avidyne gets approval for ifd series installation in full line of robinson helicopters

February 22, 2018

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, 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. He added “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 more information on this please visit: www.avidyne.com/heli.