeFlight version 9.1app, Avidyne's IFD550/540/440 units running the current v10.2 software will now support full two-way flight plan transfer between the iPad/iPhone running ForeFlight and the IFD system. This allows customers to build their flight plans at home and easily load them into the IFD when they get to the airport. Foreflight can also wirelessly receive and display GPS position and flight plan information from the IFD.
Avidyne also offers their own IFD100 iPad App which allows an additional instance of an IFD in the cockpit when connected wirelessly to panel-mounted IFD5XX/4XX units.
ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews all over the world to plan and file flight plans, access preflight and in-flight weather, download and view electronic charts and maps, manage flight publications, log flight time, and more. ForeFlight serves pilots in all segments of aviation, including personal, business, commercial, and military. Additionally, ForeFlight is renowned for its amazingly responsive and accurate Fanatical Pilot Support™.