En Route: Avidyne’s IFD440 Navigation System

En Route: Avidyne’s IFD440 Navigation System

EnrouteAvidyne has announced certification of the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM Navigation System and Release 10.1 software for the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM. Release 10.1 (R10.1) software is a field-loadable upgrade that provides IFD540 owners with product improvements and new functionality. It includes support for display of ADS-B weather, scrollable data blocks, expanded checklists, rubber-banding of the active flight plan leg, and multiple-user customization of checklists, user settings, user-defined waypoints, routes, and more. R10.1 also adds support for control of Avidyne’s new remote-mounted AXP322 remote transponder and enables the recently-announced MK10 Mini Keyboard for wireless control of the IFD540 and IFD440 via Bluetooth®. The now-certified IFD440 has a plug-and-play list price of $14,995.
The Release 10.1 software upgrade will be offered at no charge for all current IFD540 customers. Once certified, Avidyne will begin scheduling orders for the R10.1 upgrade through authorized dealers.
Avidyne previously announced their MLB100 ADSB-IN receiver that is designed for IFD540 or IFD440 customers who are equipped with an Avidyne AXP340 Mode S Transponder with 1090MHz ADS-B OUT and want ADS-B IN. The MLB100 provides a great FIS-B weather and traffic solution for aircraft flying above 18,000 feet in the CONUS. Release 10.1 software is required in the IFD540 and IFD440 in order for them to display ADS-B information. The MLB100 receiver is priced at $2,495.
For further information, visit www.avidyne.com

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