Avidyne IFD400 Series Selected by Robinson Helicopter as Factory Option for R22, R44, and R66
IFD410 and IFD440 provide Robinson Helicopter operators with significant advantages including Hybrid Touch, Synthetic Vision and Wireless Connectivity to the IFD100 App.
Melbourne, FL – Wednesday, December 19, 2018 –
Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced their IFD440/IFD410 FMS/GPS systems have been selected by Robinson Helicopters of Torrance, CA. as a factory option for forward fit in their industry-leading line of R22, R44, and R66 helicopters.
“Robinson is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters, and we are certainly delighted to have the IFD400 series added as a factory option,” said Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn. “With our hybrid touch user interface, the IFDs are uniquely suited for helicopter operations by providing operators with a touch-screen input as well as a full set of buttons and knobs for reliable control and improved ease of use in all conditions and phases of flight.”
“Equally important, our IFDs are the only panel-mounted FMS/GPS systems available that offer integrated Synthetic Vision and wireless connectivity,” said Ed Paulsen, Avidyne’s Vice President of Business Development. “Synthetic Vision provides pilots with significant improvements in situational awareness, and the ability to wirelessly connect to the IFD100 app on their iPad provides them with a big-glass display and control of all of the panel-mounted IFD functionality for even greater ease of use.”
Avidyne’s IFD400 Series comprises the IFD410 and the IFD440. The IFD410 is an FMS/GPS navigator. The IFD440 has the same features as the IFD410, with the addition of a VHF radio for NAV and COM functions (FMS/GPS/NAV/COM). Both systems feature a large 4.8-inch diagonal touch screen display.
The Avidyne IFD4XX and IFD5XX Series were previously certified for retrofit in the Robinson family of aircraft in February of 2018.
Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. Contact Robinson Helicopter for pricing and availability.