Allows System To Be Installed In European Fixed And Rotary Wing
The EASA has granted a European Technical Standard Order (ETSO)
to Avadyne for its EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD). This ETSO
paves the way for installation of the EX600 MFD in
European-registered fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
"Our EX-Series MFD customers have enjoyed the exclusive
situational awareness and safety benefits of European-specific
datalink graphical weather and electronic VFR charts," said Patrick
Herguth, Avidyne's Chief Operating Officer. "Europe continues to be
an important market for Avidyne and with this ETSO, we can offer
even greater benefits for our European customers with our newest
MFD, the EX600."
"The EX600 has quickly achieved a great deal of success with
installations in most fixed wing aircraft models, as well as many
major helicopters including Bell, Agusta and Eurocopter models,"
said Rob Higby, Avidyne's Vice President of Sales, Marketing and
Customer Service. "This ETSO approval now allows helicopter and
fixed-wing operators throughout Europe to have access to this
proven and capable MFD."
Avidyne's EX600 is a full-function MFD that is designed to
enhance situational awareness and safety for pilots of general
aviation airplanes and helicopters. Incorporating a 5.8-inch
diagonal, 640x480 pixel (VGA) display, the EX600 features Avidyne's
renowned easy-to-use pilot interface. With its innovative new Map
Panning keys and exclusive QuickPan function, the EX600
dramatically improves a pilot's ability to access and display
critical flight data. QuickPan allows the pilot to quickly toggle
between the present position and a panned-to position-such as
Destination airport-with a single button push.
All EX600s include the ability to display CMax electronic
approach charts & over 6,000 worldwide airport diagrams at no
additional charge, as well as support for European VFR Charts (aka
Bottlang Airfield Manual)-covering over 2200 airports in 29
European countries. CMax Charts provide an added measure of
situational awareness during critical phases of flight and while
taxiing, both domestically and internationally. Subscription
services for CMax are available through Jeppesen.
With interfaces to 20 different radar models, the EX600 is
unmatched as a radar-replacement MFD, meaning it can act as a
display replacement for many out-dated and un-repairable cathode
ray tube (CRT) radar displays, while adding significant situational
awareness and utility enhancements.
In addition, the EX600 provides the widest range of sensor
interfaces available in a retrofit MFD including TAS600-Series
Traffic Advisory capability and TWX670 Color Tactical Lightning
Detection. With Avidyne's unique MultiLink™ capability, the
EX600 can display both broadcast datalink in the Continental U.S.
(CONUS) through the MLB700 and worldwide datalink through the
MLX770 datalink transceiver. Optional TCAS I and TAWS/EGPWS/HTAWS
interfaces are also available.
EX600 pricing starts at $9,990 for the standard MFD, including
CMax Electronic Approach Charts, Worldwide Airport Diagrams, and
standard interfaces for traffic and color lightning. The EX600 MFD
with Bendix RDR130/150/160/RDS81/82/82VP/84/84VP/86/86VP interface
or Bendix/King RDR2000/2100 interface is $13,990, and the EX600 MFD
with Collins WXR250/270/300 or Bendix RDR1100/1200/1300/1400
interface is $16,990. The system is available now.
Existing EX500 owners can get upgraded to an EX600 starting at