Avidyne and Airplus Announce Certification of IFD Series GPS/FMS Systems in Robin Aircraft
airplus Maintenance of Friedrichshafen,Germany has received an STC to install the Avidyne IFD550, IFD540, and IFD440 systems in Robin Aircraft; Certification provides IFR LPV approval and LNAV + V capability.
Melbourne, FL – Monday, November 12, 2018 –
Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced that German-based airplus Maintenance GmbH has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of the Avidyne IFD5XX/4XX series of GPS-based flight management systems in 200-, 300- and 400-series Robin aircraft. This STC provides IFR LPV and LNAV + V approval for single- and dual-IFD installations in 40 different models and derivatives of the French-manufactured Robin range of aircraft.
“Avidyne’s IFD series FMS/GPS systems are incredibly capable and easy to use, and we see the fleet of Robin aircraft—which are very popular throughout Europe—as a great target market for their capabilities,” said Florian Kindzorra, Chief Operating Officer for airplus. “Avidyne makes great products and we look forward to working with them on certifying and installing their products in other aircraft models as well.”
“We are delighted to have airplus as a certification partner and dealer for the IFD Series,” said Steve Gubbins, Avidyne’s Director of European Sales. “Through their expertise, we have a wide-reaching STC that allows owners of these highly popular Robin aircraft to take advantage all of the benefits of the Avidyne IFD systems, including LPV and LNAV+V approaches, Synthetic Vision, and wireless connectivity.”
Pricing and Availability
Avidyne IFD4XX systems start at $9,499 USD. IFD5XX systems start at $14,999 USD.
airplus is making their STC available at a cost of €500 Euro for a single IFD installation and for €750 Euro for dual-IFD installations. Contact airplus for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
airplus was established in 1996 at Friedrichshafen International Airport (EDNY) in Germany and has since developed into one of the largest European aircraft maintenance facilities for piston, turboprop and jet aircraft. As EASA and FAA certified “one-stop shop” for up to 20t, airplus offers all types of work on the airframe, engines, interior and all avionics from a single source.