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Forum Name: Avidyne Trade Show News
Forum Description: Pre and post trade show previews and wrap ups
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Topic: Announcements?
Posted By: oskrypuch
Subject: Announcements?
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2017 at 3:55pm
Osh is next week.

Anything coming up?

* Orest

Posted By: AviSimpson
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2017 at 9:26am
You'll have to wait and see....

Simpson Bennett
Avidyne Corporation
Product Manager

Posted By: MarkZ
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2017 at 9:28pm
Like a tee shirt ?? :-D

Posted By: LANCE
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2017 at 8:49am
The announcement is . . . they have a new logo

Posted By: AviSimpson
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2017 at 10:47am
Originally posted by MarkZ MarkZ wrote:

Like a tee shirt ?? :-D
AND.....a hat!

Simpson Bennett
Avidyne Corporation
Product Manager

Posted By: LANCE
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2017 at 5:26pm" rel="nofollow -

If I had to guess, I bet they are working on something to replace the 6 pack steam gauges on older airplanes - something really cool to show off that new logo on.

Posted By: DavidBunin
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2017 at 5:30pm
Simpson said earlier that this would be a year of ADS-B for Avidyne, so the logical guess is that they are working on some kind of transponder.

Posted By: n7ifr
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2017 at 10:30pm
What sort of transponder are you thinking/wanting?

Tom W.

Posted By: DavidBunin
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2017 at 4:49pm

I'm happy with what I've got for now.

I am at Oshkosh, so I will check out the booth and see what's up.

Posted By: LANCE
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 11:22am
Press Conference at Oshkosh" rel="nofollow -

Posted By: LANCE
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 11:46am

Posted By: TurboPA30
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 3:39pm
The 2015 announcements were more interesting.....

Posted By: ddgates
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 4:27pm
Underwhelming to be sure.

A software revision, really?

David Gates

Posted By: avimyers
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2018 at 5:54pm
Tomorrow Avidyne will announce STC approval for certain IFD use in Robinson Helicopters. You can read the press release below. 

Melbourne, FL. – February 22, 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 their IFD Series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems for installation in Robinson Helicopters.  


“Robinson is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters, and we have found that there is a huge pent up demand for the unique features we offer with our IFD series,” said Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn. “Avidyne has been a world leader in active traffic systems in helicopters with our TAS600 series, and now this STC marks the first of many upgrade and forward-fit programs we are working on to bring the powerful capabilities of the Avidyne IFD products to the helicopter market.”


“Our IFDs are uniquely suited for helicopter operations.  Their hybrid touch user interface provides touch-screen input as well as a full set of buttons/knobs for reliable control of the instrument in all conditions and phases of flight,” said Mitch Biggs, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.   “Our IFD100 app provides a big-glass display and control of the panel-mounted IFD on an iPad® mounted wherever the pilot desires.  Equally important, the IFD series is a slide-in replacement for legacy GNS-series navigators, which can dramatically reduce installation costs”.


“For many helicopter operators, the IFD provides significant performance and functional improvements in the same panel space where their old navigator sits today, with the addition of wireless capability for added safety and ease of use.  Any helicopter operator looking to migrate to a next generation of WAAS GPS/FMS/NAV/COM owes it to themselves to take a very close look at the IFD.” Biggs added.


This STC covers the IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs as well as the IFD510 and IFD410 FMS/GPS standalone navigators, and allows for easy slide-in-replacement installations in Robinson helicopters that currently have legacy GNS navigators. This STC also covers green installations as well.  


Helicopter Operators who upgrade to the IFDs will also have the ability to add an IFD100, which is an iPad-based version of the panel-mounted IFDs that communicates via wireless and provides independent, large-screen display and control of the panel-mounted system.


For more information on this please visit


Posted By: SB Jim
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2021 at 9:58am
It has been a LONG TIME since Avidyne shared any news with us.

What is going on, Avidyne?

What are you working on? 

Enquiring minds want to know....

Posted By: AviSteve
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2021 at 10:10am
We've definitely been keeping ourselves busy.  We're continuing to work on getting 10.3 ready.  I suspect that there will be a few other announcements this year...

Steve Lindsley
Avidyne Engineering

Posted By: atomsite
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2021 at 8:44pm
Hopefully they will add the Garmin GI 275 electronic flight instrument to paragraph 2.3 in the IFD5XX/4XX Installation Manual. As well as any associated firmware required in v10.3.

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