MELBOURNE, Fla., 9 May 2016. Avidyne Corp. in Melbourne, Fla., is introducing the IFD100 iPad-based flight-management application that mimics all the functionality of their IFD-Series GPS flight management avionics. The IFD100 iPad app gives pilots a redundant, large-format map that wirelessly connects to their IFD 4_Series or 5-Series GPS FMS system.
All knob and touch functionality of the IFD can be controlled remotely by the iPad in real time. ADS-B weather and traffic and Synthetic Vision are also updated wirelessly for display on the large-screen moving map.
Pilots flying with panel-mounted Avidyne's IFD Series GPS FMS systems can use the IFD100 app to create flight plans on their iPad before leaving home, and then wirelessly synchronize with their panel-mounted IFD before departure or easily edit in real time in the aircraft.
The IFD100 will be available as part of Avidyne's upcoming Release 10.2 software upgrade for the IFD540 and IFD440 GPS FMS systems. It also is compatible with all of Avidyne's newly announced IFD systems including the IFD550, IFD545, IFD510 and IFD410.
The IFD100 App will be available as a free download from the iTunes App Store for any IFD owner and will be available shortly after Release 10.2 software certification.
Release 10.2 software for the IFD Series will be certified and available later this year. For existing IFD440 and IFD540 owners, R10.2 will be available for download from the Avidyne Website at no charge.
Optionally, customers can choose to get the software on USB memory stick for $99 from Avidyne. Costs do not include dealer labor to upgrade existing systems.
For more information contact Avidyne online at www.avidyne.com.