Avidyne Receives Certification of R.10.2.1 Software Upgrade for IFD Series Which Adds New Helicopter Features
STC for R10.2.1 adds "Helicopter Enablement" features for Avidyne IFD540 and IFD440.
Las Vegas, NV – Tuesday, February 27, 2018 –
Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for R10.2.1 software for the IFD Series.
Among the new features and product improvements of the R10.2.1 software upgrade is support for helicopter-specific features including Heliports, Helicopter SIDS/ STARS/ Approaches, which is a new paid option designed for helicopter operators.
“R10.2.1 certification comes on the heels of our announcement last week that we received STC approval for our IFDs in Robinson helicopter,” said Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn. “While R10.2.1 delivers product improvements for IFD customers flying any type of aircraft, we are especially excited to add helicopter enablement features that really focus on the specific needs of helicopter operators. ”
Enhancements with R10.2.1 include the following:
Adds helicopter 'ownship' on Map and Synthetic Vision displays
Adds helicopter SID/STAR/Approaches
Added VFR waypoints
Allow fuel range ring time to be configurable
Added AWIS frequencies to the frequency list
Modify MapMx interface to support more than 31 waypoints
Improve support for GTX345
Improved METAR decoding
Improved AIRMET/SIGMENT decoding
WiFi and BT icons now reflect the connection status
All IFDs also provide remote COM channel increment and frequency transfer capabilities, which is particularly helpful for the high-workload helicopter environment.
R10.2.1 software is shipping now with all new IFD units and is available for download through Avidyne dealers as a field upgrade. The R10.2.1 is available from Avidyne at no charge. Helicopter Enablement is a $499 option. Pricing does not include any labor charges.