Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne Receives CitationJet Certification for IFD550 Adding LPV Vertical Guidance, Plus Synthetic Vision and Wireless Connectivity

STC provides installation approval of Avidyne IFD550/540 in Cessna CitationJet 525/525A Models with Collins Pro Line 21; STC also includes compliance with ADS-B mandate.

Melbourne, FL – Monday, July 16, 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) approval of dual hybrid-touchscreen IFD550/540 Series FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems, for installation in Cessna CitationJet 525 and 525A models with Collins Pro Line 21 and the FGC-3000 Digital Flight Control System.  


“Avidyne is keenly focused on identifying aircraft that can directly benefit from the powerful capabilities we offer with our IFD Series of products,” said Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn.  “These legacy CJ aircraft are highly-utilized workhorses, and their operators are looking for ways to modernize their panels more affordably, and I think we have just what they are looking for with this package.”


“Upgrading to the Avidyne IFD Series gives these CJ owners significant new capabilities that extend the mission profile of their aircraft while reducing pilot workload and providing enhanced situational awareness,” said Mitch Biggs, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  “In addition to getting an easy-to-use, hybrid-touch FMS and compliance with the ADS-B mandate, this STC provides autopilot-coupled LPV approach capability, while adding 3D synthetic vision views of nearby terrain, obstacles, and traffic, plus integrated wireless connectivity to the IFD100 and many third-party apps including ForeFlightŪ.”


In addition to providing precision GPS/LPV navigation in an easy-to-use FMS, the IFD550 and IFD540 provide dual 16-watt VHF communication radios, plus dual VHF navigation and ILS capability, plus the option of  dual Avidyne SkyTrax 322 remote-mount or SkyTrax 340 panel-mounted Mode S transponders for ADS-B OUT.  


CJ525/525A operators who upgrade to the IFDs can also have the IFD100, which is a powerful iPad App that communicates via WiFi and provides independent, large-screen display and control of the panel-mounted IFD system.


About the IFD550

Avidyne’s IFD550 is a full-featured FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with hybrid-touch user interface that offers pilots the best of touch screen operation, along with dedicated knobs and buttons for easy control through all phases of flight.  In addition, the IFD550 features an integrated Attitude Reference Sensor (ARS).  The ARS detects Pitch and Roll motion and enables the display of dynamic Synthetic Vision (SVS) with full-motion three-dimensional “out-the-window” views as well as exocentric “in-trail” views of the aircraft and nearby terrain, obstacles, traffic and terrain.  The IFD550 also gives pilots the ability to overlay Horizontal and Vertical Deviation Indicators, a Total Velocity Vector (TVV)/Flight Path Marker, and adjustable field of regard.  IFD550 with Release 10.2.2 software has a list price starting at $21,999.  


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Avidyne Corporation
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