BIGFORK, Mont., - uAvionix Corporation announced it has acquired AeroVonics LLC, an avionics company based in Albuquerque, N.M. uAvionix Corporation will incorporate the AV-20S Multi-Function Display (MFD) and the AV-30 Primary Flight Display (PFD) products into their existing product line. The acquisition marks uAvionix’s first foray into advanced digital cockpit displays for the general aviation (GA) market.
The AV-20S series MFD is approved under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) process and can be installed as a Minor Alteration in most GA aircraft. The AV-20S provides multiple functions such as a Standby Attitude Indicator, derived Angle of Attack, Clocks and Timers, Outside Air Temperature, Density Altitude and a G Meter, all with a 30-minute internal battery backup. The AV-20S fits into a standard 2” round instrument hole and requires minimal installation time.
The AV-30 series PFD is currently available for experimental aircraft and is on track to receive Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for certified aircraft. The AV-30 includes a highly customizable user interface with displays of Primary Attitude, Slip and Direction of Flight. Pilots can also select from a wide variety of supplemental flight parameters (similar to those of the AV-20S) and customize up to three user pages, selecting from various color schemes and font sets. Autopilot integration will begin in 2020, after the initial STC approval. The AV-30 fits into a standard 3” round instrument hole and preserves the circular display format associated with the legacy instrument panel.
“This is a very exciting opportunity to bring innovative GA display products to a much wider market far more quickly than we could have achieved on our own.” says AeroVonics founder Jeff Bethel. “We believe the streamlined, easy-installation nature of our flight instrument suite is a perfect fit with the similarly designed uAvionix product line.”