The STC provides installation approval of Avidyne’s dual hybrid-touchscreen IFD550/540 Series FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems in Cessna CitationJet 525/525A models with Collins Pro Line 21 and the FGC-3000 Digital Flight Control System. The upgrade also includes compliance with the ADS-B mandate.
“Upgrading to the Avidyne IFD Series gives these CJ owners significant new capabilities that extend the mission profile of their aircraft while reducing pilot workload and providing enhanced situational awareness,” said Mitch Biggs, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
The upgrade will provide applicable CJ owners with capabilities like autopilot-coupled LPV approach, 3D synthetic vision and wireless connectivity to the IFD100 and third-party apps including ForeFlight. The IFD550 and IFD540 will also provide dual 16-watt VHF communication radios, dual VHF navigation/ILS capability, plus the option of dual Avidyne SkyTrax 322 remote-mount or SkyTrax 340 panel-mounted Mode S transponders for ADS-B OUT. The IFD550 with Release 10.2.2 software has a list price starting at $21,999.