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Features March 2013 Issue

Avidyne Ups the Ante

Avidyne promises to reduce cockpit workload with advanced FMS operating logic and hybrid controls borrowed from the R9 glass cockpit.

From my bench at the avionics shop, I see a lot of interest in Avidyne’s new IFD-series navigators. Many potential buyers are intrigued by the ability of the IFD540 and smaller IFD440 to slide into an existing Garmin GNS 530 or 430 installation, without the significant expense of rewiring the interface. This plug and play avionics upgrade concept is far from new. But what is new is Avidyne’s approach to making IFR flying easier, with…

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