Joins 400-Series Twins On AML
Avidyne's Envision Integrated Flight Deck is now available for
retrofit on several popular Cessna 300-series piston twin models.
Avidyne and Southern Star Avionics, LLC of Mobile, AL have added
the Cessna 320, 335 and 340 piston twins to the FAA Approved Model
List (AML) of aircraft authorized for retrofit of the Envision
System. The Cessna 401, 402, 414 and 421 models were approved in
March when the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) was originally
Avidyne and Southern Star have successfully collaborated on a
number of STCs for installation of the Envision components on a
variety of aircraft including an EXP5000 PFD on the Cirrus SR20 and
SR22 and an EXP5000 PFD and single EX5000 MFD Envision retrofit
with an STEC 65 autopilot in a King Air E90.
"Adding functionality and glass displays to these Cessna
piston-engine twins not only extends their useful lives it means
that more than 1,500 additional airplanes can now be equipped to
operate in today’s air traffic environment with the
industry’s easiest-to-use integrated flight deck," said Rob
Higby, Avidyne’s vice president of sales and marketing.
Avidyne has also collaborated with Southern Star and S-TEC on
the design of the dual-PFD and single-MFD Envision/Alliant flight
deck for the approximately 300 Cessna 441 Conquest II turboprop
aircraft currently in service.
"Avidyne’s Envision Integrated Flight Deck adds
capability, versatility and safety to a broad range of existing
aircraft and we look forward to working with Avidyne to expand the
AML for this retrofit to additional models," said Tom Greer,
President, Southern Star Aviation. "Avidyne’s products not
only enhance the value of the aircraft on which they’re
installed, they enhance the safety of the air traffic system in
which they operate," he added.
Retail pricing for the Envision integrated flight deck begins at
$34,995 for the EXP5000 PFD with STC Kit. Options include
Avidyne’s EX5000 or EX500 Multi-Function Display (MFD), the
dual-antenna TAS600 traffic advisory system, MLB700 broadcast
datalink weather, and TWX670 Tactical Lightning Detection